How to Keep Your Indoor Air Clean in Your Pet-Friendly Home
Your pets are a part of your Dallas, Texas, household, and while you want them to feel comfortable, you could do without the hair 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. Here are some tips for keeping your indoor air quality healthy.
Keep Your Pets Groomed
Your pet’s skin will flake off and become dander. This, combined with their shedding hair, 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.
Invest In Duct Cleaning
Pet dander and dirt not only become trapped in your air filter but can also settle throughout your ductwork. As this debris builds up, it will cycle through the system and out of your vents, wreaking havoc on your indoor air quality. A sign that your ductwork could use a thorough cleaning is the buildup of dirt around your vents and intakes. By investing in a professional duct cleaning, you can make sure your ductwork is free of debris.
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.
If you have questions on how to improve your indoor air quality or want to schedule a duct cleaning, we are here to help.