The air we breathe at home is on average 2 to 8 times more polluted than the air outside. And considering that we spend around 80% of our time indoors, awareness about indoor pollution is more than justified.

You should consider hiring a professional cleaner, such as 1800 CLEANERS for example. Here are some things that you can do in and around the home to assist. 

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Ventilate your house at the right time

We must not lose the old habit of our grandmothers of opening the windows as soon as we get up to ‘air out’ the house. First thing in the morning is the best time to ventilate closed spaces. Why? At that time, traffic has not yet suffered the most significant rebound, and the number of suspended particles in the air is lower. Keep in mind that the highest pollution peaks occur in the central hours of the day and at night. Ventilation is crucial to mobilize the air in our homes—ideally, first thing in the morning and for half an hour.

Purify the air

Use air purifiers with filters at home. It is the fastest solution to fight pollution in closed spaces regardless of their size. Devices of this type help to clean the air, a critical task for the most sensitive people, such as babies, the elderly or people with health problems. A great solution is an air purifier which filters up to 99.5% of pollution as it has four levels of filtration. Also, it has the exclusive Nano Captur technology that destroys formaldehyde, the most harmful pollutant in homes. Thanks to its intelligent system, it is capable of detecting the degree of contamination that exists in each space. Its air quality indicator changes colour and filtration speed automatically to ensure the cleanest environment.

Suitable plants

It was NASA that commissioned a study, after analyzing the problem of pollution in closed spaces, to determine which plants could contribute to the purification of the air in homes and offices. The analysis concludes that plants such as the bamboo palm, the mother-in-law’s tongue, the sansevierias, the sword of Saint George, the flower of peace or the rubber tree are suitable for purifying the environments. The most common pollutants that filter these types of plants are benzene, xylene, ammonia, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.

Avoid mould and humidity

In winter, with heating and low outdoor temperatures, it is common to have condensation problems at home. Mould appears when the indoor humidity is above 60%, and it is an accumulator of polluting particles. Therefore, to keep closed spaces dry, it is necessary to have proper ventilation, to thoroughly clean the areas where it occurs most frequently with soap and water – next to windows. 

Natural fibres

Believe it or not, there are a large number of building materials whose paint or glues contain organic and chemical compounds that emit vapours that pollute the environment. To avoid this, in this case, the most common recommendation is the use of natural materials at home. 

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