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Summer Home & Pets Healthy Care Tips: Stay Comfortable!

Keeping Your Home & Pets Healthy This Summer

Summer is a time for fun, sun, and outdoor activities, but it’s also crucial to ensure that both your home and furry friends remain safe and healthy during the hot months. Here are some tips on how to achieve a comfortable space while keeping your home & pets healthy this summer. 

For Your Home:

Maintain Air Quality

  • Use Air Conditioning: Keep the air conditioning running on particularly hot days, and make sure to change or clean the filters regularly. By circulating the air in your home, the air will be filtered more effectively and regularly. 
  • Invest in Air Purification System: Indoor air quality solutions help remove up to 99.98% of airborne pollutants in your home including pet dander, dirt, debris, viruses, and allergens. By removing these particles, you can create a fresh, cleaner home. 

Protect Against Pests

  • Pest-Proof Your Home: Seal any cracks and crevices to keep out insects and rodents. Use eco-friendly pest control methods to minimize health risks for your family and furry friends. 

Routine Maintenance

  • Consider enrolling in an HVAC maintenance plan to ensure your comfort system is staying up-to-date and running its best. 
  • With a routine maintenance plan, you can ensure two maintenance visits a year, proper operation of your HVAC system, and customer discounts. 

Weekly Cleaning

  • Take the time to clean your home once a week. Wipe down all counters and surfaces, dust, and clean bathrooms. Be sure to vacuum and mop all floors to collect any pet hair and other dirt and debris that may have accumulated throughout the week. Spending a short amount of time each week will make your cleaning process more manageable. 

For Your Pets:

Overheating Prevention

  • Provide Shade and Water: Always ensure they have access to shade and fresh, cool water. 
  • Limit Exercise: Exercise your pets in the morning or evening when it’s cooler. Limit outdoor exposure during the hottest times of the day. 

Protect Their Paws

  • Mind the Pavement: Remember that asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws. Walk them on the grass if possible, or schedule walks in the mornings or evenings before the temperatures really heat up. 

Parasite Control & Vet Visits

  • Flea and Tick Prevention: Consult with your vet for the best flea and tick prevention methods. Check your pets regularly for any signs of parasites.
  • Schedule summer check-ups at your veterinarian’s office. Update vaccinations and obtain general health screenings to ensure your pets stay healthy and safe. 

Pets Healthy Grooming

  • Regular Grooming: Brushing your pet more often in summer can help remove excess fur and prevent overheating. Some breeds may benefit from a summer haircut.
  • Bathtime: Ensure that your pets are staying properly cleaned with regular baths. This will limit the amount of dirt that they bring into your home and will help your home feel fresh and your pets healthy. 

Contact Us

By following these essential tips, you can ensure that summer remains a joyous and vibrant season for you, your home, and your favorite pets. Stay alert to the needs of your environment and your pets, and you’re sure to have a wonderful, healthy summer.

Garrison & Garrison cares about your comfort, and we’re here to help keep you comfortable in your home throughout every season. Ensure your home is comfortable this spring by contacting us for all your HVAC needs!

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