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How Do Pets Affect Indoor Air Quality?

How Do Pets Affect Indoor Air Quality?

We all love our furry friends, but let’s face it—no one loves the effects pets can have on indoor air quality. Whether you have a dog, cat, bird or other animal you love, the air in your home can be impacted by pet dander, odor and more.

How Pets Can Hinder Indoor Air Quality

The most common pet-related contributors to poor indoor air quality include:

– Pet Dander. Pet dander is actually dried flakes of skin that become airborne. If enough pet dander is present in the air, indoor air quality can be seriously affected and cause inhabitants to experience flu-like symptoms.

– Airborne Proteins. Animal proteins include flakes present in dried pet saliva, urine, and feces. If you have pets, chances are there are lots of airborne proteins floating around. Not exactly cute, right?

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Just because your furry friend could be hindering your home’s indoor air quality doesn’t mean all hope is lost. With a little effort, you can maintain healthy indoor air and still continue to love your pets.

Keeping pets off furniture and bedding is one way to help reduce the amount of pollutants that can lead to residue buildup on surfaces. Frequent vacuuming and mopping of floors can also cut down on pet dander and airborne proteins too.

Over time, pet dander and airborne proteins can also create a residual buildup on your heating or cooling components. For optimal air quality improvement, a thorough cleaning of your HVAC system is highly recommended to maintain its efficiency and functionality.

Let Quick Servant Help You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

At Quick Servant, we understand the value of pet ownership, which is why we want to help you maintain a comfortable living environment that doesn’t jeopardize your health. With the proper HVAC system and scheduled maintenance in place, you’ll be on your way to breathing easier. For advice and service you can count on, give our experienced technicians a call today at (888) 238-4133.