How to Keep Your Home Pet Allergen Free
There’s no doubt that Vancouver’s a dog friendly city. It has currently over forty off-leash areas within its city parks and more in the works. Pets are allowed to run freely within the boundaries of the off-leash areas and, when they return home, they carry mold, pollen and ragweed and other allergens from the great outdoors right onto upholstery.
If you or someone in your family is prone to allergies or has asthma, your pet could be the trigger. Not only can your pet potentially carry outside allergen into your home, it can also be a source of animal allergens. It’s saliva, urine and dander leaves behind proteins that can set off an allergic reaction, such as itchy eyes, coughs, sinus congestions, itching and more.
If you are a pet owner who welcomes your pet onto the couch for some cuddle time or lets your cat lounge lazily across your favourite chair, we recommend following these five tips to reduce the amount of allergens in your home:
- Bathe pets weekly
- Use a baby wipe to immediately clean up small stains
- Place a blanket or slipcover over your pet’s favourite lounging spot
- Launder upholstery slipcovers, blankets and pet bedding weekly in hot water
- Brush pets outside before allowing them to enter the home
- Hire a professional upholstery cleaning service in Vancouver every 6-12 months
Upholstery Cleaning Removes Allergens and Improves Indoor Air Quality
Not only does having your upholstery professionally cleaned every 6-12 months remove plant, pet and other allergens from your soft furnishings, but it also removes dust mites, pet odours, and pet urine stains, which greatly improves the indoor air quality of your home or condo. When choosing an upholstery cleaning company in Vancouver, select one that uses non-toxic cleaning solutions that are safe for both pets and children to ensure you don’t swap allergens for harmful chemicals.
Contact us today to see how SaraCares can help clean your upholstery!