If you think the air pollution is only outside the house, think again. The air inside your home may be more polluted than what’s circulating outside.
According to studies, indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Lead from house dust, fire-retardants, formaldehyde, styrene, and volatile chemicals used in conventional home cleaners can all contaminate the air inside the home.
Indoor air pollution can threaten the health— and the lives – of your family. If you want to protect them, you need to make a conscious effort of improving the quality of air in your home.
Clean Your Home Regularly
Clean your home regularly to reduce allergens and irritants. Dust furniture with a damp cloth rather than a feather duster and do not forget to clean hard-to-reach areas, such as the top of the fridge and ceiling fans. Use non-toxic, unscented, and non-aerosol cleaning products to avoid potentially harmful vapours and use a vacuum cleaner with a filter for best results.
Check Your Ductwork
The air in your home circulates through the air ducts of your heating and cooling system around 6-7 times a day, carrying dust, dirt, and harmful pollutants. Filthy ducts, including those in the kitchen, are usually the leading cause of poor indoor air quality. If you want to purify the air inside your home, make ductwork cleaning an important part of your home upkeep routine.
Ventilation and kitchen extract duct cleaning services not only improves indoor air quality, but increases the efficiency of your systems, lowering your monthly electricity bills.
Make Your Home a No-Smoking Zone
Cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 harmful chemicals. Studies show that second hand smoke increases a child’s risk of developing cancer, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome, and ear and respiratory infections. Older adults are also at higher risk of developing respiratory problems from cigarette smoke exposure. This is why it is important that no one smokes inside your home.
Do not compromise the safety of your family. Work with air hygiene specialists and improve the quality of air inside your home.