Indoor air quality is an index that lets you determine the level of pollution inside your home. It is a well-known fact that indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. Since, almost 90% of our time is spent indoors it is important to put safeguards in place against indoor air pollution.
Here, we are sharing some simple
Tips to help Clean Your Home and Office Environment and Breathe in Clean Air.
Don’t smoke indoors
If you are used to smoking indoors, don’t. Cigarettes produce heavy smoke and odours which linger in an ambient space long after release. Inhaling the second hand smoke is also harmful for children, seniors and other residents in your house.
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Check paints for VOC level
Paints and primers release trace amount of volatile organic compounds which can be harmful if inhaled for long durations. So, check the paints used in your house for VOC levels and go for low-VOC paints when remodelling your home.
Use an indoor air purifier
An office or Home air purifiers with HEPA and Activated Carbon filters not only cleans the ambient dust particles, hair and dander, but also provides protection from harmful gases and VOCs that prevail indoors. An air purifier with a quality HEPA filter can remove fine dust particles as small as PM2.5. And, the Activated Carbon filter removes foul odours and gaseous elements such as Formaldehyde from the ambient space.
Fix leakages and structural damage
Water leaks can stain the walls and also increase the humidity inside your home. This in turn may increase the chances of developing mould and mildew. A regular maintenance check can help you avoid the problems caused by moisture.
Humidify your home
While you should keep a check on humidity caused by moisture from leaks and damages, not all humidity is bad. During the summers the ambient environment can become excessively dry and trigger a health condition. Use a humidifier or fill up a bowl of water and keep it in a corner to increase the indoor humidity levels.
Ready to clean up your room air with these simple tricks? We hope these tips will help you breathe in cleaner fresher air. We are always trying to enable healthy living for communities and people with our smart home technologies.