How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
Although the outdoors may have smog and air pollution, the air quality inside your home can still be just as bad. You can get a professional air quality survey from the experts at Mold Masters to get an idea of the indoor air quality profile of your home. And although professionals at Mold Masters have tools to check and improve the air quality of your residence, there are several steps you can take to improve it on your own.
Open the Windows
You should always open the windows for at least 10 minutes every day. This is particularly important when you clean inside the house or apply a fresh coat of paint to the walls. You should also open the windows when you bring in a new piece of furniture.
Put a Plant That Filters Air in Your Home
There are several types of plants that are great at eliminating toxic agents. They include:
- Snake plant
- Peace lily
- English ivy
These plants are great for reducing the presence of formaldehyde and benzene. They may not eliminate the toxins completely, but they do play a significant role.
Hopefully, you clean inside your house often anyway, but now you have another reason. Dust forms quickly, even if you consider yourself a neat freak. You need to mop or vacuum the floors weekly, and you should wipe your shoes (and remove them) on a doormat before entering the house.
Have People Smoke Outside
Cigarettes contain over 4,000 known chemicals. They can linger for quite a while inside a house, so if someone in your household smokes, then kindly ask them to “take it outside”. However, the best option would be to give up smoking entirely.
A few simple actions can make your house more livable and help anyone who suffers from asthma or other respiratory problems. To remedy extremely poor air quality, call Mold Masters right away. We can test for the presence of indoor allergens, so get started by sending us a contact form detailing your request.