It’s no secret that our furry friends hold very special places in our hearts — sometimes more so than the humans in our lives. But as much as your pets make you happy, they don’t do you any favors when it comes to your allergies and indoor air quality. In fact, your pets are bad for your indoor air quality. Here’s why:
They Cause an Increase in Allergies
Even if you’re not technically allergic to your pet’s fur, their dander can really cause an allergy flare-up. Pet dander is basically dandruff, but worse. Since pets lick themselves, their dander can be mixed with dry saliva. And since it’s smaller than human dandruff, dander can float around in your home’s air for longer and irritate your allergies.
They Bring In Outdoor Bacteria
Think about how often your dog rolls around in the dirt outside. Even if they don’t, dozens of outdoor bacteria can attach themselves to your pet’s fur and paws, and all that gunk gets into your home and sticks to your floor and carpets, and floats around in your air.
So Do You Remedy This?
Pet dander and other allergens can bury themselves in your carpet, but vacuuming regularly can help rid your home of them.
Bathe Your Pet Regularly
Giving your pet regular baths can help remove pollen, mold spores, and other allergens from your pets fur so they don’t stick around in your home.
Get an Air Filtration System
Using an air filtration system or air purifier in your home can help keep your indoor air clean and improve its quality overall.
Just because you have pets, it doesn’t mean you have to live with poor air quality — breathe easy with Air Treatment Company instead. We can outfit your home with air purifiers and better air filters to catch and kill 99% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in your home’s air. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 703-938-0550.