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Pets may negatively impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Thousand Palms, CA home via the release of odors, microorganisms and allergens. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to enhance your IAQ so that you and your pets can live in harmony.

1. Regular Grooming

Regular grooming and bathing removes loose hair and dander so that it doesn’t get into your home’s air. A vet or professional groomer can recommend a schedule that works best for your pet’s breed and specific needs.

2. Wash Pet Bedding

Depending on your pets and how much they shed, you should plan to wash their bedding about once every one to two weeks. Make sure to also wash any toys and blankets that they use regularly along with their bedding.

3. Cleaning and Vacuuming

About once a week, vacuum your rugs, carpets and upholstery to remove dander, hair and other contaminants. Consider a vacuum that has a HEPA filter since it will more effectively capture smaller particles. You should also use a damp mop or cloth to clean your home’s hard surfaces to trap and remove allergens.

4. Check Your Ventilation

Keep the air circulating in your home by ensuring adequate ventilation. Use exhaust fans and open windows when the weather permits to freshen the air and remove indoor pollutants.

5. Control Humidity

If your home is too humid, this can cause pet dander and hair to cling to the surfaces in your home. Ideally, you want to strive for 30% to 50% humidity. Pay special attention to your kitchen and bathrooms since these spaces tend to be more humid than other areas of your home.

Maintaining good indoor air quality when you have pets takes a little more work, but it’s something that all homeowners can achieve. Call Vic’s Air Conditioning today for professional assistance and advice on how to keep your IAQ high for a comfortable and healthy home.

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