Our furry little friends aren’t just household pets, they’re actual members of the family!
Unfortunately, these new brothers and sisters shed enough of their dander to trigger allergic
reactions and lower indoor air quality. Luckily, there are ways you can manage dander levels if
you or a loved one happens to be sensitive to it.
What is Pet Dander
Most people believe that they are allergic to specific animals because of their hair. The real
reason is because of their skin. Pet dander is comprised mostly of dead skin cells that flake off
of the dog, cat, bird, etc. Once these microscopic cells fall from their respective animal, they’ll
attach themselves to the nearest surface. Furniture, carpeting, bedding, and clothing are the
prime candidates for holding excess pet dander.
Ways To Rid Your Home
There are various weekly chores and rules to live by in order to lower the dander levels within
your home. However, there are no ways to fully remove all pet dander unless you rid your home
of the animal causing it. But we all know that’s not going to happen!
- Dust and vacuum regularly
- Wash linens and bedding weekly
- Keep the animals off of the furniture
- Only allow your loving pets to live in certain rooms of the house; out of bedrooms
- Wash your cuddly companion once per week
- Have your HVAC system serviced and air ducts cleaned annually
- Allow fresh air into your home; weather permitting
Lowering the dander levels in your home can lower the risk of an allergic reaction to those who
are allergic and will also help those with asthma. When you go through this list and need a
professional to help you service your HVAC system, contact the experts at SameDay Heating & Air. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (801) 7263329.