While having pets in our home gives us great joy and companionship, some people can suffer allergic reactions from their fur and feathered friends. This can be a great cause of discomfort. In this article Brendan, our professional Carpet Cleaner, explains how you can reduce pet allergens in your home.
Signs of Pet Allergies
As mentioned in the Mayo Clinic website, many signs of pet allergies include:
- Congestion, sneezing runny nose
- Wheezing, coughing
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Skin issues like rashes.
What Are the Causes of Pet Allergies
Dander is secreted protein through the pets skin glands, feces, urine and saliva. These proteins dry on the animals skin and shed off as dander. Also pet hair, fur and feathers can collect mold spores, pollens and outdoor allergens.Identifying what exactly is causing the symptoms is key.The best advice would be to get a skin test from a allergy specialist.In a lot of cases you can be surprised that’s its the outdoor allergens been brought in on the animal causing the symptoms. It’s important to have a strategy in place to deal with your pet allergy issues.
How to Reduce Pet Allergens in Your Home?
First of all, we recommend a regular 6-12 month carpet and upholstery cleaning by a professional carpet cleaner. This will help keeping your home environment safe and healthy.
There are are also things you can do yourself to help reducing pet allergens. A good air purifier with a high efficiency particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filter are proven at trapping harmful particles. Regular vacuuming on carpets and soft furnishings, ideally with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and a brush head for gathering hair etc. Vacuuming baseboards, curtains anywhere particles can get trapped. Washing walls, tiled areas and even ceiling with a soapy water. Opening windows on a regular basis for good air circulation. Even a small tool like a lint collector can gather allergens.
Persistent problems might need an anti mite treatment from a professional. Grooming is also a key factor in keeping allergens to a minimum. Professional groomers or your pets veterinarian can advise on each individual pet. Buy a pet brush and groom regularly. A pet dandruff shampoo is known to help too. Wash bedding regularly. Get your vets opinion if its a persistent problem. Sometimes flaky skin can be a sign a medical condition. Look at what your pet is eating, poor quality food lacking in vitamins or omega 3 and 6 can cause issues.A skin test from a alle
What Chem2Clean can do for you?
Being in the Carpet Cleaning industry for over 20 years, we regularly visit homes where dogs and other man’s best friends live sharing the same roof. We are proud to provide a total cleaning and sanitizing service, using our high spec cleaning tools with hot pressurized water and high pressure vacuum blowing. This method called “Hot Water Extraction” allows distributing the chemical trough its own injection system. Hence, your surface is not only cleaned but also sanitized.
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