You worked hard to become a veterinarian in your community. However, you need to avoid complaints of excessive dander issues such as nasty smells and allergic reactions. Read on to learn the dangers of pet dander and how to best keep your office clean and healthy.
Dander May Cause a Risible Smell
Many of the pets in your veterinarian shop will come with a strong odor that may linger long after they have left. Airborne smells can even compile on other smells to create a harsh stench. Most of this odor comes from the dander a pet leaves behind.
And while most people understand that a veterinarian’s office will have a sharp smell, some offices may have a higher concentration of odors than others. And if your office has a harsh smell that comes from dander, you could find yourself losing customers. Bad smells, however, are far from the worst problem associated with excess pet dander.
Dander May Trigger Allergies
Although you may not have reactions to pet dander, many of your patients’ owners may have allergies. For example, a dog owner may react adversely to cat dander and experience extreme discomfort. The Mayo Clinic states that a typical pet-dander allergy includes sneezing, runny noses, congestion, coughs, postnasal drip, swollen eyes, and other health issues.
Even worse, people with asthma may experience more toxic symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing breaths, or even asthma attacks. Although your patients do assume a particular risk of dander exposure when they visit a veterinarian, you still need to work hard to ensure that they are as safe as possible when they come to your center.
If you don’t take appropriate steps and one of your patients’ owners has a severe allergic reaction, you could find yourself dealing with the repercussions of this development and a possible lawsuit. As a result, to protect yourself and your customers, you need to do what you can to ensure that pet dander doesn’t affect your visitors.
Dander Removal May Be a Challenge
While you may sweep up and clean your veterinarian office at the end of each day, dander may still escape your keen eye. When dander gets stuck in hard-to-reach areas, this debris may emerge later, go airborne, and cause health problems. As a result, the management and cleaning of pet dander is often more of a challenge than what you would first assume.
There are certain pet dander management methods you can do yourself. Take time to groom each pet that visits your office and collect their dander in a large bag to ensure most of the hair and skin follicles don’t go airborne. Wipe down every surface of your office with hypoallergenic pet wipes to ensure that the dander is picked up and removed from your office.
Just as importantly, you need to get a high-quality HEPA air filter to remove dander from the most concentrated areas of your office. A good filter should eliminate a large amount of dander but won’t get rid of everything. For example, you may need to wash your walls and ceilings once or twice a month to ensure that they are dander free. To get help with these tasks, hiring help may be a wise decision.
Dander Professionals May Help
If your veterinarian office has pet dander and you want to protect your patients’ and their owners, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at Northwest Commercial Carpet & Floor Cleaning, Inc, to learn more. Our professionals will visit your office, figure out a great pet dander solution and will clean your office as often as necessary to keep it safe and healthy for everyone.