If you think your home has optimal air quality naturally, you’re likely mistaken. The EPA asserts that the air in your home should be a bigger concern than the outdoor air.
Ensure that your home has optimal air quality by focusing on the unique issues in each room.
If you use pesticides to combat bugs and rodents, you could be polluting your kitchen’s air with really harmful chemicals. Ensure adequate ventilation during use, allow the product to dry completely and try to clean up any food sources that attract pests.
Stored cleaning supplies can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. Use cleaning products that are free of harmful chemicals and follow manufacturer’s directions for use and storage.
Gas stoves can release carbon monoxide if they’re malfunctioning or improperly installed. Make sure fuel-burning appliances are well-maintained.
A fireplace can also release carbon monoxide if it’s dirty or needs repair. Have your chimney cleaned and inspected annually.
Secondhand smoke is a serious pollutant. Don’t allow smoking in your home if you want optimal air quality.