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Are Your Cleaning Habits Hurting Your Indoor Air Quality?

Whether you love it or you hate it, cleaning your home is a necessary chore to add to your to-do list. While we’re sure you do your best to ensure that everything is spick and span, not every way you clean or everything you clean with is good for your home. In fact, some of your cleaning habits could actually be hurting your indoor air quality. Here’s how:

Your Cleaning Products

You may love the lavender-scented, deep cleaning spray you buy at the grocery store, but have you ever checked the ingredients on those products? Most store-bought cleaning products are chock-full of chemicals that can have a negative effect on both your indoor air quality and your health.

Rather than clean your home with chemicals, purchase “green” cleaning products that use natural ingredients, or make your own at home using a few things found in your pantry.

Your Cleaning Tools

Feather dusters hold a certain novelty, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good cleaning tool. These tools don’t actually trap dust — they just move it around and push it off furniture and into your air.

Aim to use microfiber cloths and other cleaning tools that actually trap dust and other particles and completely remove them from your home.

Your Fragrance Products

After you’re all done cleaning, you may want to spray the room with your favorite air freshening fragrance, but think twice about which product you use. Store-bought air fresheners contain¬†tons of chemicals in them, so they actually hurt your indoor air quality rather than help it.

Use essential oil to make your home smell nice, instead. They make your home smell amazing without all the gross chemicals.

If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, give the experts at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical a call. We can inspect your home and offer a number of solutions to keep your indoor air quality in top shape!