Clean Floors Lead to Cleaner Indoor Air

For many home owners in the DFW area, indoor air quality is a daily concern as they seek to copy with symptoms from allergies, asthma, and other upper respiratory ailments.

Still, there’s plenty you can do to help your own cause, and that includes keeping your floors as clean as possible.  Here are a few helpful tips on how to achieve that goal:

  • Chemicals and allergens can get trapped and remain in household dust literally for decades. Regular vacuuming can help, especially when your machine is equipped with a HEPA filter, you can reduce concentrations of lead in your home. For even better results, outfit yourself with a vacuum cleaner that also includes strong suction and rotating brushes. In high traffic areas, vacuum the same spot several times. Don’t forget walls, carpet edges, and upholstered furniture, where dust also accumulates.
  • Mopping picks up the dust left behind by your vacuum cleaner. You can skip the soaps and cleaners and just use plain water on your floors in your efforts to rid your home of allergens and other pollutants. Microfiber mops (and dust cloths) typically capture more dust and dirt than traditional fibers and don’t require cleaning solutions to perform at maximum effectiveness.
  • Keep it out. Put a large floor mat inside and right in front of every door leading into your home. People track in all sorts of chemicals via the dirt on their shoes. A door mat reduces the amount of dirt, pesticides, and other pollutants that inevitably work their way indoors. If the mat is big enough, even those who don’t wipe their shoes will leave most pollutants on the mat rather than tracking them further into your home. It’s also a good idea to take your shoes off upon entering – and don’t be shy about asking guests to do the same.

Here at Optimum Air, we’re seasoned warriors in the battle to stop allergens and pollutants from making your home life miserable. In fact, we offer several whole-house solutions to clean the air you breathe and keep it clean year-round. Call today for more information or to schedule a free in-home consultation.