Pets are a part of the family. They add joy and companionship to our lives. Unfortunately, pets carry hair and dander that can penetrate every aspect of your home, including the air ducts. Pet dander and dust can cause severe allergies, only worsened by circulated contaminated air. Regular air duct cleaning and vent cleanings are a great way to help prevent the circulation of pet contaminants and improve overall health and quality of life.

Pets and Allergies

Pets are meaningful additions to our lives and have several beneficial impacts on our overall health. Pets have been known to decrease blood pressure, reduce heart rate, and even fight off depression and anxiety.


To a person suffering from allergies, though, the hair and dander associated with pets can be detrimental. While cleaning air filters and vacuuming can certainly help keep pet hair and dust in check, it does not reduce the circulating contaminants blowing throughout the home. To a person with allergies, evidence of pet hair and dander can cause a litany of symptoms including wheezing, sneezing, congestion, trouble breathing, or even severe allergic reactions.

Pet Dust In Air Ducts

While keeping up with routine filter changes and vacuuming certainly can help keep pet dander and dust in control, it certainly does not eliminate the problem. Pet contaminants, including hair, particles of pet food, dead skin flakes, and even pet saliva and urine can be found within the air ducts of your home. This means that any time air is circulated through the home, from blowing heat or air conditioning, those contaminants spread throughout every part of the house. For a person suffering from allergies this can only worsen the symptoms. To properly eliminate pet contaminants, the home's air ducts must be properly cleaned by professionals.

Air Duct Cleaning

To remove pet contaminants, experts suggest air ducts should be cleaned every two to three years. This will help improve the air quality of the home, thus improving health conditions and overall quality of life. Children and the elderly are most susceptible to the effects of pet dander and dust, and will benefit the most from regular cleanings. In between professional cleanings, be sure to use a high quality air filter capable of trapping large particulates in the air.


While we love pets, we understand that their hair and dander can leave a lasting impression on a home. We are a professional and knowledgeable team at Dust Doctors, committed to the utmost customer satisfaction. We are passionate about keeping air ducts clean within the home, so that people can live healthier lifestyles. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an air duct cleaning, contact our team today.


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