Research shows indoor air can carry as much as 70% of pollutants than outdoor air. These contaminants irritate individuals who suffer allergies or asthma. Let’s look at how you can improve the quality of indoor air in your home.
Maintain clean floors
Always clean your floors, so that dust, allergens, and chemicals don’t accumulate on them. A vacuum fitted with a HEPA filter will come handy in reducing the build-up of dirt and contaminants including toxins, dust mites, and pet dander. Ensure that you vacuum clean areas with high traffic such as carpet and upholstered furniture.
Once you finish vacuum cleaning, mop your floors and walls to get rid of dust that your cleaner could have missed. Use clean water and a microfiber mop, which is more effective than conventional mops.
Clean your ductwork
Your ductwork, like any part of the interior, needs occasional cleaning because it moves a great deal of dirt, dust, and debris in a year. Over time, a thin layer of dust or debris in your ductwork could grow to a few inches thick and narrow the passageway through which hot or cold air circulates. If the ductwork is faulty, there’s the possibility of it circulating toxins and contaminants around the home. Routine cleaning can help you improve indoor air quality and at the same time, prevent simple problems turning into costly repairs.
Don’t smoke indoors
Avoid smoking in your home. Cigarette smoke contains 4,000+ toxins. These harmful substances pollute indoor air and put loved ones at risk of developing respiratory problems and infections. By making your home a smoke-free zone, you’ll create a hospitable environment for your family.
Use natural cleansers
While cleaning supplies, detergents, and air fresheners may soothe you with their synthetic fragrances, they also dump chemical pollutants in your air and surfaces. Many fragrances are petroleum-based and not tested and certified for inhalation. To maintain indoor quality, use mild cleansers with little or synthetic scents and open windows when using them. It might also help to install a filtered HVAC unit and grow plants that will purify the air.
Let fresh air in
Even during cold months, open your windows at least a few hours a day to allow fresh air to circulate to your living area, bedrooms, kitchen, corridors, and storage room. Fresh air will displace potential air contaminants, including kitchen fumes and aerosols from the indoor space.
Wet internal conditions create a breeding ground for mildew and mold that can cause allergies and even trigger asthma attacks. You’re likely to experience high humidity during hot summer months. To reduce moisture levels in the home, invest dehumidifiers. Ensure they’re strategically placed so they can contain moisture and create hospitable conditions for your loved ones.
Are you worried about the quality of indoor air?
Ambrose Air Inc can clean your air ducts and remove contaminants which circulate indoors. By doing so, we can improve the quality of indoor air and reduce respiratory health problems. We take great care to ensure your air ducts are cleaned so that you can enjoy better indoor air quality all year round. That’s not all. Our technicians will inspect pipes for gaps and seal them so that your HVAC system can operate smoothly.