Cleaning Up Your Home to Prevent Pet-Related Allergies and Asthma Symptoms

Posted by Lisa Pixley

Your pet is your companion, always there to greet you when you arrive and to give you someone to hang out with and relax with at the end of a long, busy day. Pets offer a lot of benefits for nearly anyone. A pet can help to relieve some stress. Your pet won’t judge you, no matter what you’ve been through, and can always lend an ear even when they don’t know what it is you’re saying.

On the other hand, a lot of us suffer from pet-related health problems. Allergies and asthma symptoms get worse as the weather starts to warm back up, and your pet’s dander probably isn’t helping. Here’s what you can do to feel a little better in your buddy’s presence.

Clean Often

Dust, vacuum, mop and sweep. The best advice we can give to anyone worried about the effects of pet dander in the living space is to keep it as clean as possible. And cleaning often helps to prevent pet dander from moving into the air ducts, or from building up in other hard-to-reach places.

Change the Air Filter

Another thing you can do to lower the amount of pet dander in your home is to change the air filter every 1-3 months, or as recommended by the manufacturer. When the air filter is too dirty, it cannot do an effective job at trapping particles like pet dander.

Get the Ducts Cleaned

Chances are high that your air ducts are full of dust and debris, including your pets’ fur. In fact, you might even have some fur and dander left behind from pets from previous households—before you ever bought the home! Professional duct cleaning can take care of all of the dust and debris in your ducts, so you furry friends don’t cause trouble for years to come.

Call Alpha Air Corporation today to schedule duct cleaning services in Minneapolis, MN with professionals who care.

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