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Author: laura | October 4, 2016

Pet Dander and the Effects on Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that pet dander is responsible for causing allergic reactions to approximately 10 million Americans? Pet dander is composed of microscopic skin cells which flake off your fur babies to make room for new skin cells (just like humans). Since “dander” is a natural shedding process, this means non-shedding and hypoallergenic pets still produce dander. But don’t get rid of your pup or feline just yet! Our experts dissect exactly what dander is and what remedies exist to fix the problems surrounding dander and allergens.

 

Is Dander A Danger?

Dander is NOT a serious danger, but it IS a sticky allergen that collects in air ducts, vents, carpets, drapes, blinds, blankets, pillows and furniture. Even after a pet has been removed from the home, pet dander continues to linger for up to 6 months.

 

Leave Me Alone, Dander!

Air duct cleaning and a good filtration system are the best ways to combat pet dander in your home, but HEPA filters have also been shown to remove significant amounts of pet allergens as well. A combination of the three are especially important for allergy sufferers living in or visiting pet-friendly homes and businesses, such as: pet groomers, pet boarding facilities, pet-friendly hotels, pet-friendly nursing homes and assisted living facilities and pet-friendly restaurants and bars. In order to ensure proper air filtration and quality in your environment, be sure to call our expert technicians that can service your air ducts and air filtration systems. Say “Adios” to “Achoo”!

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