Most homeowners go a long way in ensuring their homes look good physically. But of course, there are specific points that should be given more weight if you want to keep your family healthy and safe from indoor air contaminants. While we spend most of our time indoors, the air inside your home tends to become stale and polluted more than the air outside. Here are some tips to help keep the air you breathe clean and safe.
Keep your floors clean
Germs and bacteria gets into your home carried by your feet. Clean your mat at the entrance regularly to prevent build-up of dirt and keep germs from spreading and multiplying. Mop floors on a daily basis and use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to ensure that all particles are trapped in the filter.
Have an Air Duct cleaning service
A home’s HVAC system is coiled around the entire home and it recirculates air from one room to another several times a day. It gives a lot of potential for mold particles to spread and cause chaos to your family’s health. A professional air duct cleaning service can have the whole HVAC system cleaned and prevent health issues caused by molds and air pollutants indoors.
Don’t Smoke at Home
Second hand smoke is a major health risk to everyone. It can go through open windows or doors. Make sure you or your visitors smoke far from home so that nobody will be affected.
Consider indoor plants
Indoor plants do not only add beauty inside our home but they can also help clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen. Plants require less maintenance, water them regularly and take them out once in a while under the sun to keep them healthy.
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