When you share your Fairdale, Kentucky, home with your beloved pets, you may be unhappily sharing the space with their hair and dander as well. If you’re looking for ways to reduce the pet allergies in your home without giving your pets the boot, try some of the following tips.
Keep All Surfaces in Your Home Clean
Dander and hair can settle anywhere in your home, building up on surfaces and ruining your indoor air quality (IAQ). All of that hair and dander means you must be extra vigilant about keeping surfaces clean. Dust and clean counters at least twice a week. The best way to effectively remove dander is by using all-purpose cleaner and a rag to wipe down surfaces.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
Dander and pet hair loves to hide in the carpet and the corners of hardwood and laminate flooring. Vacuum your home frequently, making sure to pay attention to corners, on furniture, and under furniture. To get stubborn dander off of hard surfaces, roll a lint brush over it.
Maintain Your HVAC System
The pet dander and hair in your home can easily travel through your HVAC system, settling on the components and ductwork before being blown into your indoor air supply. Scheduling regular maintenance will help keep your system clean and prevent the constant circulating of dander in your home.
Make Sure to Change Your Filter
The air filter in your HVAC system is designed to trap dander, hair, and other pollutants to keep them out of your system. Over time, these filters can be clogged, reducing their ability to function. Make sure to change your filter once a month and choose a filter that is rated for homes with pets.
If you suffer from pet allergies, help improve your indoor air quality by following the tips above. Need to schedule your HVAC maintenance? Contact us at (502) 242-8204 today. One of our One Choice Mechanical, LLC specialists will be happy to assist you.
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