You’ve been through thick and thin, or so it seems like it, with you Siberian husky. You’ve never quite noticed how much she sheds, but now that you’ve just brought home your baby from the hospital, you’ve become more paranoid about the cleanliness of your space. all of a sudden it seems like there is so much pet fur in the air. What do you do? Removing pet hair from the air can be done easily.
In this article we take a look at how you can use certain tools like an air purifier, to help get rid of pet dander. As much as we love our pets, their fur in the air can not only be irritating to clean up as it settles on surfaces, it can also be dangerous to breathe in. For some people, it can trigger an allergic reaction. Let’s take a close look at the different things that you can do to keep your space dander free.
Yes, you heard me right. Balloons can help get rid of pet hair. It seems like an unlikely solution, but it’s a fun and colourful one. The first thing that you will need to do, is inflating a couple of balloons. Then rub it on your pet’s hair and generate static electricity (I remember doing this in primary school). When you’re sure that it has generated enough static electricity, move around with the balloon in the rooms that you think may have pet fur in them.
Use air purifiers with HEPA filters.
An air purifier can help you get rid of several air pollutants. Not all can clean the air of pet dander and this is why you need to ask for a unit that has a HEPA filter that can deal with pet dander. An air purifier may seem like a pricey solution. But it’s an initial cost only. It will not only remove pet dander and fur but other air pollutants as well. So it will be like hitting three birds with one stone.
The great thing about an air purifier with a HEPA filter is that it will clean the air of dander simply by you switching it on. It will not require any physical activity from you, which means that you can go about your life whilst the air is cleaned efficiently. Also, air purifiers come in different shapes and sizes including portable versions which you can move around from one room to another.
Groom your pet often
You can reduce the amount of pet fur that ends up in your environment by regularly grooming your pet. Brush him or her down and get rid of excess fur. Bathing your pet but not too often. You can’t be giving him or her a bath every day, thinking that this will reduce the presence of pet dander in the air. It increases it. Bathing the pet too often can dry the skin, and this will, in turn, cause the skin to flake off with fur.
Brush your pet’s fur down more often than you wash it. A bath once a week should do the trick. For bathing it, you can use pet shampoos, or regular baby shampoo, to wash away the dirt. Your pet may not like this but it can help reduce the amount of fur that can get airborne and cause issues. Between baths, you can make use of hypoallergenic wipes to keep the pet fur shedding low.
Dust and clean your space often.
You can also get rid of pet fur in the air, by cleaning surfaces often and making sure that there isn’t any pet dander that could potentially be airborne. The thing about pets is that even though we love to have them around us, they do shed their fur and it tends to stick to just about anything, rising into the air often. If you deal with the surfaces around the space and dust them often, you will easily find that the dust in the air is reduced.
Vacuum rugs, couches, and clean curtains and drapes often. It helps to use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter, which will trap allergens, viruses, pet dander, and fur alike.
Pet Dander removal spray
Keeping pet hair out of the air has to start with reducing its occurrence in the first place. Whilst it is not entirely possible to get rid of pet fur in the air and still have your pet in the vicinity, you can use a pet dander removal spray. When there is less shedding going on, there is less fur making it into the air.
This will work in the same way that regular bath works. Whilst it may not be as effective as a proper bath, because it is convenient you can use more often. Excess fur on your pet winds up lingering in the air and then landing on different surfaces. It becomes a vicious cycle. Pet dander spray is a quick solution when you don’t have the time to wash your pet at that very point but you need him or hair to not shed.
Clean the ducts in your home regularly.
One of the other ways to get rid of pet hair is to make sure that the ducts in your home are cleaned and functioning properly. This ensures clean air flowing through your home. The issue with this solution is that sometimes you can not do it on your own, you will need to call in an expert.
Our pets are an essential part of our lives. However, sometimes allergies develop and make you consider getting rid of the pet. This doesn’t have to be your story if you know how to get rid of pet hair in the air. We have reviewed some of the top tips for removing pet fur in the air. We hope that this helps you decide on the best way to go about that keeps both you and your pet happy.