We are so ready for warmer weather, getting outdoors, and being able to open ALL the windows in our homes. Because let’s face it, it’s been a long, cold winter.
And while warmer weather is something we can all look forward to, this time of year also comes with some challenges inside our homes. The air is damp, and it’s still too cool to really open up the windows for long.
With this increase in humidity comes an increase in indoor air pollutants, allergens, dust mites, and mould. Let’s take a look at some simple ways you can help improve your indoor air quality and reduce these problem areas this spring.
Reduce allergens and off-gassing
High humidity can contribute to increased off-gassing of VOCs, dustmites, and allergens. So maintaining a lower humidity (30-40%) during this damp time of year is particularly important.
You can also make common breeding grounds for dustmites and allergens less attractive with our allergy-reducing pillows and mattress covers:
Prevent mould growth
Mould can be an expensive (and toxic) problem in your home. To help prevent mould from growing in the first place, you’ll want to reduce the moisture content throughout your home. This is especially important in areas where mould is most likely to grow, like in the bathroom.
Make sure you run your bathroom fan during and after showering, and choose a non-toxic shower curtain that’s mould resistant without containing toxic PVC and phthalates, like this one:
If you’ve already got mould growing, it’s important to deal with it quickly and thoroughly as the spores can spread quickly. Conventional fungicides are toxic, but we’ve got a safe and effective alternative for you – Benefect Natural Disinfectant, Mould, and Fungus Treatment:
And when the weather is cooperating, be sure to open your windows to allow fresh air to flush out your home this spring!
Here’s to helping you create your Organic Lifestyle, one step at a time!