Along with cleaning and sterilizing surfaces, homeowners want to know how to keep the air they’re breathing free of viruses and bacteria.
I’m one of those people who are eager to eliminate airborne illness, so I’ve been doing everything I can to clean the air in my home.
Air quality is a hot topic right now, so it wasn’t difficult finding information. In fact, the morning news did an entire segment about cleaning the air in a home. They interviewed one of the top HVAC dealers in the area about air quality, and he assured the viewers that it was simple. The first thing homeowners needed to do was clean all the carpets and drapes, because they were known for hoarding bacteria. If you could eliminate it completely, that was even better. Next, he suggested washing all the bedding in hot water at least once per week. Third, the HVAC dealer said that having good ventilation in spaces like the kitchen and bathroom were crucial. Excess heat could come in contact with plastic products lying around, which would give off toxic chemicals. Then, he said that homeowners should switch their air filters to HEPA certified filters, because they were reliable and most effective. Official HEPA air filters would trap all dust, debri, viruses and bacteria. By implementing these simple things inside the home, the air was bound to remain as clean and sterile as possible. It seemed like a lot of work, but I was stuck at home anyway, so I had no excuse not to take these suggestions.