Nothing says a clean home like a fresh air quality when you enter. But more than that, it says its a healthy home as well, less prone to allergies or other illnesses affected by air quality. Two of the most important things you can do is get rid of odor- and dust-causing particulate and keep good air circulation.
There are simple steps to try:
- Fans (ceiling and floor)
- Opening windows
- Installing air filters
- Using candles, plug-in scented products, and essential oils
- Salt Lamps
- Get some plants
Some other tips may seem a bit overwhelming: vacuum and dust regularly. This may add to the chore list for some, but we at HouseMaids can help with that. Keeping up a routine to remove dust and allergens is important, especially if you live with pets who drop fur and dander daily.
Vacuuming should take some time to ensure that full power is applied in sweeps over the floor. Frequent emptying of the vacuum makes sure you are not simply pushing dirt and dust around when it is too full. When dusting, make certain to tackle anywhere that may spread dust throughout the home. Vents and ductwork are prime spots for dust and bacteria to accumulate. These may require professional attention. The tops of ceiling fans may also collect dust and then spread it when on. Vent covers can be vacuumed.
Basic cleanliness of removing dirt and moisture should help remove and odors or dust. To add in pleasant smells, beeswax candles, fragrant sprays, and essential oils are options. These should be used to cultivate an enjoyable olfactory environment, and not to cover up bad smells. If bad smells are being covered up, their causes (dust, dander, mold) are still threats to air quality.
More serious types of air quality threats are those that come from chemicals. Cigarettes can be one contributor. Certain types of paints may also release volatile organic compounds. Running machinery, including your car or lawnmower, in an attached garage, can also pump those fumes into your home. To monitor for those most dangerous sorts of air quality threats, deadly carbon monoxide, make sure you or the CO2 detector is working and change its batteries regularly.
HouseMaids is here to help keep your homes fresh and clear. With attentive vacuuming and dusting, we can freshen up your living space today. Bradenton can give us a call today at (941) 953-4300 or connect with us.