How To Keep A Pet-Friendly Home Clean And Healthy

By Leland • Animals, General, Health • 2 Oct 2017

Owning a pet is both very rewarding and fun. However, having a pet-friendly home can mean more frequent cleaning and allergy attacks from pet dander. It’s important to keep a regular cleaning schedule to avoid unwanted pet hair everywhere. Here are some simple tips to keep your pet-friendly home clean and healthy.

Check your HVAC system

Having a working heating and cooling system is key to having proper airflow and preventing the spread of pet dander in your home. You should be frequently checking your air filter to make sure it’s clean and mostly free from pet hair to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. You should also have your system checked every year for any major issues. Pet owners also benefit from investing in clean air quality systems. These systems clean your air to reduce pet hair, mildew, and dust mites.

Brush your pets

Brushing your pets frequently lets you catch the hair before it sheds off and falls throughout your house. This makes both your pet feel better and you’ll have fewer hair problems. You can invest in special brushes for pets who shed more frequently to get through their extra layers of hair.

Vacuum

Vacuum your carpeted areas and sweep non-carpeted areas regularly. This helps get the hair up and makes your home look and feel cleaner. Be sure to dust after to get any of the dust that got moved around after you vacuumed.

Give pets their own space

Designate a room or part of a room where you keep your pet’s food, toys, bed, and cage. This way, they’ll be more likely to keep pet hair in messes in one space. This is especially important if you don’t allow pets on your furniture. Having their own space makes them less prone to break the rules.

Wash your sheets and your pets

Wash your sheets, pillowcases, any blankets or covers that are on your couches, and pet beds and blankets once a week. Keeping these clean avoids getting hair on your clothes and irritating your allergies when you wake up. Washing your pets cuts down on dirt and dander that circulates throughout your home.

About the author: Sam is a guest contributor from North Winds Heating and Cooling, a company that specializes in heating and cooling in Lansing, Michigan.

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