What are regular routines that can improve our Indoor Air Quality?
- Routinely (for those with allergies, weekly) wash sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and mattress pads in hot water and detergent, then dry using high heat.
- Change the HVAC filters as soon as they show evidence of dust and particulates.
- Keep furry and feathered pets out of sleeping areas and off furniture.
- Clean pet beds, litter boxes and cages frequently.
- Never dry-sweep indoors. Dust using a damp cloth and use a HEPA-filtered vacuum.
- Confirm appliances, kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans, and clothes dryers are vented to the outside.
- Use exhaust fans when cooking or showering.
- Avoid use of air fresheners, incense, and scented candles. They tend to release VOCs and other contaminants into the air. When using, vent well.
- No smoking indoors.
- Avoid mold and moisture by fixing water leaks and high humidity issues immediately.
- Maintain humidity in all indoor areas around 40-45%.
- Use a dehumidifier in areas where the humidity is at or above 50%.
To learn more, to join our BREATHE HEALTHY Initiative, or to request a copy of our BREATHE HEALTHY e-book, visit baxtergroupinc.com.
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