According to the statistics of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home could be up to five times more polluted and toxic than the air outside. That’s a staggering rise in percentage, when you consider all the toxins in the air outside. You can have cleaner air inside your home with these simple tips, allowing you and your family to breathe easier.
Air conditioners, dehumidifiers and refrigerators all have drip trays or water trays. These trays are prime breeding grounds for mold and bacteria. Regularly clean these water trays and other household appliance trays that catch moisture.
The crawl spaces in your attic and under your house should be well ventilated to prevent moisture buildup that causes the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. If mold is growing in a moist attic, it will find it’s way into the air you breathe inside your home and cause a variety of respiratory illnesses.
When weather permits, open the windows of your home and let fresh air come in. Remember the air outside is less polluted than the air inside your home, and open windows will also permit air flow that will remove stale air from inside your home.
When you clean, use only one cleaning product. Using more than one cleaning product inside your home has the potential for creating toxic fumes. Toxic fumes that you and your family will be breathing.
Your home could be making you sick. Following these simple tips will help you have cleaner air inside your home and allow you to breathe easier.