Pets are a welcome addition to many Palmdale, CA, families. But as much as you love your fur babies and feathered friends, having animals in your home can create some indoor air quality (IAQ) problems that need attention. Read more about how your household pets impact your indoor air quality and what you can do about it.
How Pets Create Air Quality Problems
Just like the humans who live in your home, your pets also bring dirt, plant pollen and other contaminants into your home when they come in from the outdoors. They can be messy eaters, and they generate urine and feces every day, too. Plus, they shed fur, skin, scales and feathers from time to time, which makes cleaning the house a constant chore.
How IAQ Problems Affect Your Family
IAQ problems create all kinds of stinky odors and airborne particles that spread through your home and make your indoor environment very uncomfortable. And when the whole family is spending even more time indoors due to cold weather outside, the effects add up quickly.
But besides making the air uncomfortable to breathe, indoor air pollution impacts your and your pet’s health, too. Inhaling all those airborne contaminants and odors day and night can create respiratory problems or exacerbate pre-existing medical conditions. And pet allergies often develop when you live with indoor pets for years.
How to Reduce Pet Odors and Pollutants
Grooming your pets, bathing them regularly and cleaning up after them every day makes a huge difference. But it’s usually not enough. To protect your family from airborne pollutants, investing in air purifiers and whole-home ventilation is usually the best way to go.
You don’t have to get rid of your pets to enjoy clean air at home. If you feel like your pets are ruining your indoor air quality, contact us at Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning today to find the best IAQ solutions for your home.
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