IAQ IQ and the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

August 9, 2021
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Indoor Air Quality is a Not a New Trick

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But there’s no reason why you can’t give them a new lease on life with improved indoor air quality! For all the times Fido “shook hands” for a treat, and Fluffy used her litter box, don’t they deserve to breathe healthier air? And, on the flip side, for as much joy as your pets bring to your life, we’re sure that breathing in pet dander isn’t one of the reasons your pet has their own Instagram account. You love each other! It’s the mutual appreciation society. Let Blue Label help you get your IAQ right for you, your family, and your pets (aka your family.)

In addition to activating allergies in humans, cats and dogs can also be allergic to their own dander. What’s dander exactly? It’s a collection of mostly microscopic flecks of shedded skin, to which many people and a good handful of pets find themselves allergic. Proteins in pet saliva are easily combined with the dander, flaking off the animal’s fur, to become airborne, making it easy to inhale, and making its way into your vents. A National Geographic article states that, “pets can suffer from many of the same allergens that make humans miserable”. You probably know that pet-allergies in humans result in respiratory issues, sneezing, itching, and wheezing, and that rashes and eczema may also occur. The most common signs of allergic reaction in dogs is itchy skin and inflammation, sneezing, and a runny nose. Cats tend to show symptoms such as little scabs or missing hair around their head and neck. While the vet usually rules out food allergies first, the pet dander test is next in line.

Blue Label would be happy to help you get these air conditions under control. First off, we’ll evaluate what you currently have going on. All of our air quality assessments are free of charge. We test your air for mold, toxins, pollutants and radon gas in addition to assessing your pet dander situation, both airborne and the particulates accumulated in your vents. From this, we’ll determine how best to optimize your entire HVAC system, with improved IAQ in mind. We look at your current temperature control, your filter, your air purification solution, and ventilation equipment. When we determine the solutions we feel would best suit your needs, we provide a flat-rate, upfront quote, so there are no surprises. These IAQ solutions may include a dust-free active air purifier, a UV light that keeps your evaporator coil clean, a whole-home media filter, or a duct cleaning.

Scheduling is easy. You just tell us when you’d like us to come, and we’ll be there.

Blue Label Services aims to exceed your expectations. There’s never been a better time to make sure the air you and your family breathes is free of allergens, viruses and bacteria. (832) 968-8630, or visit our website at: www.bluelabeltoday.com

Call us today. We’ll focus on cleaning up your IAQ, you focus on learning (or teaching) some new tricks!

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