With all the talk of pollution in the air, it’s easy to think being indoors is safer than being outdoors. However, indoor air is usually two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
An average 6-room house can accumulate 40 pounds of dust each yer, while about 30 percent of new home and offices have such poor air quality that it can negatively affect your health.
Without realizing it, you could be breathing carbon monoxide, radon, tobacco smoke, pesticides, and formaldehyde.
Rest easy, as there are many simple solutions you can tackle to get your indoor air much cleaner.
Start by having your indoor air tested by a professional. This will let you know what areas of your home, or even your office, are most affected and where you should apply some solutions.
Some quick solutions to improving your indoor air quality include:
- Open the windows and doors when possible
- Use eco-friendly cleaners in the home
- Vaccuum and clean the carpets and rugs regularly
- Change your air filter to a HEPA and change it often
- Use low or no-Voc paint
- Remove and prevent mold in the home
- Clean dryer vents
- Have air ducts cleaned
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Home is Where the Health Is is written & published by Thompson Plumbing Heating & Cooling