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Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

As the holidays come barreling in, the last thing you want to worry about is getting sick, which is why now is an ideal time to schedule carpet cleaning and air duct cleaning at (919) 872-7754. With the increase in pollution, it becomes increasingly more difficult each year to stay on top of your general health.

There is a lot that you can try and do to reduce the number of toxins pumped into the air and, consequently, improve your indoor air quality. The success of the Clean Air Act is a testament to that. Here are several steps that you can take to help improve your and your family’s lung health.

Removing Toxins from Your Life

Experience Life recently published an article with some great strategies to help you reduce exposure to airborne pollutants. The number one tip they suggest that you may have already heard is to quit smoking – especially indoors. Smoking cessation provides countless benefits.

You also shouldn’t take up vaping as a smoking replacement. Recent studies have shown that it may do less immediate damage than smoking, but the chemicals can damage immune cells within your lungs.

Also, consider using an air purifier, along with avoiding synthetic air fresheners and dryer sheets. Simplify those cleaning products, as well. A HEPA filter is a great way to purify the air quality in your home, which is an excellent idea if you or any of your family members suffer from asthma.

An alternative to synthetic air fresheners is to add a few drops of essential oils to water in a spray bottle. Shake it well and mist your home with that. However, if you’re sensitive to essential oils, find another alternative to making your home smell good. Pinterest offers some excellent ideas.

If you’re one of the many Americans that use dryer sheets, you should find an alternative to keeping static out of clothes. The chemicals on dryer sheets get heated and vented into the air, which isn’t suitable for your health. They are also incredibly damaging to clothes and dryers.

The commercial cleaners that most use are usually significant irritants to your lungs. A homemade solution to your cleaning products is using vinegar, water, and baking soda. This combination of everyday household items can handle almost any of your cleaning tasks with minimal fumes.

You should also consider purchasing those beautiful houseplants you’ve been looking at and open your windows more. Having a small jungle in your home to create a difference in air quality will take a lot of work, but it will help clean your air. Opening your windows more will help circulate the air in your home. Buildings that don’t “breathe” can trap or create mold or other toxins.

Keeping on top of dust and mold will also help you and your family’s health. Dusting is probably one chore everyone hates, but staying on top of it will reduce exposure to airborne chemicals. Monitoring damp basements and showers to get ahead of any mold growth will also help minimize exposure to airborne chemicals, which is a significant contributor to indoor- air particles.

Lastly, pay attention when the city puts out bad-air-quality warnings. Try and stay indoors as much as possible on those days and exercise inside if you’re an avid exerciser. Now is an excellent time to hire a professional carpet cleaning company. Carpet cleaning will help reduce the number of pollutants released back into your home from your carpets.

Pre-Holiday Carpet Cleaning

Give yourself peace of mind by calling Green Clean NC. We use environmentally friendly solutions and state-of-the-art equipment to remove carpet stains. After our team of skilled technicians has thoroughly cleaned your carpet, we can apply optional stain protection, thus preventing any holiday messes from staining your beautiful flooring.

Green Clean NC is a leading provider of carpet cleaning and air duct cleaning services in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the entire Triangle area.

Our goal is to help you create a comfortable and safe living environment that you’ll be happy to come home to at the end of each day. For a free five-point healthy home inspection, contact us Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm at (919) 872-7247.

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