Indoor air pollution is a serious threat in your home if you’re not persistent and thorough with cleaning and having proper ventilation in place. Contaminants in the air won’t just damage your belongings, but can also cause serious harm to your family members and their health.
Here are some tips on maintaining quality air in your home.
Kick Smokers Out
Advise smokers to light up a far distance from your property. The threats of second hand smoke are well-known. But even smokers who use an open window, patio or garage area can be harming the air in your home. Remnants circulating through the HVAC system and carried around in the form of dust or attached to your pet’s coat can be put into the air and cause what’s known as third hand smoke and it is hazardous.
Remove Harmful Chemicals
If you think you’re doing a good job of keeping your house clean and well maintained by using harsh chemicals, degreasers and updating the paint on your walls frequently, think again. These products are emitting gases called “volatile organic compounds” (VOCs) and causing your home’s indoor air quality to diminish. Sings of over exposure even if just in small amounts over a long period of time can be dangerous. Headaches, nausea and dizziness can occur as well as kidney damage and cancer.
Schedule an HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning
In addition to removing harmful products from your home, you should open the windows frequently if you live in an area not threatened by outdoor air pollution to let in fresh air as well as schedule a regular HVAC and air duct cleaning.
Contact Preferred HD for cleaning services that help create a clean heating and cooling system in your home so you can breathe comfortably knowing your family isn’t taking in dust and allergen buildup from your ducts.