April 9, 2019

How to Keep Air Pollutants Out of Your Home

The air in your Modesto house is probably not as clean as it seems. Everyone has had the experience of sunlight shining through a window and exposing the dust particles in the air. Some pollutants are even less obvious. Volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs, are produced by cleaning products, cooking oils and beauty products. They are also released into the air as the plastics in your house slowly degrade. In this article, we discuss seven steps you can take to keep air pollutants from taking over your residence. 1. Keep It Outside Many irritants such as dust, pollen, and dirt are brought inside as people enter your home. Encourage visitors to take off their shoes and leave them in the entryway. Have a mat to keep them on, and ask that your family members and guests abide by the same rule. 2. Clean Often It is also helpful to do the regular chores of sweeping and vacuuming to pick up these substances before they spread around. You might invest in a vacuuming robot that will do the job more frequently. Dusting regularly helps as well, as does sweeping wooden floors. Even keeping your pets clean will help by reducing dander...

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