Pets are a part of your family and are likely a mainstay in your Miami, Florida, household. Unfortunately, having pets in the home can often lead to poor indoor air quality, as well as worsening asthma or allergy symptoms. Pet hair and dander become airborne in your home, accumulating on surfaces such as furniture and flooring. This can lead to problems such as itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, rashes, and general respiratory discomfort. Luckily, you don’t have to banish your pets outside to enjoy better indoor air quality.
Follow the tips listed below, and you can keep pet hair and dander to a minimum.
Keep Your Pets Off Your Bed
Snuggling up with your pet at night can create a bad environment for sleep. The area where your dog or cat sleeps is where it’s likely to lose most of its dander, which can build up and lead to irritation. Have your pet sleep on a pet bed or blanket on the floor, and clean its bedding regularly.
Keep Dogs Groomed and Bathed
The best way to keep dander out of your home is to make sure your pets are regularly cleaned and groomed. Brush cats and dogs regularly, and bathe your dog every week or two. If you take your dog to an outside facility, you can get professional grooming services as well.
Keep a Regular Cleaning Schedule
With a pet in your home, you should dust your furniture and vacuum your floors more frequently. At least every other day if you can, vacuum the areas where your pets sleep and rest most of the day to prevent the dander from circulating.
Keep Your HVAC System Maintained
Get regular preventive maintenance for your HVAC system. This can ensure that your components stay clean and that you have the proper airflow throughout your home.
Want to improve the indoor air quality of your home? Contact RCI Air Conditioning Company at 305-307-5348 today. One of our specialists can help you address your specific indoor air quality needs.
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