As a homeowner or renter, you likely have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as safety measures–but one issue that many people don’t consider is the air quality in their homes.
In fact, indoor air is often two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, yet we spend the overwhelming majority of our time indoors: approximately 90%, as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, heating and air conditioning have become essential in American homes, further contributing to dangerously unhealthy poor indoor air quality in your home. Protect yourself and others who live in your home by following these tips:
- Don’t smoke indoors. This is fairly obvious, as tobacco smoke contains a high concentration thousands of toxic pollutants. Smoking indoors is a health hazard not just for you, but for any other people or pets living in your home. The smoke can also pervade and stain the furniture and even the walls, making the smell of tobacco a permanent aspect of your home.
- Ventilate your home thoroughly when weather permits. Fresh air in the home is essential for good air quality, so open windows and doors when possible to allow the fresh air inside. Take any outdoor allergies you or anyone else in the home has into account, of course.
- Keep plenty of plants in the home. Not only do plants look great, but they help purify the air as well. If you’re not particularly green-thumbed, there are plenty of low-maintenance plants that clean the air. Aloe vera is a great example of an air-purifying plant that is simple to care for. A plant or two for each room can make a distinct difference in the air quality, so get as many as you’d like!
- Keep your rugs and carpets clean. This is an incredibly important aspect of improving the air quality in your home. After all, rugs and carpets can trap dust, pollen, pet dander, cockroach allergens, particle pollution, lead, mold spores, pesticides, dirt, and other pollutants indefinitely, which can then be released into the air whenever someone steps on the carpet fibers. In order to prevent this from happening, it is imperative to vacuum your carpets frequently, and to get your rugs and carpets professionally and thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
Professional Carpet Cleaning for Improved Air Quality
Let the professionals at Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning do the dirty work for you–we can deep-clean your rugs and carpets quickly and thoroughly. Feel free to call us at (360) 606-2707. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.