We spend a lot of our time inside our homes. This has been especially true over the past few months. So there’s no question that its important to be surrounded with the healthiest possible air. Allergens, bacteria, mold, and more are all common indoor air contaminants, which can all lead to damaging health issues.
The good news is there are simple ways to improve indoor air quality to maintain a healthy home. Here are our three best tips:
1. Clean regularly
Use a HEPA filtered vacuum and clean your floors (either by vacuuming carpets, or sweeping and mopping solid flooring) at least twice a week. This helps to remove dirt and dust which can enter into the air.
Cleaning with non-chemical products is ideal to avoid adding pollutants in your home. Other simple cleaning techniques such as dusting surfaces with a microfiber cloth can also help.
2. Reduce unhealthy habits
Cigarette smoke is one of the worst things we can breathe in. The risks of smoking have been made clear in modern research, but continuous exposure to secondhand smoke can also lead to serious health problems such as asthma, lung cancer, and stroke.
Along with cigarette smoke, it is important to eliminate other common indoor toxins such as radon and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can be found in most fragrances. Consider healthier alternatives to common everyday items, like ditching candles and switching to essential oils or using natural soaps and cleaners rather than chemicals.
3. Install an air-purifying system
For the best, healthiest indoor air, you can install an air-purifying system or dehumidifier to reduce the risk of mold, mildew, dust, and other common allergens. There are several air purification systems available on the market today, each with their own unique benefits.
Indoor air quality experts in Fredericksburg
If you’re ready to breathe easier inside your home, contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. for an indoor air quality assessment. We can also recommend the ideal air purification system for your needs and budget. Schedule your appointment today at (540) 373-5876.