Do you know how air pollution can affect your health?
Short-term exposure can result in respiratory infections and can make conditions such as asthma worse. Prolonged exposure, on the other hand, can lead to serious problems. These include COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, preterm delivery, and so on.
Now, it’s important to protect yourself not just from outdoor air pollutants but also indoor ones such as mold, pollen, harmful gases (e.g. carbon monoxide or radon), household chemicals, etc. That being said, here are some tried and tested tips for achieving improved air quality in your home.
1. Switch From Air Fresheners to Indoor Plants
One of the easiest ways to reduce air pollution in your home is to cut or reduce the use of aerosol sprays such as air fresheners and buy some indoor plants.
Remember, plants are natural air filters. They can pull contaminants out of the air while providing additional oxygen. Bonus: They can enhance the look of your home and some don’t even need a lot of light and maintenance.
2. Tackle Dust for Improved Air Quality
We talked about dust-busting 101 before, which details how you can get rid of dust in the air. To recap, this involves a number of tactics such as changing your air filters, investing in the right tools like a high-quality vacuum with a HEPA filter, etc.
You should also consider hiring a cleaning service to help you tackle dust that has built up over time. Keep in mind that in-depth cleaning using the right tools can help remove as much dust in your home as possible.
3. Look Into Alternative Air Purifiers
If you consider air purifiers a must for your home, try natural ones such as beeswax candles and salt lamps.
Unlike candles that contain paraffin, beeswax candles are almost smokeless. They also release negative ions as they burn, which is how many traditional air purifiers work.
Now, if you’re not a fan of candles, you can opt for salt lamps. Like beeswax candles, these lamps also emit negative ions to neutralize certain air pollutants that are positively charged.
4. Use Natural Cleaning Products
Cleaning will remove dust and other particles that lower indoor air quality, but you have to choose the right products.
If you can’t make your own cleaning products, check the eco-friendly options in your local grocery store or online. This way, you can steer clear of industrial cleaners that could leave harmful residues.
5. Rethink Your Home Improvement Projects
Whether you want to paint your walls a new color or buying a new furniture set, make sure you carefully consider your home improvement projects.
If you’re painting, choose either zero VOC or low VOC paints, and when you’re choosing new furniture pieces, opt for those produced without using toxic glues.
Say Yes to Cleaner Air in Your Home
Now that you know some of the best ways to achieve improved air quality in your home, do your best to follow all of them. It may seem like a lot of work, but having cleaner air in your home is worth it.
If you need help, don’t hesitate to call 414-559-4563. We offer all kinds of cleaning services including deep cleaning, move-in, and move-out cleaning services, spring cleaning, and so on.