Did you know the average person spends almost 90 percent of their time
indoors? With at least one-third of your day spent inside of your home,
shouldn't the quality of your home's air be paid more attention
to? If you're looking to help improve your home's indoor air quality,
be sure to eliminate these five things from your home.
Pet Dander – For those with household pets like dogs, cats, hamsters, and even birds,
your furry little friends are leaving behind their dander. Pet dander
is an accumulation of dead skin, saliva, feces, etc. and can lower the
indoor air quality while also triggering allergic reactions in people.
Smoke – Almost every person knows that you shouldn't smoke inside of your
home. However a lot of people will ignore this obvious rule which will
subject others to secondhand smoke and your home to thirdhand smoke. Thirdhand
smoke is how the smoke can affect items in your home like wallpaper, furniture,
VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds are extremely bad to breathe in and are unfortunately
present in many household items. Certain paints, cleaners, aerosol sprays,
and candles will emit these air quality killers. Instead of purchasing
store brands, opt for natural remedies and solutions.
Mold – If your home has a leak, the humidity level is too high, or you refuse
to use the exhaust fan while taking a shower, mold can begin to grow within
48 hours. The moment mold begins to grow in you home it can be easily
spread if it's disturbed and will severely cripple your home's
indoor air quality. Exposure to high levels of mold on a daily basis can
make you sick and even lead to the development of chronic respiratory
Dust – No matter what you do, dust will be present in your home. However, by
dusting your home with an electromagnetic cloth followed by vacuuming,
you can remove a significant amount of dust. It is also recommended that
your air ducts are cleared of any dust and possible mold every year or
two depending on your lifestyle.
Home is where we sleep and spend a majority of our quality time with family
and friends, so it's important to make sure your indoor air quality
is as high as it can be. When you need your air ducts cleaned by professionals,
contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical. To learn
more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.