Open your windows, clean out the garage, and plant flowers. It’s time to wipe away the winter blues…it’s officially spring! Spring cleaning can help improve the air quality throughout your home, ultimately making you feel better and ready to tackle the day. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your spring cleaning.
Minimize the use of toxic cleaning chemicals
When browsing the cleaning supplies aisle many of us choose the most well-known or cheapest options. We may not be considering the ingredients of a “cleaning product.” There is no federal regulation of chemicals contained in household products and ingredients do not need to meet any safety standards.
Environmental experts claim that the average household may contain as many as 62 toxic chemicals. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Choosing safer and non-toxic cleaning options such as a vapor steam cleaner, homemade cleaners, or an alternative bio-cleaning solution can help minimize exposure to toxic cleaning chemicals, thus creating a healthier living environment.
Change out your HEPA filter in your vacuum, car air filter, and HVAC filter
HEPA filters trap smoke, bacteria, pollen, mold, dust mites, and other particulate matter. It’s good to get in the habit of changing out your HEPA filter when needed. By doing this, your HEPA filter will work to its highest potential and eliminate the unwanted particles in your home and car, spaces where you spend a majority of your day.
Clean your upholstery and window coverings
Whether it’s dirt, bacteria, or mold spores, unpleasant matter can be living in your furniture. These particles may lead to a variety of health risks. Cleaning your upholstery and window coverings can help create a better living environment.
Keep your windows and doors closed when the air quality isn’t healthy
There are many days when the air quality outside may negatively affect our health. Many pollutants, such as pollen and dander, can easily find their way inside through open windows, doors, and even the gaps between door frames. Frequently check your weather app for air quality updates in your area. When the air quality is bad or if it’s a windy day, try keeping your windows and doors closed to defend against unwanted pollutants in your home.
Use an air purifier with a HEPA filter and UV sterilization
Adding an air purifier with a HEPA filter to your home can help eliminate unwanted particles and improve indoor air quality. The TruSens air purifiers are designed with 4 levels of purification, one of those being a DuPont™ HEPA filter. The HEPA filter captures particulate matter down to 0.3 microns and the UV light kills organisms captured by the filter. This combination creates an improved living space for you and your family.