Owning a pet is great. Whether you are a dog or cat person, having a pet will always lift your mood. However, the joy of owning a pet often comes with several problems. This is especially true if you have a carpet at home. Unlike you, your pet would not know, or care about how expensive that carpet is. This will result in your pet consistently dirtying up your carpet in a variety of ways.
Having a pet and a carpet can spell disaster for your finances. Aside from feeding and caring for your pet, you will now have to pay more money and spend more time to keep your carpet clean. You will also have to pay for your pet’s grooming and vet expenses. At the same time, it can also be a health disaster. Some people are allergic to certain pets but throwing them out is usually not an option. The next best thing is to keep your home clean of pet waste, hair, and pet dander. This is especially true with your carpet.
Having a pet at home is one of the biggest reasons for regularly carpet cleaning. Pet dander is the dead skin cells and hair that your pet would constantly shed. Every animal has the need to get rid of dead skin cells much like humans do. With certain species of cats and dogs, this can be very bad. Even species that are said to be hairless breeds can produce huge amounts of dead skin and hair cells. If this pet dander contacts a person with an allergy, it could trigger allergic reactions which can include sneezing, nausea, itchy eyes and even swelling of certain parts of the face and/or body. The only animals that are proven not produce pet dander are snakes and lizards.
With that in mind, carpet cleaning of pet dander is the best way to reduce or limit the occurrences of dander triggering allergic reactions. To do this, regularly vacuum your carpet using one with a HEPA filtration which is specifically designed to reduce the dander the machine releases back into the air. You have to vacuum much more frequently compared to a person who doesn’t own a pet. It is recommended that you remove the carpet in your bedroom or the area where you, or the person allergic to the animal, sleep to reduce exposure.
HEPA filters can also be installed in the various rooms and areas where your pet is usually found to reduce the exposure of people to pet dander. After making sure that everything in your house, especially your carpet, is clean, you should remember to give your pet a bath. It is advised that you bathe your pet at least once every week to lower pet dander levels. Although these steps are difficult, if you want to keep your pet then you should do all of these things.