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5 Pollutants In Your Home & How To Remove Them

Not all pollutants are commonly detected by homeowners when just looking around the house. The shocking truth is the air inside your home can be between 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Keep your family safe & make your health a priority by actively acknowledging pollutants in your home and removing them with these helpful pointers.

Dust

Dust

You don’t have to be an avid duster to know that dust will coat the surfaces and walls in your home, creating one of the underlying causes of allergies. Put your family’s health first by efficiently dusting furniture and shelves from top to bottom, wiping down countertops and electronics often. Eliminate the amount of dust in your home by washing linens & curtains, vacuuming floors, and even your mattress frequently.

Dirt

Dirt

As the front door opens and closes all day long, one thing becomes more evident in your home: dirt. As you and your guests come and go, dirt gets tracked through your home, adding to the pollutants residing in your space. Consistent vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping of tile, wood, and carpet areas is the easiest way to diminish the amount of dirt on your floor. Consider keeping a shoe rack at the entrance of your home to avoid a mess being tracked across your floor.

Pet Dander

Pet Dander

You don’t have to be an avid duster to know that dust will coat the surfaces and walls in your home, creating one of the underlying causes of allergies. Put your family’s health first by efficiently dusting furniture and shelves from top to bottom, wiping down countertops and electronics often. Eliminate the amount of dust in your home by washing linens & curtains, vacuuming floors, and even your mattress frequently.

Bacteria

Bacteria

Between wet surfaces and food prep stations, the kitchen can easily grow bacteria and become airborne pollutants. The common kitchen sponge is a bacteria magnet but nuking it in an inch of water in a microwave for a minute can kill the bacteria lingering. Use three tablespoons of bleach in a diluted water concoction to wipe down and eliminate bacteria on your surfaces.

Mold

Mold

Since the bathroom is a naturally damp and moist environment, mold loves to find its new home right within your shower or sink. Prevent breathing in this unwanted house guest by regularly spraying vinegar on surfaces. Let it air dry to kill mold spores and eliminate mold growth. Remember to turn on your exhaust fan while showering to provide proper ventilation in your bathroom.

It’s scary to think that some would rather avoid than take charge and remove the unwanted pollutants in their home. If you’re ready to take your Indoor Air Quality to the next level to keep your family healthy, contact our Cool Today team. We have the IAQ knowledge and equipment to dive deeper to improve your home’s air. Contact our team by calling us today at (833) 230-3877.

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