It is fur-shedding season, which is nature’s attempt to get rid of our dogs and cats’ thick winter fur. Add to that allergies that come with the season as well. Hiring a maid service can help control the dust and dander but there are a lot of ways that you can keep things under control as well.
The best way to fight the war on pet hair is through regular grooming of your pet and regular cleaning around the home. Dogs with healthy skin shed their skin cells every 22 days. Dead pet skin is called dander and what can create a lot of allergens in the home. To keep the dander at bay, bathe your dog once a month using shampoos that are designed to be sensitive. Since most cats don’t like water, use grooming wipes to help remove loose hair and stop it from settling on your furniture and carpet.
Brushing your pets regularly is essential to the war on pet hair. Talk to your groomer about the right tools to use because not all pet brushes are created equally. Dogs are usually happy to be groomed. Try brushing them outside so that the loose air doesn’t fly around the house. Cats are trickier. They may want to be brushed on your lap or on a counter. Let them choose where and then put a towel under them so you can easily dispose of the fallen hair.
Now that you have tackled the actual fur on your pet’s back, think about what you can do in the home to keep it fur-free. Consider purchasing a powerful vacuum cleaner. There are some models that are actually labeled for pet hair to get the job done. Make sure you purchase one that comes with a variety of tools that allow you to extract hair from the stairs, crevices, and cushions. Keeping a lint roller (or ten) around the house really helps to pick up hair also. Also make sure that blankets, pillows, pet beds and any linens that your pet like to sleep on get washed regularly.
Tackling pet dander can be an easy process if you do it on a regular basis and you have a plan of attack that works. Some pets are more agreeable than others when it comes to grooming but make sure you find a system that works for you and your furry friend. Keeping your house dander free is key especially if you have any allergy sufferers in your household.
Consider hiring a maid service to clean and maintain your home for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cleanings. Having Executive Maids professional house cleaners come in and help keep the dander at bay will take some relief off of you. Winning the war on pet hair is definitely doable. You just need to have the right tools and mindset to do it.