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How Can I Prevent Indoor Air Pollution?

Whilst you may think that opening a window for fresh air, or using an expensive air conditioner will be enough, you may want to consider some simple actions you could take to further minimise indoor air pollution in your home.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognises indoor air quality as a danger to human health, and given that we spend most our times indoors (especially in the winter months), it is important to create a healthy indoor atmosphere free from hidden pollutants.

There are severe health risks associated with poor indoor air quality such as headaches and dizziness and if left to worsen these pollutants can even lead to asthma. 


Switch Up Your Household Items

By changing your household items for fragrance-free or naturally-scented products, it will help to reduce harmful chemicals such as volatile organic compounds into the environment, which can impact your health and cause respiratory problems.

Products to switch: Scented Candles, Cleaning Products & Air Fresheners.


Check Your Heat Sources

Ensure that your wood burning, and gas stoves are well ventilated to limit the production of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons produced. Check air filters on these products to ensure they are not blocked or damage, letting harmful toxins escape into your home.



By reducing your household clutter, you have less to clean meaning it is easier to manage the accumulation of dust! Dust can carry bacteria, mould, pet dander, dust mites, mildew and pollen.


Avoid Smoking Indoors

Second hand cigarette smoke is one of the main causes of indoor air quality problems as it can lead to the accumulation of smoke and toxic substances. Smoke is associated with numerous cancer-causing substances that affect human health and in some cases can lead to throat and lung cancer.


Install Adequate Ventilation

Humid air in a property in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom increases the exposure of condensation, damp and mould. You should ensure your home is properly ventilated to reduce levels of humidity and reduce indoor pollutants such as pet dander and pollen. 

The installation of a whole house ventilation unit compared to a dehumidifier or air purifier will help reduce exposure and bring outdoor air in, filtering it simultaneously throughout, and improve indoor air quality.


Need help with condensation, mould or damp problems?

One of our local experts will contact you to learn more about your problems, offer free expert advice and make recommendations for a permanent solution.

During the free survey we will

  • check Assess any condensation, damp or mould problems in your property
  • check Take readings of the relative humidity levels
  • check Identify any underlying problems and make recommendations for a permanent solution

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