How can you improve your home’s air quality?

Did you know that the air quality in your home can be more polluted than the outdoor air? Here’s some things you should know about air quality and the pollutants that can cause your home’s air to be unsafe.

Know Indoor Pollutants

There are many different indoor pollutants that could be affecting the air in your home. Some of these pollutants have the potential to cause serious health problems.

Combustion pollutants, volatile organic compounds and asthma and allergy triggers are the three different types of pollutants you should be aware of. Combustion pollutants include gases or particles that come from burning materials, such as space heaters, gas stoves, water heaters, dryers, fireplaces and more. It is important to make sure these appliances are installed correctly and properly maintained and vented. Volatile organic compounds are a variety of organic chemicals that are release as gases from particular liquids or solids. These can be found in household products like paints, varnishes, cleaning products, building materials, pesticides and more. Asthma and allergy triggers can include mold, dust mites, pollen and pet dander.

Reduce Exposure To Pollutants

Here are a few ways that you can reduce your exposure to pollutants in the home.

  • Open the windows to create airflow.
  • Clean and change filters regularly.
  • Make sure you maintain a humidity level below 50%.
  • Stay away from synthetic air fresheners. Choose natural air fresheners and candles.
  • Use an air purifier.
  • Clean, dust and disinfect regularly.
  • Groom your pets.

To learn more about how you can have a safe indoor air quality in your home, call the Mold Whackers today!

April 29, 2016