Owning a pet can adversely affect the indoor air quality in your O’Hara, PA home. The following are ways in which pets impact indoor air quality.

1. Odor

Pets, like any other mammal, produce body odor. Not only can you smell these odors, but they also stick around for a long time if left untreated.

The main reason that could cause your pet to produce a bad odor in your home is poor grooming. If you don’t give regular baths to your pet, then the dirt and bacteria in its fur build up over time. The dirt and bacteria mix with the pet’s natural oils to produce an unpleasant odor.

To get rid of the foul smell, ensure that you give regular baths to your pet. You may also need to shampoo your carpeting and clean upholstered furniture in the room where you keep your pet to eliminate odors.

2. Allergens

Pet dander and saliva are common pet allergens that can lead to poor indoor air quality. Pet dander is the dried skin shed by furry animals. It’s often found on carpets, furniture, and other objects within a home.

Due to its buoyancy, pet dander is easily transported in the air, HVAC systems, and fans. This largely contributes to its distribution throughout a home.

Pet saliva can also cause harm to individuals by inducing allergies. Frequent exposure to pet dander and saliva from grooming and licking can lead to severe allergic reactions and other health problems if proper precautions are not taken.

If you have pets in your home, ensure that you regularly vacuum your carpet and furniture. This helps eliminate allergens from your home, ultimately leading to improved indoor air quality.

3. Pet Walks

When walking your pet, it’s common for them to come into contact with outside dirt and debris containing pollen, fungal spores and microorganisms. When inhaled, pollen and other allergens can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Their fur can also bring lawn grasses containing pesticides, chemicals and bacteria from outside.

The entrance of these substances into your home through pet paws and fur largely contributes to poor indoor air quality. Remember to wash your pets frequently. This way, you can reduce most of the contaminants brought into your home by pets.

You can also change your filters regularly to prevent these contaminants from polluting your home. Using air filters and purifiers also effectively eliminates allergens, dust mites, pet dander and other pollutants from the air.

Contact Titan HVAC Inc. today if you’re in need of quality AC installation services. We guarantee 100% satisfaction and offer affordable prices for all our HVAC services.

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