In our last article, we looked at the potential causes of air pollutants in our home. In this article, we will look at ways to reduce and treat these pollutants. Here are a few suggestions:
- When using cleaning chemicals in the home, try to avoid using aerosols and opt for nontoxic cleaners, also make sure you read the instructions on the bottle to make sure you use them in the appropriate way.
- If you have pets in your home, make sure to vacuum and clean regularly, especially in areas where your pets sleep etc. Bathe and groom your pets on a regular basis.
- Certain types of new furniture and soft furnishings contain formaldehyde and can release formaldehyde gas, try to ventilate the area. Hang your curtains and soft furnishings in a well ventilated space at first to air them out.
- If you’re a smoker, try and smoke outside as the smoke from tobacco contains harmful chemicals.
- Areas that can be prone to mold and damp should be inspected regularly. Your home inspector can help you with this.
- Certain indoor plants can also be very useful in absorbing pollutants.
As you can see, there are many things we can do to improve the air quality in our home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the quality of air in your home.