The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

The importance of indoor air quality

Homeowners don’t usually pay attention to indoor air quality. They may notice dust particles in the air but not be concerned about it, assuming it’s natural. According to research, the level of indoor pollutants exceeds the level of those outdoor. This is why it is imperative to keep an eye on the air quality of your home to ensure the wellbeing of your family. Adopting good cleaning habits will help reduce air quality concerns, get rid of volatile organic compounds and maintain healthy indoor air quality.

All the dust you see in your home, is a combination of dead skin cells, pet dander, pollen, etc. When there’s dust in the air, it causes bacteria, viruses and allergens to find a way into your respiratory system. This gives rise to allergies like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, irritation to eyes and also can trigger asthma symptoms. Regular dusting of surfaces and vacuuming can help reduce dust and keep it from altering your indoor air quality.

Your carpets are not the only thing that kicks up dust in the air, but your air vents too are responsible for spreading impure air or even creating it. If there are old pet stain odours lingering in your home, they will eventually spread to every room through your HVAC. Another problem is the build-up of dust and pet dander in your vent system, which quickly spread from one room to another. Hence, to keep such problems at bay, it is crucial to ensure every room in the house is given equal care and cleaning.

Pests like mice that enter your vents leave skin cells, droppings and urine in your vents leading to contamination and the spread of dangerous bacteria indoors. Mould spores are also capable of spreading through air ducts and some mould can also grow and remain hidden in the ducts itself. If any water damage is left untreated for long giving rise to mould, this could also spread through air and cause damage to other areas of your home.

Cleaning is an effective solution to poor indoor air quality. Carpets can be free of dust, dander, dirt, skin cells, with regular vacuuming which can help in keeping the air quality of your home healthy. Remember to also clean your upholstery from time to time to avoid allergens. Replace your heating and cooling filters with HEPA filters which are super efficient in removing the tiniest of dust particles.

Ensure your air ducts are cleaned too. This will help in eliminating contaminants, dust, debris and mould spores from your home. The circulation of clean air will lead to a healthy indoor environment.

If you are looking to clean and revive your carpets and upholstery, call Classique Chem-Dry on 1800 213 006. We will ensure they are cleaned thoroughly, free from contaminants and look as good as new!

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