Pets and Allergies
How to create a healthy living environment for you and your pets.
Many of us buy pets with the best of intentions, and a head full of rules. We start of determined that they’ll never venture upstairs, or onto furniture, and will most definitely always sleep in their own bed, but as pets win over our hearts, they also win over our homes.
Our favourite spot on the couch soon becomes theirs too, so it’s not surprising to see your home gradually covered in a blanket of pet hair. This hair can not only be unsightly, but can carry with it, urine, saliva and pet dander. Pet dander is tiny flecks of dead skin, shed by cats, dogs and other animals with fur or feathers. It’s this dander which causes people to have allergic reactions to certain types of animals.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t know we have an allergy to pet dander, until we get a pet of our own and by then, it’s too late. Pet allergies can vary in reactions, from skin irritation, coughing and sneezing, to wheezing and even asthma attacks. As soon as an allergy becomes apparent, it can be hard to get a handle on, without having to rehome the pet – which no owner wants to do. Therefore, most people try to control the problem as best they can.
There are lots of ways to try and ease pet allergies, such as keeping your home clutter free, not allowing pets in the bedroom, and using air purifiers. However, having your upholstery, carpets, rugs and curtains professionally cleaned is vital when trying to control pet allergens.
At Renew, we specialise in removing up to 95.5% of pet dander along with dust mites, bacteria and other allergens. Whether it’s your carpets, curtains, upholstery or that rug your pet loves to snooze on, each piece is cleaned and treated with the upmost care and attention. After we have removed all harmful pollutants, your home is left with better indoor air quality, which is beneficial for both you and your pets.
For those lucky enough not to suffer with allergies, having your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned is still extremely important. Pet allergens are unique, in that they don’t lose their power with the length of time they’re hanging around. Even months after being deposited, they can still cause severe allergies, which may not affect you, but could affect any new arrivals, or visitors to your home.
As cute as pets are, they don’t tend to smell as good as they look. You may not notice, but guests to your home can most likely smell your pet, before even seeing them. Pet odours become trapped in fabrics, emitting their smell like a bad air freshener. After a professional cleaning these odours are removed, leaving your carpets and upholsteries not only looking fresh, but smelling fresh too. We are proud that we don’t need to use harsh chemicals to achieve this. All our cleaning products are safe for your beloved pets and are F.D.A approved, giving you complete peace of mind.
For more information on how we can make your home healthier, for both you and your pets, please contact us here