House Cleaning Tips for Cleaning Pet Fur and Pet Dander
Shedding can be a serious cleaning challenge for pet owners. Some pets seem to be shedding constantly, and that fur ends up everywhere. If you have allergies or asthma, the problem is even worse, since you’ll need to worry about cleaning pet fur and pet dander to maintain air quality in your home.
Sometimes, shedding is so severe that professional house cleaning services are the easiest way to cope. But if you’re looking to tackle the problem on your own, there are steps you can take to make cleaning up after pets more manageable. These include strategies to prevent shedding, plus tools and tricks you can use to make cleaning pet fur and pet dander easier.
Preventing Pet Fur & Pet Dander
There’s no way to stop most dogs and cats from shedding. But there are ways to minimize the amount of fur they shed. This makes dealing with pet fur and pet dander much easier. For instance, specific vitamins and nutrients can keep fur healthy and reduce shedding. You might also find success with certain shampoos and fur care products.
Another key factor is air quality. Low air quality can give pets dry, irritated, and/or itchy skin. This can cause shedding directly. It can also lead to scratching, which worsens shedding problems. A humidifier or air purifier could help if this is the case.
Ultimately, the best way to prevent shedding is to regularly groom your pet. That includes regular trimming (if needed), as well as frequent brushing to remove loose hairs. Consider using a rubber brush, which will be gentle on your pet and has slightly sticky bristles to pick up hairs more easily. Rubber also generates static electricity during brushing, trapping even more of your pet’s hairs.
Cleaning Pet Fur & Pet Dander
Cleaning pet fur and pet dander is a lot easier with the right cleaning materials and techniques. The most common places to find pet fur are carpeting, upholstered furniture, throws, rugs, pillows, and clothing. For carpeting and furniture, a quality vacuum is a smart investment. Vacuum frequently to collect as much hair as possible. You’ll want to make sure that your vacuum is equipped with a HEPA filter, which will limit the amount of pet dander that enters the air.
For others surfaces, three types of tools work especially well. Rubber brooms and rubber brushes are especially well suited to cleaning pet fur. Another great choice are microfiber mop pads and cloths. These are the same products that we use in our house cleaning services. They have the added benefit of trapping more dust and dirt than other cleaning materials. Finally, you can always turn to trusty lint rollers, either the fabric or tape variety.
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