It is springtime! Have you swept, scoured, scrubbed and sponged your home to reach its state of perfection?
Ideally, spring cleaning improves our indoor air quality. But, did you know that the products we spray and spritz inside the house are air pollutants? They are culprits that can compromise our health and well-being. Achieving a spotless and quality indoor air is not by cleaning alone.
If you want to breathe in fresh and clean air at home, here are wise suggestions that can help you make it until the end of warm months.
- Suck all dirt! Buy a HEPA Vacuum Filter
Do you have a trusty vacuum filter? HEPA vacuum filter can be worth your investment for quality spring cleaning. This tool can efficiently eliminate clusters of dirt and dust. HEPA vacuum filters also do a great job in recirculating tiny particles such as pollen, dust mite feces and more. It removes almost 100% of indoor allergens but a bit expensive though.
- Neutral smell? Go for fragrance-free spring-cleaning products
Smelling an “apple-pie” fragrance at home is invigorating and relaxing. But, these heaven-like scents that assure you of a clean environment are actually a mess in composition. Studies show that scented cleaning products are composed of over 3,000 petroleum-based compounds. These chemicals can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and worse, can cause respiratory illnesses.
Instead of using scented products, go for unscented or eco-friendly scented spring-cleaners. Always check the packaging of the product to see what it is made of.
- New air filter? Replace air filters at home
One way of keeping your home tidy this spring is changing your air filters regularly. An HVAC system with a clean air filter reduces the risk of dust and dirt build up. Hence, you need to inspect your filters at least once a month and replace them if necessary.
- Air duct cleaning? Ask professionals to clean your ducts
For a clean and healthy indoor air throughout the year, your air ducts should be cleaned regularly. A clean air duct means free from dust, pollen, debris and all sorts of dirt. Once neglected, the dirt will continue to circulate indoor which brings risk to your health. Have your air ducts cleaned and maintained only by a trusted HVAC company.
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