Maintaining Your Home’s Air Quality

Maintaining Your Home’s Air Quality

Allergy season is STILL HERE. Thankfully, we’re here to help you keep maintain your home’s air quality with these 4 easy steps!

Hit the Floor

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Keeping your floor clean is the number one way to reduce allergens in your home. Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping are essential for avoiding inhaling irritants that may be tracked into your home. Try a weekly cleaning routine and an outdoor mat to stop that dust dead in it’s tracks! (Get it, shoe tracks)

Ain’t the Heat – It’s the Humidity

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Your hair and your lungs will thank you for maintaining the humidity inside your home.  Did you know allergens and bacteria love moisture? Keeping your home at a 30% – 50% humidity will help reduce the presence of these irritants. Use your air conditioner in the summer to reduce airborne pollen and a dehumidifier when it’s too chilly for AC.

If You Must Smoke, Take Your Butt Outside

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“Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.” (http://www.cdc.gov) We don’t really need to explain this one, don’t smoke inside.

Do you have gas?

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Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. Unlike the gas you might have, it can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. Possible entry points are anywhere your home touches the soul and there is an opening (foundation cracks, floor drains, dirt floors, etc.). When you are exposed to high levels of radon, it increases your chances of lung cancer. Try purchasing your very own test-it-yourself radon kit or find a professional in your area!

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If you think your air quality is still not up to par, call Afterglow for a service checkup!