Indoor air pollution is among some of the major environmental concerns. Most people spend a majority of their time indoors – be it at work or when home. The contamination could be courtesy exhaust fumes from local factories, cleaning products’ chemical traces, airborne bacteria, mold spores, decaying magazines and books, crumbling insulation, and so on. In this article, we shall go through some tips that could help improve your house’s air quality.
Developing a Cleaning Routine
Resort to weekly cleaning of areas you use or occupy the maximum, and others (attics, basements, storerooms, garages, etc.) can be cleaned monthly. Use a damp cloth for dusting and a non-chemical cleaning solution. Do not overlook spots that are likely to attract debris or dust.
Ensure Proper Air Flow
Whenever possible, open up to some natural air. Shut the AC down and open the windows. During times of good weather, use screen doors. Install a whole-house fan or ceiling fan for boosting your house’s ventilation.
Maintain Pet Hygiene
Make sure your cats and dogs are bathed and groomed regularly. The routine is even more important during winter. You certainly don’t have to put the pets into the bathtub but brushing at least on alternate days is advised.
Ventilating Damp Areas
Mildew and mold are your AC’s adversaries. They thrive when there’s excessive moisture around. Fans in basements or bathrooms or other areas having moisture would help. And having a dehumidifier set up at these locations shall come in handy too.
Eliminate Dirty Smoke Sources
Smoke outdoors and use non-toxic candles, if you use candles. If there’s a fireplace in the house, keep the flue and chimney clean, and burn only cured or dried wood.
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