How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants
Air pollutants aren’t restricted to particles that can be found in industrial areas or crowded cities. Pollutants can be a concern to your indoor air quality. From irritants and allergens to gases that can be hazardous to your health, pollutants need to be reduced as much as possible in your living space. Let’s have a look at the ways you can reduce your exposure to indoor air pollutants.
Reduce or Eliminate Cigarette Smoke Altogether
Cigarette smoke has been proven to be hazardous to people who are exposed to it. However, second-hand smoke doesn’t only affect human health when it’s in the air. Cigarette smoke that settles on furniture and other surfaces in your house is equally as detrimental to the health of anyone in that space. Groups that are more vulnerable to respiratory and hearth problems, such as children and senior citizens, are especially affected by smoke residue.
Reduce the risk of health issues from cigarette smoke by limiting or eliminating smoking indoors. For homes with avid smokers, be sure to replace your AC filters on a regular basis. Keeping your carpets and furniture surfaces clean will also help to reduce the problem.
Treat All Household Cleaning and Repair Substances With the Appropriate Care
Opening containers of paint, varnish, and other toxic substances indoors can allow for the spreading of particles that aren’t meant to be inhaled by humans. Just as with cigarette smoke, replacing your AC filters will help to eliminate these dangerous substances. Make sure to air out your house to help remove these fumes as soon as possible.
Schedule a Radon Inspection for Your Home
Radon alone has been proven to be hazardous to people’s health. In conjunction with cigarette smoke, science has proven that radon increases the likelihood and severity of lung cancer. Contact a competent professional to check your house for radon.
If you’re in the Kernersville, NC, area, contact Sutton Brothers Service & Repair today and schedule an appointment to have the quality of your home’s indoor air checked. We can also help with heating repair, cooling repair, installation, and maintenance, and plumbing.