All too often people find themselves allergic to one of their beloved family members; their pup or kitty-cat. Where some may find the necessity to re-home their pet because of the severity of the allergies, others will simply do everything to control the dander, the substance most likely contributing to the allergies. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some suggestions to help you control the dog and cat dander, improve the indoor air, and keep your relationship strong with your loyal furry friend.
Cat & Dog Dander Removal
Pet dander is a stubborn protein that clings to most surfaces and settles in the nooks and crannies. Where it is virtually impossible to rid your home of the pet dander, you can significantly reduce the volume which will benefit the allergy concern. Keeping up on maintenance in your home is a major contributor, below you will find some major points.
Clean Hard Surfaces to Reduce Pet Dander
With a mixture of hot water and mild dish soap, use a clean cloth to wipe down the walls, baseboards, tabletops, countertops, and other hard surfaces. Be sure to use the appropriate multi-surface cleaner on wood surfaces and other surfaces periodically to contain the dander and keep it from spreading.
Treat the Furniture and Curtains. Most pets love your furniture, especially cats, there is no keeping them off. Lint brushes work well on day-to-day upkeep and removing the dander. Vacuuming the surface at least once a week also contributes to minimizing the dander. Every 6-12 months be sure to get your upholstery professionally deep cleaned to remove the protein buildup.
Vacuum Carpet Often
There is most likely plenty of dander hiding right beneath your feet in homes with carpets or rugs. Using a double or micro filter High Efficiency Particulate Arrestin bag vacuum will keep the dander from being released back into the air. Keep the carpets vacuumed on a routine basis; daily is optimal. Professional carpet or rug cleaning is essential every 6-12 months to keep the dander that removed that escapes the vacuum.
Maintain your Dog and/or Cat to Eliminate Dander
Controlling the dander at its source is another way to reduce the dander supply in the home. Giving your kitty or pup a bath with a mild shampoo is a preventative maintenance step that can really help, despite that most of our fur babies despise bath time. Maintaining a healthy diet that promotes healthy skin and fur will cut down the dander. Their diet should be enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids in their food and don’t hesitate to discuss healthy tips with their vet.
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To reduce dander, improve indoor air quality, and maintain healthy carpets, rugs, and upholstery, call Carpet Care 2000 today to let our specialists take care of the deep cleaning. Our specialists are gentle enough to keep your materials safe, but tough on the dander, dirt, stains, and odors. Contact our office today to schedule your upholstery, rug, and/or carpet cleaning service to improve your allergies against pet dander and other triggers.