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How a vacuum cleaner can help to minimise pet allergies

Despite loving our furry friends, pets can cause many of us to suffer from allergies. Here’s how a vacuum cleaner can help to combat allergens.
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From runny noses to itchy eyes, there’s nothing worse than being allergic to your own pet. To try and minimise the effects, it’s important to know the facts, and know how to minimise pet hair in the home.

Here’s what you need to know about pet allergies:

1. What causes a pet allergy?

There are many different things which can cause our immune system to react in an allergic reaction, and pets are a common one. It is likely that it is the pet’s urine, saliva, or dead skin skills that will cause an allergic reaction. Their hair is not an allergen itself, but just collects these allergens, which we then react to.

2. Where will these allergens gather?

Pet allergens can gather in many different places within your home, for example on furniture, floors, surfaces an even on your curtains. Therefore it’s necessary to try and cover all bases when cleaning your home in order to try and minimise your reaction to pet allergens!

3. How do I get rid of these pet allergens?

Getting rid of all pet hair can be made quick and easy if you have the right tool. The Kobold PB440 gives surfaces a deep clean, getting rid of up to 99% of allergenic particles. You can use it on all surfaces, and even in the car, to get rid of allergens which might have clung to the surfaces. A thorough and deep clean should minimise your allergic reaction.

4. What if I don't have the time to deep clean all floors?

Give the Kobold VR200 Robot Vacuum Cleaner a go. Controllable by an app, this device can automatically vacuum your home even when you’re not there! It will get rid of allergens hiding in hard to reach spots, and the pet hair will be gone before you get home. You can even control it remotely to ensure nothing has been missed!

5. I'm struggling with my allergy at night time - what can I do to help?

It’s possible that if your pet has been in your bedroom, the allergens could be stuck to your bed linen or even your mattress. Be sure to give your sheets and pillows a good wash, getting rid of any allergens that might be on the bed linen. You can also try the Kobold MP440 & MR440 Mattress Cleaning Set, which will ensure your mattress isn’t holding any allergens which could disrupt your sleep.

Seeing is believing – book a demo of our VK200 Home Cleaning System to see how it can make a difference to the cleanliness of your home.

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