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Are Your Cleaning Habits Causing Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Everyone loves a clean home that smells wonderful. While you may work hard to get your home gleaming, you may be causing your air quality to decline. Here are the top three culprits that can make your indoor air quality less than desirable.

Cleaning Products

While you may have your favorite “go-to” cleaning product, did you know that it’s emitting volatile organic compounds into your home? Being exposed to VOCs such as toluene, benzene and formaldehyde can cause eye irritation, burning sensation in your throat, breathing problems and headaches. Try using organic cleaning products or simply open windows to ventilate your cleaning area.

Candles

While scented candles give your home a lovely smell, they are notorious for emitting pollutants. Not to mention the smoke that you breathe in when snuffing it out. Breathing in smoke and soot from candle flames cause harm to your respiratory system. Instead of lighting candles, treat yourself to a naturally scented bouquet of flowers.

Air Fresheners

Air fresheners are another culprit for omitting VOCs that can be detrimental to your health. Instead, invest in an air purifier equipped with a HEPA filter.

There are many reasons why poor air quality happens in the home. From air purifiers to air filters and more, call or schedule an appointment online today with our indoor air specialists. We’ll get the air in your home cleaner, fresher and healthier!

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