You want your home to be a safe and healthy place for you and your family. While you take many precautions to achieve these goals, don’t forget your indoor air quality.
Be Strategic With Common Allergens
If dust allergies are a problem, wood floors are ideal. If you have carpet a HEPA filter vacuum is a must. Also, invest in allergen-free bedding, and place a cover on your mattress and pillows. Prioritize washing sheets once a week and blankets and comforters monthly—especially if your pet sleep with you.
Add More Plants
If anyone in your home has mold allergies be sure not to overwater your plants as it can lead to root rot and mold. That being said, plants are an excellent way to keep the air in your home clean. Some plants do a better job of cleaning the air than others. Palms, ficus, Boston ferns, and peace lilies are some of the top air purifiers.
Also, clean your window AC filters monthly, change the filters on your HVAC system at least every 6 months, and consider adding an air purifier to your home. Switch to 90% green cleaners so that you aren’t adding toxins as you clean.