Ways To Clean And Sanitize Your Indoor Air
Most people spend the majority of their life inside either their home or office. The indoor air quality is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.
There are pollutants in the air that come from pets, carpeting, humidifiers and furnishings.
Indoor air quality has the potential to affect your health. It is important that you find unique ways to clean and sanitize the indoor air found inside your home. Some people are sensitive to pollutants that trigger asthma or allergic reactions.
The Air inside Your Home
Allergens are chemicals or protein molecules that are associated with bacteria, yeast, pet dander, mold spores and dust mites.
The source of these allergens are not always easy to identify. Allergies produce redness and itching that may cause hives.
Hay fever often causes congestion, runny nose, and itching and burning eyes. The dust inside your home provides shelter and nutrition to a variety of microscopic lives.
House dust is made up from many human skin scales. Other particles present inside the dust include pet dander, feather fibers from bedding and carpet fibers.
Reduce Indoor Pollutants
Homes with leather furniture and wood floors will contain fewer contaminants in the air. Carpets, upholstered furniture and window treatments offer a variety of contaminants that float in the air you breathe.
Dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergy symptoms. It is important that you identify the pollutants inside your home to reduce indoor air pollution. If someone in your family is prone to allergies, then consider purchasing new or used leather furniture.
Basements and Attics
Unfinished basements may contain severe mold and mildew that could enter the interior part of your home. Basements are susceptible to mold and mildew due to the amount of moisture in the air.
Attics are often a source of contaminants if they are not cleaned properly. Check your basement and attic for signs of mild, mildew or insect infestations.
Clean and Sanitize Indoor Air
Dusting and vacuuming goes a long way in reducing the amount of allergens found inside your home. Clean your home with cleaner that includes a sanitizer for the best results. A regular cleaning program will go a long way in reducing indoor pollutants.
Start the habit of having everyone in the home remove their shoes when they walk through the door. Outdoor contaminates are easily transmitted onto the bottom of your shoes. Vacuum carpeting with a HEPA filter to ensure you remove most contaminants.
Find out more ways to clean your Seattle home indoor air. Just call Gene Johnson Plumbing & Heating at 206.792.7495 today, and breathe in the fresh air.