Many industries are bringing more awareness to the indoor air quality of your home. The primary solution is ensuring your air ducts are routinely cleaned by a professional every few years. Though this is highly effective, there are many things you do in your day-to-day life that contributes to the poor air quality you can avoid. With this in mind, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to list common household products in your home that you use that can negatively impacts the indoor air quality in your home.
Things that Pollute the Air Indoors
1) Candles. Candles have ultra-fine particles that contribute to exposure of indoor particulate matter, associated with lung inflammation, though they may smell good and create a nice ambiance. Consider choosing ones made from beeswax if you love candles and prefer their use.
2) Aerosol Sprays. In addition to some products that are used inside your home causing damage your indoor air, it can also add to outdoor pollution. Aerosols is one these products. Decrease pollution by avoiding using them whenever possible since aerosol sprays are full of VOCs.
3) Cleaning Products. When it has just been cleaned, you may love the smell of your home. Unfortunately, many cleaning supplies are loaded with VOCs, as mentioned. Clean your home with unscented products, or better still, with natural products such as water, vinegar, and baking soda instead of using cleaning products. These natural products work will reduce you and your family’s exposure to harmful VOCs, and you may be surprised to find how well these natural products work.
4) Paint. It may be problematic for you to store your nearly empty paint cans. These cans can give off gases and have an impact on you and your family’s breathing if they are in your home or garage.
For less air pollution, select low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints.
5) Dry Cleaning. Found to release into the air from dry-cleaned clothing is a residue of a carcinogenic VOC called perchloroethylene. Before automatically sending them for dry-cleaning, check your clothing labels. You may have the option of handwashing, if you do consider opting for the healthier DIY method to keep your indoor air healthy.
6) Air Fresheners. Many people do not realize that air fresheners can emit over 100 different chemicals. Asthma attacks, breathing issues, and migraines can all be triggered from this cocktail of chemicals. Open a window if the weather permits, turn on a fan to circulate the fresh air, or invest advanced air duct products to ensure you keep your home smelling clean and fresh.
7) Chimneys and Indoor Fireplaces. Many people love curling up in front of a roaring fire on a chilly winter’s evening. A beautiful feature in many homes are open fireplaces and log burners. Unfortunately, open fireplaces are also a source of indoor pollution. A mixture of gasses and fine particles is smoke. When these fine particles linger in the air, it affects the quality of the air you breathe. A risk to your indoor air quality includes any smoke-producing fire, however wood burners cause less pollution than open fires. By burning only untreated firewood as well as cleaning and maintaining your chimney and fireplace components, you can reduce the impact.
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When comes time to have your air ducts cleaned, or if you are interested in our effective products that improve the indoor air of your Las Vegas Valley home, call in the experts of Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning and let us help you.