Improve Your Indoor Air Quality by Selecting the Right Household Products
Strong chemicals, suffocating sprays, toxic bleach…At some point, all of us are forced to purchase one of these products at least once in a lifetime. But have you ever thought about the impact these agents may have upon your health or the health of your family?! Sometimes, even trying to infuse the house with some pleasant fragrance, you may disturb the peace of your folks. Stop chasing after much-trumpeted brands and chose the products you feel really comfortable with. What do you get in turn? Healthier and cleaner household environment for you and your family members. Sounds attractive, doesn’t it?
Let’s enumerate the items which are now commonly used in many houses and offices in Toronto. The items whose main goal is to clean or refresh the space but which, in their turn, actually harm the indoor air quality:
- Air fresheners,
- Cleaning agents,
- Toxic bleaches,
- Scented candles,
- Opened cans of paint,
- Upholstered furniture.
All of the abovementioned products, along with many others, produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which pollute the indoor air and become dangerous for our health.
What are VOCs?
VOCs represent the gases that are released from certain liquids and solids. As a rule, the organic substances such as chlorine, bromine, benzene, fluorine, formaldehyde, and toluene contained in some agents easily vaporize and become harmful for people.
What Impact Do VOCs Have On Your Health?
Let’s suppose you use air fresheners and scented candles which may leave a pleasant odor inside your place. However, over time, there may appear some long-lasting health problems. The latent threat remains the same – VOC which is emitted along with the nice fragrance. VOCs can cause the following health problems:
- Eye irritation,
- Sore throat
Toronto specialists declare that long-term exposure can lead to more serious health problems and cause asthma and/or affect the central nervous system. The question is: how can we minimize the negative impact or actually get it to zero?
How to Combat VOCs?
If there is no possibility to avoid VOCs, let’s think about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones in order to breathe healthy air:
- Air the place out
- Improve the source of ventilation
- Storage the products containing VOCs outdoor
- Seal the places and surfaces that contain these harmful particles
- Be careful when choosing the agents for household use
How Air Duct Cleaning Can Help?
Of course, you can do your best to improve your indoor air quality by applying numerous techniques or by avoiding the use of specific household items but, let’s be objective, sometimes it’s not enough.
Today in Toronto, roughly every place is equipped with an HVAC system which means that the air inside the home or office is circulated there and back. As time passes, this air circulation can cause a build-up of pollutants inside the duct. These pollutants can be properly cleaned just by Air Duct Cleaning provider GTA. Applying high-quality equipment, Air Duct Cleaning professionals improve ventilation flow, remove the debris inside your duct and, in such a way, clean the air you breathe.
What Provider to Choose
Once you decide, make sure the company you hire to perform your air duct cleaning is bonded and insured, has the required expertise and necessary equipment for your type of building. All of this will ensure proper cleaning according to established standards and procedures.
With more than 25 years of experience in the field of air duct cleaning, Sem’s experts have perfected their knowledge in order to provide high-quality service to each and every individual. We specialize in:
- residential duct cleaning,
- dryer duct and ventilation cleaning,
- air vent cleaning,
- central vacuum cleaning,
When hiring Sem’s Duct Cleaning, you can be sure to receive the same quality of service on your first, second or tenth visit. Our reputation speaks for itself. Count on our professionals and, in turn, you will get a cleaner and healthier home whether you live in Richmond Hill or King City!
If you’re still hesitating, call us today and we will be glad to answer all your questions. We’re here because we care what air you breathe!
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