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Fight Pet Dander Allergies with Regular Cleaning
We love our pets, but living with them can sometimes be difficult for family members who suffer from allergies. There are ways to let your whole furred and non-furred family live happily together. Experts recommend a multi-pronged approach that includes limiting exposure to pets, using a HEPA filter and regular deep cleaning of your carpets and upholstery.
Pet Allergens and Health
According to the American Lung Association (ALA), allergens from pet dander last longer than allergens from other sources including dust mites. Pet dander is lightweight and travels easily from one location to another. In fact, pet dander is so easy to spread around that it even pops up in buildings and homes that have no pets in them.
Pet-related allergens can come from other sources besides fur. Dried urine, vomit and feces can all carry allergens that trigger allergic reactions in people. So can mites and dust from bird feathers and cockroaches.
Most people who are allergic to pet dander are also allergic to other toxins. In most cases, the pet dander is a small part of a whole group of other allergy-producing elements in their home or workplace.
Some symptoms of allergies are all too familiar to those who suffer from them:
- Stuffy nose
- A sore throat
- Frequent sneezing
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Difficulty breathing
What’s the Solution?
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), ALA and other organizations recommend a combined approach that includes the following steps.
Keep the pet out of the allergy sufferer’s room. This is the easiest first step that will ensure more dander doesn’t keep entering the sufferer’s room.
Use a HEPA filter. This will cut down on many of the allergens that float around the air in your home.
Use nontoxic household products. Don’t aggravate your home’s conditions for people who have asthma, allergies or chemical sensitivities. Look for cleaning products that are fragrance-free and made from non-toxic, organic ingredients.
Avoid fabrics in your home furnishings. Use blinds or shutters instead of curtains and try area rugs or new, allergen-free carpeting instead of standard wall-to-wall carpets.
Get thorough, regular cleaning of your home, especially the carpet and upholstery. Regular, professional cleaning is your biggest weapon in the war against dust mites, pet dander, pet messes, toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses and other unwanted intruders. While homes without pets can get by with yearly cleaning, those with pets will need deep carpet cleaning every six months. Remember that only professional cleaning is guaranteed to eradicate dust mites and allergens, and only CarpetKeepers’ PureScience method is guaranteed to deep-clean without the use of toxic chemicals.
Bathe the pets. Weekly bathing with a mild, pet-appropriate shampoo will help clean out dead hairs from the pet’s fur and reduce the amount of dander. Regular brushing will also help.
Get Help from Carpet Keepers
Our pure, nontoxic PureScience method will lift allergens, toxins, dust mites and pet dander from every inch of your carpet and furniture. Your house will look, feel and smell fresh without the use of perfumes or harsh additives.
Best of all, you don’t have to worry that we’re dumping more harmful chemicals into your home, because PureScience is completely non-toxic. It’s the only deep cleaning method that is harsh on dirt and germs while being safe enough to use around children, pets, and people with allergies and asthma.