Improve the Indoor Air Quality to Keep Your Home Environment Healthy and Fresh
If the air in your home is feeling muggy or stale, you’ve been experiencing allergies, or you’ve discovered mold growth, the culprit is likely poor air quality. Good air quality is essential to preventing mold growth, keeping allergy inducing spores out of the air, and keeping your home smelling and feeling fresh. At CLEAR Restoration, we want to help inform you of the best ways to keep your indoor air quality high, so that you can keep your home fresh, healthy, and mold-free.
The Dangers of Poor Air Quality
Louisiana’s climate makes it particularly susceptible to extreme humidity and pollen, which can infest your home easily. Add dust and pet dander to the equation, and you have quite the conundrum. These things decrease the of quality of your air significantly and have the potential to cause a wide array of other problems.
Poor air quality can cause the following health issues:
- Eye irritation
- Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose
- Respiratory problems, such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness
- Throat irritation
- Sneezing / Sneezing fits
- Cardiovascular issues
Quality air, on the other hand, is clean and unhindered by pollen, other irritants, and excessive moisture. To create a comfortable living space, your goal should be to improve your air quality as much as possible.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality by Keeping Your Home Dry
The first step in improving your indoor air quality is keeping your home dry. Heavy, humid air traps unwanted spores and toxins in the air. Damp places are also the perfect breeding ground for mold which will heavily impact your air quality. You don’t have to have a puddle or even a drop of water for mold to form, just a very humid environment.
To keep your home dry, ventilate places with high moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Make sure to also seal off any potential entryways for moisture, such as a leaky roof, broken window, or cracked pipe.
You can also invest in a dehumidifier to pull the excess water out of the air. You’ll be amazed at how much water a dehumidifier can collect in just one day.
Keep Your Home Clean to Prevent Dust, Pet Dander, and Cockroaches from Harming Your Air Quality
Lack of cleanliness is also a major contributor to poor air quality. Dust, pet dander, and pests, such as cockroaches or rodents, can all affect your air quality. Clean and dust your home regularly to prevent these things from negatively affecting your air quality.
Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned for Proper Circulation
Proper air circulation is key to maintaining good air quality. While pollutants, toxins, and harmful spores can be significantly decreased by keeping your home dry and clean, you also need to make sure you have clean air ducts. Air ducts circulate air throughout your home so keeping them clean is necessary to keep pollutants from spreading in your home each time the air turns on.
Dirty air ducts can blast particles of dust, pollen, or other debris throughout your home. If your air ducts have mold growing inside them, they can spray spores throughout the building. This causes poor air quality and adverse health reactions. Air ducts can also get clogged with dust and debris over time, resulting in poor air circulation. The solution to this problem is to get your air ducts cleaned by a knowledgeable air duct cleaning company.
At CLEAR Restoration, our experienced team uses specialized, industry-grade equipment to safely remove mold, dirt, dust, and other particles from your air ducts. This thorough and efficient service gives you a much healthier living environment and better air quality.
If you’re in need of an expert air duct cleaning company to rid your ventilation system of harmful pollutants and mold spores, call CLEAR Restoration. We’ll clean your air ducts fully to give you the best air quality possible, so you can improve your family’s health and keep your home feeling fresh.