When we think of air pollution, it is mainly associated with car fumes, industrial plants, and other outdoor factors. Air pollution is present in our homes, businesses, and other occupied indoor spaces. Some of our everyday activities can cause mold and trigger activities. Here are ways to improve the air quality in your homes.
Keep a Clean House and Fresh Floors
Household dust can hold chemicals and allergens for years. Rid your home of dust mites by vacuuming carpet, upholstered furniture and mopping floors using just clean water. When choosing a vacuum, go for the most powerful suction, rotating brushes and a HEPA filter. These things will keep dust from blowing back out. When cleaning, don’t forget your baseboards and walls. Vacuum twice a week or more.
Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Products
Regular cleaning products release harmful chemicals that can damage our eyes, skin, pollute the air and even cause cancer. Some are fatal if ingested. Natural cleaning products protect your health, family, pets and your home. In addition to being chemical free, the products are free of fragrances. If you’re looking you long for an “I just cleaned my home” smell try the baking soda and lemon slices.
Regularly Change Air Filters
The amount of times you change your air filters varies by the type of home. An air filter in a vacation home requires changing up to twice a year. You should change the filter every 90 days in the average home without pets. If you own one pet, every 60 days. If you have more than one pet, change your filter every 20-45 days.
Allowing fresh air to circulate in your home can improve its air quality. Open a door or crack the windows and turn on the fans. Ventilating is essential all year long. Yes, even in the winter. Cracking the windows before bed or when you leave for the day, at least once a day, is beneficial to everyone’s health.
Maintain a Smoke-Free Home
Cigarette and cigar smoke contains thousands of chemicals, and second-hand smoke is one of the easiest ways to transfer them. Smoking also leaves an odor that gets in clothes and furniture and is hard to get out. If you, family members, or guests must smoke, make sure it is done outdoors and away from entrances and windows.
Poor air quality can cause mold in homes, schools, and businesses. Mold can be detrimental to your health and your property. Make sure your space is free of contaminants and contact Restored Air for air and surface testing. We offer a free consultation and will discuss the best plan of action if we determine there is a problem. We understand the importance of good air quality, and we are trusted throughout our community. Read some of our reviews here.