If you have a pet at home, then you know the struggles of fur and pet dander. Pet dander is one of the primary concerns for those who suffer from pet allergies, but do you know what it actually is and how to prevent it? Don’t sweat – we’ve got your answers:
What it is
Pet dander is made up of tiny, microscopic flecks of skin shed. People with allergy sensitivities can be triggered by these bits of skin, the same way they react to a pet’s saliva and urine.
Pets that pose the biggest problem
Although more homeowners have cats, twice as many people report allergies to cats than to dogs. Research even shows that male cats produce more allergens than female cats. And because there’s no such thing as a “non-allergenic dog or cat”, both short and long-haired animals contribute dander and allergens to indoor air pollution just as equally.
Controlling Pet Allergens
If you suffer from pet allergies, there’s a few tips that can help you minimize the discomfort:
- Keep pets out of the bedroom
- Wash your fabrics often (linens, pillowcases, window treatments)
- Purchase an air purifier
- Wipe up tile floors
- Vacuum carpet and upholstery weekly
At Triple S, we offer several cleaning services to restore your carpets, drapes, and upholstery once more! We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright no matter how messy your furry friends might be!
Triple S has three main plant locations:
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue