While most of us are aware of the air pollution we are exposed to on a daily basis when we step outside the home, few people think about how dirty the air can actually be in their own homes. That's why we decided to present you these simple steps to follow to breathe more peacefully in your home:
Turn on the hood when cooking
When preparing one of your culinary masterpieces, make sure you turn on the hood and ventilate the room. Frying food and using a toaster can cause sparks to be released into the air, so it is especially important to make sure that the room is well ventilated before cooking. When baking bread in the toaster, we strongly advise you to place the appliance under the hood.
Use natural cleaning products
To avoid harmful fumes, use the most natural cleaners possible. For daily cleaning, natural products may be enough to disinfect and clean the home. Use heavier detergents only when cleaning deeply or when fighting stubborn stains, making sure the room is well ventilated.
Clean the dust regularly
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, dust in your home can make your symptoms worse. Therefore, do not hesitate to clean it regularly, even from places that we often forget. Also, vacuum carpets and rugs regularly, as well as limit the areas exposed to dust by collecting items in storage containers.
Invest in an air purifier
If you live in a heavily polluted region, consider investing in an air purifier. Whether it is portable or built into the central ventilation system, remember that you need to clean and replace its filters regularly.
Be careful with fireplaces and candles
In winter, there is nothing more cozy than sitting in front of the fireplace, but at the same time the lit indoor fire carries with it the danger of releasing poisonous particles that pollute the air. When lighting a fire, be sure to oxidize properly to reduce the amount of soot and smoke that will spread in your home.
For the same reason, keep lighted candles away from drafts or vents, which can cause harmful particles to be released into the air.