By Anica Oaks
When you and your family are inside your home, it is important that the air you're breathing be as high-quality as possible. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case, which leads to you and others dealing with various kinds of allergies and other physical ailments. If you're experiencing poor air quality in your home, it can come from many different sources, including these common culprits:
Household Cleaning Supplies
Should you be using many different kinds of household cleaning supplies to keep your floors, counters, windows and other areas sparkling, you may in fact be contributing to your home's poor air quality. While cleaning supplies may do the job for which they're intended, the chemicals used in these supplies can accumulate in your home's air over time, leading to increasingly poor air quality.
If you have areas within your home that are prone to being damp or have experienced water damage in the past, mold may have started to grow in these areas. Since mold can grow rapidly behind walls, underneath floor coverings and on furniture, you may not be aware of just how much mold is in home.
Should you and your family be suffering from increased problems with allergies or other similar issues, you should call a mold remediation service. Since professionals have state-of-the-art training and equipment to detect and rid your home of mold, your problems can soon be solved.
If someone in your home smokes, be aware that just one cigarette contains hundreds of toxic substances which are emitted into the air through its smoke. While the best course of action would, of course, be to stop smoking, using an air purifier inside your home can make a significant difference in the level of your home's air quality.
In some parts of your home, the ventilation may be poor or almost non-existent. From a dark, damp basement to other rooms where air intakes and exhausts may be clogged with dust or dirt, poor ventilation can trap indoor pollutants inside your home, making an already bad situation much worse.
Whether solving your poor air quality problems within your home involves calling in mold remediation experts, using an air purifier or checking intakes/exhausts to make sure they're functioning as needed, taking these steps will keep your air quality excellent, as well as help you and your family feel much better!
Anica Oaks is a freelance writer who hails from San Francisco. When she's not writing, she's enjoying her time outside with her dogs. Oaks recommends calling 1-800 BusyDog Basement Technologies if you're looking to have your water pipes inspected in Massachusetts. Keep up with her on Twitter @anicaoaks.