We often think of the air outside the home as packed with pollution, smog, dirt, and more – unless you live in the countryside, of course! But for most people who live in the city, the air outside can feel like it’s not good for your health.
Therefore, it can come as a surprise to hear that the air inside your home can be worse for you and your family.
There are many causes of low-quality indoor air, and often they have a simple fix that can help you to take care of your respiratory functions.
Since many people spend up to 90% of their day indoors, the air quality in the home needs to be a priority to take care of.
Here are some ways that you can make drastic improvements to the air quality in your home.
We might not think that the small amount of mold in the bathroom or in the kitchen is a big deal – but each time there is steam, and in general, those tiny mold spores make their way around the home.
Also, mold is often an indicator of other issues like lack of ventilation or potential leaks.
Many keep their windows closed both day and night, and the impact of that is that there is no airflow in the home. Without airflow, toxins build up quickly, and it can increase the humidity.
A humid environment is ideal for bacteria, and dust mites need to thrive; without a good airflow, there is an increased chance that you will notice tickly throats and allergies.
Since we can’t see pollen and dust particles, it can often be challenging to make sure they are cleaned. And even with a good amount of cleaning each day, there will still be pollen, dust, and microscopic other things in the air.
Air purifiers are becoming more budget-friendly and powerful; they work by sucking in air, removing up to 100% of particles, and then putting clean air back into the room.
If you have hay fever, the months between May and July can be tough with pollen. To ease the discomfort, find an air purifier that can help alleviate the issues.
We are often told that the more chemicals we use to clean the home, the better, although that mindset has changed in the last few years. Many of the most used cleaning chemicals are toxic to us and any pets that live in the home.
They also leech into the surrounding area and hurt wildlife too. Checking through your cleaning chemicals and swapping them for eco-friendly cleaning products with natural ingredients is a good idea.
Air fresheners can help to hide smells in the home, but ultimately, they are putting more chemicals into the air – try to avoid them where possible and use more natural alternatives.
When it comes to that big spring clean, which can help remove a lot of dirt and other stuff, here are some tips to help: 4 Top Tips For A Deep Cleaning For Spring.