Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Cleaning Carpet and other Vacuum topics.
Animal dander can last for years in a carpet and aggravate the sensitivities of allergy sufferers long after Fido or Mittens have left the building. With a regular cleaning routine that involves vacuuming with a HEPA filter and the use of carpet shampoo machines, allergy sufferers sensitive to animal dander, pollen and other airborne allergens can see a reduction in symptoms by 37 percent.
With 63 percent of American households having pets, it's a pretty good bet that the previous occupant of your new address probably had an animal or two. It's always a good idea to thoroughly clean carpets with a carpet shampooer to remove any pet hair or dander before moving in to a new place. This will keep pre-existing allergens from settling into your furniture or bedding.