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Reasons to Clean Pet Hair and Dander in Carpet Regularly

By Luke Armstrong

About 65% of U.S. households include at least one pet, according to the Humane Society of the United States. About 10% of people are allergic to cats, dogs, or both. This means that if you have pets, chances are someone in your family or circle of friends may experience allergy or asthma symptoms in your home. Regular carpet cleaning can help reduce the allergens in your home, and make your family and friends more comfortable.

Reduce Allergens

Pet hair and dander can accumulate in carpets quickly, especially if you have more than one pet in your home. When your pets begin to shed their winter coats in the spring, this problem can be even worse.
Regular carpet cleaning keeps this accumulation under control. Vacuum your carpets once or twice a week as needed, using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This will trap pet dander in the vacuum and prevent it from being released into the air.
Pet hair vacuuming

Keep Your Home Looking Fresh

Pet hair can give your carpets a dingy, dirty look. When the carpets are dirty, the whole house looks worn. Regular carpet cleaning will keep your home looking fresh.

If your pets are allowed on the furniture, be sure to clean the upholstery as well as the carpets. This will remove pet hair and dander, and keep the furniture looking its best.

Extend the Life of Your Carpets

Regular carpet cleaning, including vacuuming and periodic steam cleaning, is recommended by most carpet manufacturers. Regular cleaning keeps carpets looking and feeling newer, because it prevents pet hair, dirt, and dust from becoming ground into the fibers.

Where to Begin?

Proper pet care is the first step. Brush and bathe your pet regularly to minimize shedding and dander in your home. Vacuum at least once a week, and steam clean your carpets once or twice a year.

Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to perform yearly or semi-annual cleaning. They have equipment and cleaning solutions that are not available to most consumers, and have experience in getting the job done quickly.