How to Control Pet Hair and Dander in your Home

How to Control Pet Hair and Dander in your Home

Do you suffer from itchy eyes, red eyes and respiratory problems? This can all be a result of pet allergies. Pet hair and dander can cause many pet allergy symptoms and although you aren’t going to get rid of your four-legged friend, there are some ways you can help control the hair and dander that is in your home. There are two primary ways to help minimize allergens and particles from the pets inside your home.

The first one is easy – get your furnace and ducts cleaned regularly to instantly remove up to 60% of the airborne allergens, hair and dandruff in your home.

The second is to develop a routine to keep your pets and home clean and healthy. 

5 Helpful tips to control pet hair and dander:

  • Brush your pets outside: Pet hair is the perfect host for dander and dirt. Regularly grooming your dog outside will help reduce the amount of hair and dander that enters your home.
  • Bathe your pets often: Bathing your pet once a week will help reduce the amount of dirt and dander they bring into your home. Purchasing an extendable showerhead can make this process a lot easier with minimal mess. It is also helpful to wash your pet’s paws after being outside.
  • Purchase your pet their own furniture: Having a designated area for your pets to sleep or not allowing them on your bed, will help reduce hair and dander in your room and avoid breathing in allergens that trigger your allergies.
  • Vacuum often: Pet hair and dander can stay on surfaces for months, which is why it is important to vacuum regularly. It is important to find a vacuum that will capture pet dander and hair and not shoot smaller particles back into the air.
  • Purchase the right air purifier: Air purifiers have become extremely helpful when it comes to reducing pet allergy flare-ups. Purifiers are 3x better than the common HEPA filtration and can capture not only pet dander but also dust, mold, and other bacteria.

Following these tips and having proper air filtration, will be a huge help in subsiding your allergies this summer!

If you have pets and haven’t had your furnace and duct cleaning system cleaned recently, get the experts from Klean King booked today.

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The Importance of Bird Control Around Commercial Buildings

We have all been excited when we notice a bird’s nest in our yard, however, these nests can quickly become a nuisance and dangerous especially around commercial buildings.

Other than the obvious chirping nuisance, birds carry pathogens that can be dangerous to humans. They also leave behind droppings that can cause health conditions and even ruin the paint on building structures. Additionally, when nests are built, they can be placed in dangerous places such as ventilation vents and near electrical appliances. If you are a commercial building owner, controlling birds is a must and we are here to give you some tips!

Tips to help you control birds around commercial buildings:

  1. Set Up Traps: Setting up traps is an inexpensive way to control nesting. The “Bob” trap is commonly used and allows for birds to walk in but not out.
  2. Make it Hard For Them to Nest: The easiest way to deter birds away from your building is to make it hard for them to stay and nest. This could include setting up barriers such as porcupine wire on rafters or using chemicals like tactile bird spray to discourage birds from staying around.
  3. Do Not Allow Access: An obvious tip is to not allow access in the first place. This will include using protective covers around your vents, repairing broken windows, and closing any areas large enough for a bird to make itself inside.
  4. Use Lethal Means: This should always be a last resort option for building owners. Calling a professional bird control service can help you fix any bird control problems with fast solutions.

Stay Proactive!

After following these tips, it is important to stay proactive to help deter any bird infestations in the future.

Birds will always try to use building structures in some shape or form, but by being proactive you can lower the chances of any future problems. If you have had nesting or other bird activity inside an intake or exhaust duct, proper cleaning can remove any contaminates and clean out these vital parts of your building’s climate control system – ensuring clean and healthy air inside for the occupants.

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It’s Spring. Pollen is legit. Here’s how to allergy-proof your home.

After a long and harsh winter, spring is finally here! While we all start our spring cleaning and preparing for summer, it is important to remember to clean out your air ducts and furnace! Allergy season is upon us and regular cleanings are crucial for eliminating a variety of toxins and contaminants from within your air ducts and home. Here are a few tips on how to allergy-proof your home!

  1. Replace Air Filter: Changing your home air filter helps keep optimal air quality and keeps your HVAC unit running smoothly. Over the winter, your air filter can trap pet hair and dust that can cause air to not properly filter. This can cause allergies and respiratory issues, as well as a breakdown of your HVAC unit.
  2. Vacuum Regularly: Having a weekly cleaning routine is key to keeping allergens in your home low. It is important to find the right vacuum, preferably one with a HEPA filter.
  3. Clean Bedrooms and Living Rooms: Your bedroom and living room are where you spend most of your time, so it is important to clean these spaces. Dust mites are often found in bedding and mattresses. We suggest cleaning your bedding regularly and purchasing high-quality dust-mite-proof pillowcases and mattress covers. Another tip is to clean surfaces in your living room and any lounging blankets.
  4. Install Ventilation in your Bathroom: Using a ventilation fan while showering or bathing will help keep the humidity of your home low. This will help decrease mold growth and dust mites.

Follow these tips this spring to allergy-proof your home!

It is also important to note that having your furnace and ductwork professionally cleaned is one of the best ways to ensure you have clean air in your home. It also helps those with asthma, COPD and other lung and breathing conditions.

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