The air in your home is not as clean as you would like to believe. Toxins enter your home and your air from the outdoors as well as from the products you use in your house and from several other sources.
Over time, your home’s air becomes full of toxins, dust, allergens and odors. These particles in the air can lead to headaches and respiratory issues or produce allergy symptoms for anyone in your home that suffers from hay fever or seasonal allergies.
You can improve the air quality of your home with these tips:
#1. Routine Cleaning
If you clean your home on a routine basis it will help reduce the contaminants in the air in your home. This means you should vacuum your carpet, wash down counters and tabletops and dust other surfaces in your home multiple times every week.
Better air circulation and ventilation will help with your home’s air quality too. During warmer months, run the air conditioner as well as ceiling fans and floor fans in your home. From time to time it is OK to open your doors and windows too if you have a screen in place.
#3. HEPA Air Filter
You should install a good air filter in the vents in your home. We recommend a HEPA air filter to trap allergens and other contaminants. Once the allergens are trapped in the filter there is no longer the risk of breathing them in.
#4. Remove Your Shoes
The bottom of shoes is one of the main sources of contaminants and toxins that enter a home. Shoe bottoms collect toxins from asphalt and concrete as well as pet feces and other dirt and debris. You have no idea what your shoe bottoms collect during trips to the mall or grocery store or public restrooms. If you remove your shoes before you enter your home you will prevent a large number of contaminants and toxins from entering the air in your home.
#5. Carpet Cleaning
Professional carpet cleaning from Absolutely Chem-Dry is able to remove over 98% of common allergens from carpet. The Natural® and Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) combine to eliminate dust, dust mites, pet dander and other allergens from the air and the carpet in your home.