Spring is here, and it’s time to remove winter dust and debris from your Rincon, Georgia, home. Along with scrubbing the tile floors, and vacuuming the carpeting, do some humidity and IAQ-related spring cleaning. This way, you’re cleaning both the visible debris and the invisible particulates. Your lungs and your health will be happy you did.
Check Basement Humidity Levels
High humidity in your home is an IAQ issue because humidity creates an environment for mold to grow. The basement and the attic are two major spots where humidity levels might be higher than the rest of the house. Take a room dehumidifier down to the basement with you. New models will tell you how humid the room is. Run the dehumidifier and see how long it takes for it to fill up. If the basement is extra humid, give us a call so we can help implement a solution.
Scour for Leaks
Leaky pipes are another source of indoor humidity and mold growth. As you’re cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, pay special attention to the fixtures, faucets, and spots where the pipes connect with the walls. If you detect small leaks, you might be able to fix them with caulk. Otherwise, call a plumber so the leak doesn’t get worse.
Be Careful With Cleaning Products
Lots of people like to scrub everything with bleach and other harsh chemicals. Your house looks and smells cleaner, but the VOCs and off-gassing from these products reduce your IAQ and exacerbates respiratory issues. Instead, make homemade cleaning products with soap, warm water, baking soda, and vinegar mixtures. You can also find environmentally conscious brands that don’t use harsh chemicals.
Up the ante with your IAQ by talking to a McDevitt Air technician about extra IAQ products you can install with your HVAC system. UV lights, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers are more ways you can keep the air in your home clean. Get more information or schedule an appointment when you call us at 877-692-9402.
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