Are you looking for ways to improve indoor air quality in your home? Air pollutants enter the home in several ways. Some even originate within the home. These pollutants occur in various forms ranging from cooking fumes and pet dander to pollen and cleaning products.
Many homeowners take a one-sided approach to improving indoor air quality. They may install an air purifier, for example, and fail to address the sources of pollution. If you want to ensure that the quality of air in your home is free of pollutants, use the strategy below.
- Get rid of sources of pollution
Go through your home and identify any sources of pollution that you can get rid of. Are there toxic cleaning products that you use in your home? Are there solvents or other products that emit toxic fumes within your home? Get rid of these products to improve the quality of air in your home.
If your home has a moisture problem, invest in mold inspection and remediation services. This will help to determine if you have a mold infestation and get rid of it. It will also ensure that infested materials are removed from your home.
Have your carpets and upholstery cleaned to get rid of pet dander, pollen, dust and other particles that may have settled on them over time.
Consider substituting products that are known to contribute to air pollution with non-toxic ones. For example, you may choose to substitute some of your cleaning products for those with non-toxic ingredients. This will help to reduce the level of toxic fumes emanating from your home.
Other great substitutes include using essential oils instead of air fresheners and investing in natural fibers such as sisal for carpets and rugs instead of regular commercial carpets with synthetic fibers.
- Maintaining good home hygiene
This is essential for keeping the level of pollutants low. Keeping the home clean and dust-free will reduce the level of particulates in the air. Ensure that you address spills and leaks as soon as possible to avoid mold infestations.
- Investing in an air purifying system
Air pollutants are still likely to be present in your home even after taking all the measures above. This is why investing in an air purifying system is important. A whole-home ventilation system offers a great way to address both gaseous and particulate pollutants. These systems remove polluted air from the inside of your home and bring in fresh air from the outdoors. They are the best way to maintain good indoor air quality.
The above approach ensures that you minimize the level of air pollutants in your home.
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