When most people think about air pollution, they think about the air on the street. However, indoor air is typically two to five times more polluted than outside air.. There are many ways to improve indoor air quality.
Keep The Floors Clean
Your floor can hold contaminants that negatively affect indoor air quality. If you have carpet, vacuum at least twice a week. You should also mop your floors regularly. You do not need to use any cleaners or soap to mop the floor. Allergens and dust are removed with a mop and plain water.
Furthermore, you may consider putting a mat outside in front of your door. If you and your guests wipe your feet, this will reduce the amount of contaminants that enter the home.
Bathe Your Pets
Pets are a joy, but their fur and dander can reduce indoor air quality. Improve your air quality by bathing and brushing pets regularly. You may also wish to keep your pets out of the bedroom.
Maintain The Appropriate Humidity Level
The recommended humidity level in a home is between 30 and 50 percent. Mold and dust mites thrive in an environment where there is excess moisture. There are several ways that you can reduce the humidity in your home. You can purchase a dehumidifier, which will help remove moisture from the air and, consequently, reduce allergens. While cooking, you may also consider opening a window or using an exhaust fan. If there are leaks in your home, have them fixed as soon as possible.
Smoking is not only bad for one’s health, but it damages the indoor environment. In fact, smoking is one of the top causes of poor indoor air quality. It is estimated that cigarettes have over 4,000 chemicals in them that can be released into the air. This is why you should make your home a no-smoking zone.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Dirty air ducts cause dust, pollen, dander and chemicals to be released into the air. Some homes have over 40 pounds of dust in their air ducts. Cleaning your air ducts not only helps improve air quality, but can save money on your energy bill.
Dial One Duct Cleaning offers duct cleaning services. Let us help you. Call 416-896-4799.