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A Breath of Fresh Air IN Your Home

Posted on May 19, 2015

Almost endless sneezing in the morning.

Difficulty breathing at night.

Skin rashes or irritation at times.

Just when you thought you and your family is safe at home, some health problems surface. Allergy attacks and asthma are common in many households because of poor indoor air. And the cause isn’t just your beloved kitty’s fur. It could be due to moisture, humidity and other aspects as well.

Ensure a non-toxic environment (as much as possible) in your house through these ideas.

1. Manage humidity and moisture

Damp come from various sources - e.g. water seeping through underground flooring, steam from cooking or tap leaking. And its density depends on the air temperature. If the latter goes down, water droplets form on cold surfaces. If you don’t take care of it right away, it can become a breeding ground for biological pollutants.

Knowing that, here are a few control tips:

  • Make sure air-conditioning, heating and dehumidifying systems are working properly. You can have these updated regularly or have the latest models installed. As a tip, leave this job to experts. If you’re going to install a ceiling fan to beat the heat, hire a residential electrician in Darwin. He’ll guarantee safety and quality results. Plus, he can take care of other electrical work.
  • Install exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to get rid of moisture, driving it outside rather than to the loft or attic.

Other than these, you have to take care of other tasks. The key is to control indoor air temperature, make sure it’s not too dry or too damp. This is possible through proper ventilation, heating, cooling and de-humidifying - whichever works best in your household and region (whether the climate is mostly hot and dry or cold and wet).

2. Control dust

It’s the perfect breeding ground for mites and animal dander. While these are hard to notice right away, you can rid them of an ideal habitat. The trick is to keep certain areas clean and dry - e.g. upholstered chairs, bedding, sofas, carpets, fabric wallpaper, etc. Generally, keep areas with corners, nooks and dark spots dust-free.

Here are a few control tips:

  • Wash bedding and blankets once a week in hot water at 54 °C to kill mites.
  • Clean and dust every inch of your house, including corners. By ‘clean’, it means vacuuming and then wiping with damp rags to get rid of dust completely. And just like hiring a residential electrician in Darwin to take care of tasks that involve electricity, leave cleaning to experts - especially if you’re allergic to dust.

The best thing about getting help from specialists is the guarantee of a thorough job, thanks to their expertise and high-end equipment. Professional cleaners, for one, are equipped with quality vacuum systems.

Now, if you wish to do the upkeep yourself, check out our home vacuum systems to determine which suits your needs. Or, get in touch with our team to obtain advice or assistance with selection.

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