Indoor air quality in your home or business is important to your health. Poor indoor air quality can directly affect how you feel on a daily basis. In fact, if you have poor indoor air quality, it can cause you to feel like you have a constant cold that just will not go away. Not fun! If you have cold like symptoms when you are in your home, but they go away when you leave the house, you may have poor indoor air quality. Take a look at these tips to help you get started in breathing easier. And of course, if you have had cold symptoms for an extended period of time, be sure to consult with a licensed medical professional for advice.
1. Keep it clean: A clean home is a the biggest step you can take in improving your indoor air quality–especially if you have pets or during high pollen seasons. Start dusting from the top down and don’t forget to wear a mask. If you have a build up of cobwebs on the walls, sweep those down. Don’t forget to dust the tops of your bookshelves and picture frames. Vacuum furniture and floors. If available, use a carpet cleaner on your furniture and floors as well. You will be amazed at how much a difference these steps can make.
2. Use mats: Keep mats at your entryways to allow people to wipe their feet before entering the home. The bottoms of our shoes carry in all kinds of allergens, bacteria and other things that can affect the air quality in our home. If you are particularly sensitive, it may be a good idea to have people remove their shoes at the door.
3. Change your filters: The filters in your heating and air equipment are there to help trap allergens, dirt, dust and other debris from entering your home. If they get clogged or dirty, they will not be able to do their job properly and the air in your home will be affected. Plus, dirty filters can cause your equipment to break down.
4. Air purifier: If you are having problems with your indoor air quality, invest in a good air purifier. You may need more than one if you have a large home. Keep one in the rooms where you spend the most time, like your bedroom and living room. You can also do some research on which indoor plants are best for purifying the air.
5. Check for hazards: Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause serious health problems. You can have your home tested to make sure you are not being exposed. Be sure you do not have other dangers such as mold and mildew hiding out in your home as well. Not only will these things make you feel sick, they can cause long-term harm to your heath.
We hope these tips will be helpful to you and your family. If you would like any more information about Pilgrim Mat Services and the products/services we offer, please feel free to give us a call at 800-939-2523 or contact us online.