Is Air Pollution Effecting Your Health?
Indoor air quality in your home can be a major issue. You can have allergies or just not feel well because of the quality of your air. There are quite a few ways to address this issue, and the first is to have your home inspected for allergens, molds, bacteria, and even low levels of carbon monoxide and Radon.
The poor indoor air quality in your home or office may not even be noticeable. You may think the air is just fine, but feel a bit unwell. Or write off it off as an allergy and take an antihistamine when you should be addressing the underlying issue.
Once Healthy Air can conduct a proper screening and find the root problem areas, there are things you can do to maintain quality air in your home:
- Make sure you have a good vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Keep it clean or changed if needed. Vacuum at least twice a week, more often if you have pets or a lot of dirt being tracked in
- All furnace ductwork and filters need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Furnace filters need to be changed every 30 days, according to most furnace manufacturers
- Keep an eye out for any suspicious spots on your walls or ceilings, as it may be mold
- Consider purchasing an air purifier. More elaborate models can connect to your heating system, but there are also free-standing models that can be used for one room or large enough for a whole floor or house
- Be sure to keep your carpet clean and shampooed. A lot of dust, hair and other pollutants can be deep in the carpet’s pile, often too deep for a vacuum to get it all. If your carpet is old, you may want to consider replacing it if you can
- Make sure to keep your pets clean, brushed and free of fleas. Pets carry a lot of dander and need to be kept brushed