You're in luck because, yes, there is. Here's a quick 12 Step Guide, but first, what exactly is it? Pet dander is sticky. Pet dander is tiny flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, and other furry animals. These dead skin cells are proteins from the animal. Proteins cause allergic reactions in those allergic to pets and serious respiratory issues in some individuals who have allergic asthma.
This guide will explore the best ways to tackle pet dander removal.
How to Remove Pet Dander: A Quick Guide for a Cleaner and Healthier Home
1.) Groom your pet regularly: Regular grooming (the basics being brushing and bathing) can help remove loose hair and dander from your pet's coat. Ideally, groom outside to prevent dander from spreading inside the house. Did you know grooming your pet is good for their health?
2.) Vacuum frequently: Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to trap and remove pet dander from carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces. Vacuuming at least once or twice a week is recommended, paying attention to areas where your pet spends the most time.
3.) Use air purifiers: Consider using air purifiers with HEPA filters to help capture and filter pet dander particles from the air. Place them in rooms where your pet spends the most time and in common areas where you spend the most time, like the living room and bedrooms.
4.) Establish pet-free zones: Designate specific areas of your home as pet-free zones, such as bedrooms or specific rooms where allergic individuals spend most of their time. This helps create a dander-free environment for those more sensitive to allergies.
5.) Wash pet bedding regularly: Regularly wash your pet's bedding and any blankets or cushions they regularly use.
6.) Dust: Dust surfaces with a damp cloth instead of a dry one to help trap and remove pet dander.
7.) Replace HVAC filters: Regularly replacing HVAC filters is essential to prevent pet dander circulation through the air vents.
8.) Use allergen-proof covers: Covers on pillows, mattresses, and furniture can help reduce exposure to pet dander. They are also excellent if you're allergic to microscopic dust mites.
9.) Declutter: Face it; dusting is time-consuming. One way to reduce pet dander is to make it easier to dust by removing trinkets and unnecessary items in your home.
10.) Use a lint roller: If it's too much trouble to get the Vacuum out, use a lint roller on your upholstery.
11.) Dust: Use a damp cloth instead of a dry one which means less chance for pet dander to become airborne.
12.) For heaven's sake, use Allergen Spray: Spray in the air and on surfaces to help reduce pet dander on table tops, flooring, rugs, carpets, curtains, and drapes. Spray and walk away for about 10 minutes.