Your pets are a part of your Dallas, Texas, household, and while you want them to feel comfortable, you could do without the fur, hair or feathers and pet dander they leave behind. Your pets not only make your home a little harder to clean but also can reduce the quality of your indoor air. Luckily, by following the tips below, you can reduce the pet hair and dander in your home and improve the quality of the air you breathe.

Keep Your Pets Groomed

Your pet’s skin will flake off and become dander. This, combined with their shedding, will come loose and fall off your dog when they scratch or move around your home. The best way to reduce this is by regularly brushing your pets to remove loose hair and dead skin cells and bathe them on a regular basis.

Change Your Air Filters on a Regular Basis

Your HVAC filter’s job is to collect the dust, dirt, debris, and dander that circulates through your intake before it reaches your system or pushes through your ductwork and out into your air. When you have pets, these filters can be clogged more rapidly, causing worsening air quality and less efficiency with your system. While your filter should be changed at least once a month, when you have pets, be sure to check it every two weeks and change it as needed.

Keep Your Pet’s Bedding Clean

Your pet’s bedding is where it will leave most of its loose hair and dander. As the debris builds up, your pet will begin depositing it throughout your home when they move about — especially when they shake. To prevent the spread, make sure to launder your pet’s bedding at least once a week. If they have a pet bed, regularly vacuum it and use upholstery cleaner when necessary.

Consider Air Cleaners or Purifiers

Air cleaners and purifiers can act like supercharged air filters for your home. They are designed to remove up to 99 percent of allergens and help make the air easier to breathe. For homes with multiple pets or family members more sensitive to dander, a purifier or cleaner is strongly recommended.

Follow the tips above to make your home comfortable for both you and your beloved pets. If you have questions on how to improve your indoor air quality or want to schedule a duct cleaning, contact Advanced Home Comfort at 972-299-8578 today.

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