We love finding tips from our customers. One of our best customers is a doctor who specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat. He told us a really good fact about what causes cat allergies.
People tend to think that it is the cat dander alone that causes the allergies. But think about how cats clean themselves. They leave a protein from their saliva on their fur during their cleaning process. So, the protein from their dander and saliva combined leaves an overabundant amount of allergens wherever they roam (furniture, clothes, etc.). This protein can take up to six months to dissipate no matter how good the clean is.
This helps explain a situation I’ve personally experienced in my life. A friend of mine lost her cat a couple of weeks before having lunch. Another friend of mine who is highly allergic to cats joined us. The cat owner was wearing fresh clean clothes (of course), and my other friend was dealing with puffy eyes due to her allergies. She was that sensitive to the allergies that she still had a reaction from the cat owner.
We use some of the best equipment on the market to clean homes. These equipment are either rated by the EPA or The Asthma & Allergy Foundation Of America. We have had many customers who moved into a new place where the previous people owned cats. The customers are allergic to cats and this is can be of some burden to them. We have suggested for them to make sure and wipe down the walls and cabinets, not just the floors alone. If allergic reaction still exists, then it can take up to six months for the protein causing allergens to dissipate.