Mostly through trial and error people learn they have allergies to their furry pets. In order to keep a loyal companion around to cheer up the home, some people are willing to deal with the mild allergic reactions, though some may have allergic reactions too severe to keep their furry friend around and are forced to rehome them. You can significantly reduce the volume of dander around the house that is affecting your allergic reactions and reduce the outbreaks with diligence and a little work, which is the good news. To help manage the dander and make the relationship with your pet stronger, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a few tips and suggestions today.
Need to Reduce Dander
Removing as much of the dander from the surfaces in your home as possible is the ultimate goal. You can decrease the volume of the dander significantly, but you can’t complete get rid of it. The more frequent the allergies will be and longer they will likely last, the longer you let the dander buildup and linger the crevices and nooks around your home. It can easily settle nearly anywhere, as dander is a protein-based substance that clings to surfaces. Apply the following the steps listed below to help control the dander in your home.
Wipe Down All Hard Surfaces
To effectively clean off the layer of dander, hot-soapy water can easily wipe down hard surfaces like tabletops, walls, countertops, baseboards, and most hard surfaces. Multi-purpose surface cleaner is ideal on wood surfaces as well and can help keep the dander from spreading.
Upholstery & Curtains Should be Cleaned Often
Even if they have to indulge in using the furniture behind your back, they will sit, sleep, and lounge on them, spreading their dander in the upholstery. A lint brush works well on the surface with daily use. Getting the cushions and crevices to get all the dander more efficiently removed, clean the upholstery with the vacuum at least once a week. Make certain to wash them periodically according to the directions on the tag as curtains will also collect the dander. Have the upholstery professionally deep cleaned at least once or twice a year.
Vacuum Area Rugs & Carpets Daily
An accumulation of pet dander is lurking just below your feet in the rugs and carpets. Once a day vacuum is the best course of action, but if a busy schedule doesn’t give you time for such, be sure to vacuum them as frequently as possible. To prevent the dander from being released back into the air, using a vacuum with a double or micro filter High Efficiency Particulate Arrestin bag vacuum is also beneficial. To retrieve the dander that settled below the surfaces, carpets and rugs should also be professionally cleaned once or twice a year.
Periodically Bathe Your Pets
In order to reduce the supply of dander in the home, control the dander at its source and give your pet a bath once every week or 2 with a mild shampoo. The dander will be significantly reduced, though you may be temporarily shunned. Also, you can promote healthier skin and fur as well and you can seek additional advice from your vet with a healthy diet, enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids.
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Call Tough Carpet Cleaning today to schedule your upholstery, rug, and carpet cleaning as we can help control the pet dander as well as preserve the integrity, lifespan, and beauty of your rugs, carpets, and upholstery.