Whether we like it or not, we’re spending a lot more time at home than usual. So, it’s more important than ever for our homes to be well-maintained and safe for ourselves and our family. One major (often overlooked) looked issue in homes is air quality. Poor air quality in your home can lead to health problems like headaches, coughs, and itchy or watery eyes. Here are 3 tips to keep your family safe and healthy during these uncertain times by making sure the air quality in your home is up to par:
- Keep it clean
Frequently cleaning your home reduces the amount of animal dander, dust, and reduces the chance of mold growth. It’s especially important to clean rugs and carpets, as they tend to trap and hold dust particles in their fibers. To keep the air in your home top-notch, be sure to vacuum your carpets at least once a week. Aside from vacuuming, keeping your home tidy can be equally as important, as clutter also tends to breed lots of dust.
- Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate!
Keeping humidity out of your home is crucial to prevent mold growth and for your own health. Protect the air in your home by utilizing vents in your kitchen and bathroom, and consider putting a dehumidifier in moisture-heavy areas of your home like the basement. Even in colder months, it’s also important to open your windows once in a while to keep fresh air circulating through your home. Keeping moisture out will keep high-quality air in!
- Invest in an air cleaner
Air cleaners effectively collect pollutants from the air inside your home and filter it out to produce cleaner air. There are a number of different air cleaners you can choose, from table-top ones to whole-house solutions. Regardless of size, be sure to choose one that is both highly efficient in collecting particles and has a high-air circulation rate. Also, it’s important to note that while houseplants are often thought of as air purifiers, there is no evidence proving that it eliminates significant qualities of air pollutants!
If you need help with heavy cleaning to keep the air in your home clean, give us a call. We offer deep cleaning services and will ensure your home stays feeling like paradise during this time.
You can learn more about improving your indoor air quality from the EPA, here.