You would think that you are safe in your home or business with the doors and windows locked and secure, but some of the biggest threats come in small sizes. We are talking about air pollutants and contaminants. These microscopic risks can be carried in by a breeze or hitchhike on your clothing. In fact, it is difficult NOT to have pollutants in the living space. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the threat. In this article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing, we will go over some ways to prevent indoor air pollutants from taking a toll.
You are a grown adult who can make their own decisions, but if you want clean breathing air and prevent secondhand smoke, then save the smoking for outdoors. Create a smoking zone on the balcony or patio and keep the smoke outside.
Your cats or dogs are surely cute, but they are cuter when they are clean and not shedding dander. Give your pets a bath and wash their bedding regularly to reduce the amount of allergy-causing dander in the living space. We recommend doing this outdoors as fur can clog your bathtub drains.
There is a whole lot of dirt under your shoes. Wiping shoes on a doormat will reduce the amount of grime that makes its way inside. Put down doormats on both sides of exterior doors. Better yet, consider a shoes-off policy and use indoor slippers when inside.
Get in the habit of dusting shelves, appliances, and other locations where dust can accumulate. The next time you vacuum, don’t forget to get under couches and beds if you want to prevent dust bunnies from taking form.
We might not see them, but mold spores are all around us. They will only become a problem if provided sustenance though. Keep moisture and humidity down to reduce the risk of mold growth. Avoid rugs in bathrooms and kitchens, and don’t leave wet towels lying around! A dehumidifier can help if you live in humid areas.
Opening the windows is not a great idea when pollen and pollutants are around. Use exhaust fans to remove cooking fumes in the kitchen and steam in the bathroom. You can also run your air conditioner on the fan setting to ventilate the living areas.
Your air conditioner keeps your living space cool, but it also works to ventilate the area. Routine air conditioning maintenance is crucial though. Replace air filters once a season and clean air ducts periodically. Rooter Hero is happy to help if you prefer to have a professional take care of your AC maintenance.
Sometimes, having no air conditioner is better than having a dysfunctional one. If your air conditioner is making strange noises, regularly in disrepair, or over 20 years old, then it might be time to consider an air conditioning replacement. Rooter Hero is happy to help you choose the best new unit for your property. We offer air conditioning repair, replacement, and installation services.