In San Antonio, our pets are members of our families! They contribute so much joy and love to our homes, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them. However, they often leave behind a little more than love: fur and dander. Do you feel like you’re constantly trying to clean the fur off of furniture your pets have been shedding?
Cavalry Air Care feels the same way. We love them to death, but those furry friends can leave a real mess behind them. The problem is that that mess transfers to your air, decreasing your air quality and posing some real risks to your family. Keep reading to find out the best ways to provide a happy home for your pets and your lungs!
Pet dander is basically just dead, dry skin that has come off your pets and separated into tiny, microscopic pieces. While it’s a natural byproduct of living things, dander can cause real irritation to the mouth, throat and nose. Some people are even allergic to dander! This is what makes such a big impression on your air quality. With these allergens floating around, it’s likely that your lungs will have to fight extra hard to remain clear and healthy. That’s why air quality maintenance is vital!
Keeping Fur & Dander To A Minimum
We can’t keep our pets from shedding their fur — it’s just not possible. But we can be more diligent about how we manage their effect on our air quality. Try to focus on some of these top tricks to limit the fur and dander in your air.
We know you probably feel like you’re vacuuming all the time already, but frequent cleaning is the best way to remove fur and dander from the home. Make sure you’re cleaning all floor coverings, including carpets, rugs and hard floors. You can also get special pet attachments for your vacuum that help clean the furniture.
Don’t stop there! Think about all the places in your home that could collect fur. Your bed linens, towels and even clothes need to be washed regularly and kept out of the way of your pets.
For animals that shed, it can make a real difference if their coats are cared for more frequently. Even washing, brushing, and thinning out their fur can make it healthier and less likely to shed. Animals that get their fur trimmed should be kept at a manageable length — we all know what gets tracked inside on pet fur when it gets too long! Keeping pet fur and skin healthy is the main goal, so be aware of what products you use to bathe them and keep their coats growing normally!
Filtering The Air
The last defense you have against pet dander and fur is your air filter. While normal households are encouraged to change their air filters every few months, homes with pets need more frequent checks. As soon as your air filter is clogged with fur, it stops doing its job effectively. Make sure your filters are fighting for your air quality by keeping them clear.
If you don’t feel that your current air filters can stand up against the fur and dander in your home, it’s time to upgrade. More powerful air filtrations systems could lower your stress significantly. Don’t keep wondering if you can do more to promote healthy indoor air, just call on the pros.
Ready For An Air Cleaner?
Cavalry Air Care is here to answer any and all questions you have. If you’re not sure what kind of purification system is best for you, we’ve got your back. All you have to do is contact us and get the process started! Give us a call today if you want to start breathing deeper!