Clean Air Saves Lives: Assessing the Air in Your Home

We shelter our most precious things in our homes. Besides just our “things”, we shelter our families. We shelter our animals. It’s important to make sure the air you and your family breathes is clean and free of toxins and excess allergens. Let’s explore a few easy ways to improve and monitor the air quality in your home.

Indoor Air

HEPA Air Purifiers

Most portable air purifiers come equipped with HEPA air filters. These filters help with dust mites, pollen, pet dander, tobacco smoke, and a long list of other irritants to our breathing passages. The machine itself is not really that expensive. You can find a nice, functional portable air purifier for under fifty dollars.

Frequent Sweeping & Vacuuming

Frequent sweeping and vacuuming will also help to combat pet dander and dust mites. Make sure to sweep thoroughly. Allowing dander to build up at baseboards and table bottoms can cause irritation for you and your pet’s allergies. Along with the health benefits, this will combat those mysterious pieces that stick to your feet when you are barefoot in the house.

Keep Proper Monitoring Devices

Make sure to keep the proper monitoring devices in your home. Fire alarms and smoke detectors need battery maintenance from time to time, and if you use natural gas in your home, you should make sure to have a carbon monoxide detector plugged into a wall.

Maintain Clean Ventilation

Keep your home’s ventilation system cleaned and cleared of any buildup. Hire the professionals to do this at least once a year to maintain the highest quality of flow. Most importantly, make sure there is proper ventilation in your kitchen. In the rare event that someone may burn something on the stove, an adequate ventilation system can spare your family a night of coughing and hacking.

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