How is your Air Quality? Breathe EcoClean.
When we step outside, we’re exposed to all kinds of poor air quality. Pollen, industrial emissions, smoke, and the list goes on… but did you know that indoor air quality can actually be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air?
Cooking, candle burning, and using certain cleaning products can release contaminants and worsen your home’s air quality. Not to mention, the dust. These tiny, air-floating molecules may seem insignificant, but breathing them in on a daily basis can have a huge impact on your health.
According to the World Health Organization, household air pollution can cause a variety of problems, from mild symptoms like coughing and sneezing to severe illnesses like heart disease and lung cancer.
You and your family should be able to walk inside your home and take a deep breath of clean, fresh air. Here’s how to keep your household healthy and your indoor air free of pollutants:
1. Mindful Cleaning
You clean your home regularly to minimize dust and allergens, but are you doing it correctly? Here are some things to consider the next time you tidy up your home.
- Use Eco-Friendly Products – Since traditional cleaners typically contain harmful chemicals, use products that align with environmentally-conscious practices. Find them at EcoClean! (10225 Interstate 35 N, San Antonio, TX 78233)
- Use More Efficient Tools – Feather dusters and dry cloths just move dust and allergens around the home instead of actually eliminating them. Swap them out for microfiber cloths to ensure a dust-free environment.
- Vacuum Weekly – Carpets and rugs easily trap allergens within their fibers, which greatly affects indoor air quality. Vacuum at least once a week to maintain freshness inside your home.
2. Houseplant Power
- To optimize your indoor air quality, spruce up your interior design with plants, plants, and more plants! The magic of a houseplant lies in its ability to pull carbon dioxide from the home and replace it with fresh oxygen. Pretty amazing!
The best plants for the air-cleaning job are:
- Snake Plant
- English Ivy
- Bamboo Palm
- Rubber Tree
3. Combat Humidity
An overly humid home provides the right environment for mold growth (a phrase that makes us cringe). To reduce the chance for mold-related illness, invest in dehumidifiers and vent fans.
- Run a ventilation fan during your bath or shower to rid the room of steam and moisture.
- Using an exhaust fan while you cook will keep your kitchen air clean and prevent the release of steam, oil, and odors. You can also improve air flow by opening windows and doors.
- Sometimes outside temperatures will make your home feel humid and sticky. Maintain a comfy home with a healthy moisture level by using a dehumidifier.
4. Pet TLC
We’re sad to say, but our furry friends can negatively influence indoor air quality. They track in dirt and pollen from outside and even their dander can irritate allergens. But we love them anyway! Plus, it’s easy to remedy your pet’s impact on your home’s indoor air. Simply wipe their adorable paws after outside playtime, bathe them at least once a month, and clean your home regularly.
5. Filter the Air
Air filtration systems work to remove even the smallest particles of dust, pollen, mold, and other debris that could be floating in the air. It’s an excellent investment for the cleanliness of your home, but more importantly, for the health of you and your family.
6. EcoClean Your Air Ducts
If you’re sneezing and coughing inside your home more, it might be time for an air duct cleaning. To eliminate pollutants from your air vents, you can count on the EcoClean technicians. We proudly offer air duct cleaning services to help you and your family breathe cleaner.
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