People spend the majority of their time indoors, so creating an environment free of harmful air pollutants is crucial. If you frequently suffer from allergies or headaches while inside your home or office, it’s probably due to unhealthy air quality. This can be caused by dust mites, certain cleaning supplies, or even dirt that gets tracked in from outside. To protect the occupants of your building from serious health problems, here are some ways to make your indoor environment healthier.
Take Care of Water Damage
Water damage on your floors and or ceiling can lead to many health and safety risks. Mold can grow on wet surfaces in as little as 24 hours under the right conditions, which could make the residents of your building seriously ill. If you need water restoration services, call a professional immediately.
Pay Attention to Your Floors
High-traffic areas like the front doorway and the kitchen can pick up a lot of germs and dust over time. If you have ceramic tile flooring, even more dust can hide in the grout strips. Make sure that you’re mopping and vacuuming your floors regularly.
Use an Air Purifier
If the air in your home or office always feels musty, it means that the air is not circulating properly. An air purifier removes harmful pollutants from the air and improves circulation at the same time.
Smoking is obviously bad for your health, but it can also have long term effects on your indoor environment. Harmful secondhand smoke particles can linger on your clothes, carpets, and other household surfaces. Enforce a no-smoking policy or encourage smokers to go outside for their next cigarette.
Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned
Carpet doesn’t last forever, especially if it’s too dirty. If you want your carpet to last for as long as possible, we recommend having your carpets cleaned by a professional at least once a year. A thorough vacuum cleaning still won’t pick up as much grime as a steam-cleaner!
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