Indoor air pollutants usually come from unforeseen sources. It’s critical to identify and remove any possible indoor air pollutants in your apartment to ensure good health and well being. These 4 indoor air pollutants may take you by surprise!
Plants can improve the air quality in your apartment but overwatering them can cause root rot and mold spores. Mold will decrease the air quality and upset your respiratory system.
Only water your plants when the top of the soil is dry to the touch to prevent root rot and mold spores. Additionally, ensure the plants have sufficient drainage to keep plants from becoming saturated.
A humidifier is a great way to keep your apartment from becoming dry, especially during the winter. A humidifier will prevent a dry, itchy throat and skin.
However, like plants, humidifiers can give way to mold spores. It’s important to clean your humidifier and change its water regularly to ensure you’re adding moisture and not mold to the air.
A vacuum cleaner must have a fine-particle filter to ensure the dirt, dust, and dander it sucks up isn’t being shot out the back. Clean your vacuum filters often to ensure they work properly, and your vacuum traps allergens opposed to spreading them.
Everyone loves candles, but not all apartment communities permit candles. Ensure you’re community allows candles before you purchase one.
Do not buy candles with paraffin wax if your apartment community allows them. Candles with paraffin wax release respiratory agitators such as ketones, benzene, and others when burned.
Soy and beeswax candles are a good alternative to paraffin wax candles.
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