How Do You Get Rid of Pet Dander?

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To get rid of pet dander around the home, pet owners need to clean all areas of the home, especially those where pets frequent, as often as possible. When dealing with pet dander, keeping it under control can be challenging.

The most effective way of getting rid of pet dander on furniture and carpets is to use a quality vacuum cleaner several times per week. A carpet cleaning machine is also effective in removing dander from carpets. When vacuuming, pet owners should place the machine on the lowest setting in order to remove as much as the dander as possible. A lint roller or adhesive tape works well on furniture that cannot be vacuumed or steam cleaned. When removing pet dander from the home, it is important for consumers to remember to clean baseboards, cabinets, countertops and other areas with a wet cloth and basic cleanser. Tile and hardwood floors should be mopped as often as possible and draperies and linens should be washed in a washing machine on a regular basis.

While all pet dander cannot be removed from the pet itself, routine bathing can decrease the amount of dander on the cat or dog. There are also anti-dander shampoos and sprays that work to remove excess dander.