Pet Owners: Your Home Might Not Be Clean Even if You Groom Your Pets Regularly
Whether you're just settling in to your newly purchased home, or preparing to sell your existing home, you might want to pay attention to unusual odours in the air. This is a common problem for dog and cat owners, because even with regular pet grooming, your pet's hair gets into everything, even if you can't see it.
Part of being a responsible pet owner is to treat your furry friends to regular pet grooming sessions. This keeps them happy and healthy. But what about your Toronto home? Pet dander and fur can hide in carpets and air ducts, giving your home that distinct odour, alerting anyone who enters that there are pets on the premises. Not only is this embarrassing, it is unhealthy. Pet dander is one of the leading causes of allergies, and if you have a central heating and cooling system, along with wall-to-wall carpeting, you could have more pet dander lurking in your home than you think.
Regular professional duct cleaning is important to maintain the integrity of the air quality in your home. It's recommended to have your ducts cleaned twice a year, once in the spring before activating your cooling system, and again in the fall before turning on the heat. This will ensure that the air in your home is free from dirt, debris and allergens, allowing your family breathe easier.
The same goes for carpet cleaning; Twice yearly cleaning can get all the pet fur and dander out of your rugs, leaving them clean and fresh. Don't forget - fleas and ticks also like to make their homes in carpeting, so a regular cleaning will eliminate their presence in your home as well.
Pet owners - especially those with multiple pets in the household - will want to consider duct cleaning and carpet cleaning more often, to keep your home smelling fresh and to ensure that your family will breathe clean healthy air. No one wants to spend their time indoors sneezing and wheezing, especially now that it's springtime. Allergy sufferers have enough to contend with, with all the trees and flowers coming into bloom.
Keep up the good work keeping your beloved furry friends well groomed. But don't forget to "groom" your home as well.