May 5, 2021 • In Indoor Air Quality • 2 Min Read

Air Quality and Pets: Tips for Breathing Easier at Home

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By GEM

As much as you love sharing a home with your pets, they can make for a hairy situation. From shedding and pet dander to outdoor elements hitching a ride inside, your pet could be impacting your indoor air quality.

Pet Dander and Indoor Air Pollutants

Poor indoor air quality is more than just a pet peeve. While it’s not always visible, pet dander lives on many surfaces in your home and it can trigger allergies, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and even rashes –– so consider the following methods to maintain your home’s hygiene.

Find the Best Air Purifier With Pets at Home

Your pet allergy symptoms won’t always appear right away. But rather than waiting for a series of sneezes to begin, consider investing in an air purification system.

Air purifiers work to filter out particles, dust, allergens, and dander from your air. These systems often come in various models, so you’ll want to select the best air purifier for pet allergies and asthma.

Clean your air ducts and filters

Dealing with pet dander can be a hassle, especially when it lands inside your home’s air ducts and filters. Once the dander is trapped in your ducts, it will circulate throughout your home and worsen air quality.

It’s recommended to have your air ducts cleaned every two to three years and replace your air filters every 30 days. Regular maintenance of these parts can help prevent dirt and contaminants from piling up, which will help alleviate your allergies.

routing cleaning and grooming

When your furniture starts to look more like fur-niture, it’s time for a clean. You can improve your home’s air quality with a careful and regular cleaning routine for both your home and pets! It’s a good idea to vacuum and clean the surfaces in your home on a weekly basis.

As for your pets, consider investing in a brush that’s designed to help reduce shedding around your home. Make sure to frequently clean their bedding, too (another hotspot for pet dander).

create fur-free zones

Although your pet may be opposed to this move, it’s smart to designate certain areas of your home, like your bedroom, as fur-free zones. By doing so, you’re limiting the places where pet dander can sit and spread, saving yourself cleaning time and preventing allergy flare-ups.

dealing with pet dander going forward

As you continue to share your space with your animals, make close cleaning a top priority. This way, you can count on better indoor air quality and a healthier household. With routine cleaning and an efficient air purifier for pet hair, you’re already on track to breathing cleaner and safer air.

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