Make sure your family is breathing clean air in your home so that allergies and respiratory diseases won’t occur. Generally, you can do this by maintaining good indoor air quality — which takes into account ventilation, indoor humidity levels, carpeting and other elements inside your home.
Here are four easy steps to take that will help improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Pay attention to your gas appliances. You need good ventilation in your kitchen so that humidity and odors won’t linger inside your home for an extended period. Use extractor hoods or cook beside a window so that smoke and other contaminants in the air can be vented out. Additionally, remember to have your gas appliances regularly inspected by experts to reduce hazardous emissions.
Regularly open your windows. If you recently cleaned your space, make sure to open your windows so that evaporated cleaning chemicals, dirt and debris can be eliminated from your indoor air. Doing this allows stale indoor air to be removed from your home and fresh outdoor air to enter your space.
Use proper bathroom ventilation. Bathrooms are often damp throughout the day. If they’re windowless and dark, they can become breeding grounds for mold and fungi. Furthermore, standing water will cause white or brown sludge buildup due to soap residue. Good bathroom ventilation ensures low humidity and helps surfaces dry off quickly.
Reduce home carpeting. Carpet can make a statement or be an essential part of your interior design. However, since it’s prone to accumulating dirt and dust, it can affect your indoor air quality and increase airborne pollutants. You might want to consider reducing the amount of carpeting in your home so that you can more easily maintain good indoor air quality and avoid the hassle of frequent carpet cleaning.
Improve your indoor air quality today by hiring qualified technicians from Thomas J. Fannon & Sons. Call us at (703) 549-5700 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.