While we love having our furry friends around, they can add to the maintenance of keeping our homes clean. That can include our indoor air quality. Pet dander is known to be one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution. This pollution can cause problems for our immune systems and our HVAC systems.
Dandruff on your pet is what causes dander, and these dead skin cells are light and small, causing them to stay airborne longer. They also have a sticky texture that allows them to cling to surfaces in your home. This means that they end up on your bed, walls, furniture, floors, practically any surface. These little bits of skin also retain their potency for months.
The dander on pets is why about 15% of Americans are allergic to dogs and cats. However, about a third of those who are allergic will continue to own a dog or a cat. Since we tend to spend most of our time indoors, those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues can have trouble living with animals.
What You Can do to Lessen Your Pet’s Impact
Although your pet will contribute to your allergies and poor air quality, there are a few things you can do to lessen the impact. Here are somethings that will keep your pet dander to a minimum:
- Clean orders, dried saliva, and keep litterboxes clean to decrease contaminants
- Give them regular baths to wash their fur from mold and pollen they can carry in from outside
- Dust regularly to keep your air filters from clogging
- Air circulation from your HVAC or grooming your pets indoors can increase the spread of allergens
Another thing you can do is keep your pets away from furniture and bedding as well as regularly clean your house. By maintaining a clean house, it will keep your pet’s dander from building up and causing problems. HVAC maintenance will help keep allergens at bay.
Go Admiral offers a product that can help you get rid of pet dander in your home and purify your air. The Air Scrubber by Aerus is ActivePure® technology that works with your HVAC system to remove air contaminants. Set up an appointment with Go Admiral Sugar Land TX and Katy TX locations today to learn more about how this tool can combat pet dander in your home. Or give them a call at (281) 876-9400. Don’t let your pet have an impact on the quality of your air.