Maintaining indoor air quality is a top concern for many homeowners, as it avoids allergic reactions such as sneezing, wheezing, coughing, eye watering, and throat irritation. There are many natural ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality and help everyone in the residence breathe easier. Review some of the top tips your Orange County mold inspection team wants you to know. 

Create a No Smoking Policy

If anyone in your home smokes cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe, consider implementing a no smoking policy. Ask everyone who smokes to do so outside or in an unattached garage or shed. The chemicals in many tobacco products contribute to unhealthy indoor air and are unpleasant to breathe besides. If any guests in your home smoke, politely ask them to inhale their products outside. 

Maintain the Humidity Level

A humidity level between 30% and 50% is ideal because the moisture in the air traps indoor allergens. However, a humidity level of 60% or more provides an environment for mold growth. Depending on your location and the humidity in your region, consider investing in dehumidifiers. These products come in various types and sizes to help control the moisture level in your home. Dehumidifiers are especially advantageous during humid summer months. 

Opt For Fragrance-Free Cleaning Products

Natural cleaning products such as white vinegar, baking soda, Borax, and lemon juice are artificial fragrance-free. Such fragrances can trigger allergic reactions and asthma bouts in susceptible family members. Many commercial cleaning products also feature other chemicals that affect indoor air quality. Natural cleaning products such as white vinegar provide cleaning and disinfecting without harming indoor air and are also inexpensive. 

Add More Plants

Plants provide natural air filtration by absorbing carbon dioxide and other harmful contaminants, and producing oxygen. Some plants are particularly adept at cleaning the air, such as spider plants, peace lilies, snake plants, and philodendrons. Spider plants, for example, remove formaldehyde and benzene among other contaminants. Plants also add color and ambiance–consider placing them throughout your home if you haven’t already. 

For air quality testing in Los Angeles, contact the team at Mold Masters today. 

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