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n the previous blog segment, we discussed the causes of air pollution inside your home and how it affects the quality of the air you breathe. Today, we will provide some useful tips and suggestions to help improve the air quality within your home.

Establish a preventative pest control inspection and treatment program. Keeping pests and rodents out of your home can help avoid infestations and problems with pest excrement and the diseases pest and rodents can carry.

Have your heating and cooling system’s ductwork cleaned annually? If your home has a major dust problem, chances are there are leaks in the ductwork or other parts of the home’s heating and cooling system. Having ductwork cleaned and inspected helps control the amount of dust you experience.

Upgrade to a higher quality air filter. Find an air filter that helps remove allergens, dust, and other such airborne particles from the air you breathe.

Inspect your air filter on a monthly basis and change it, if necessary. Depending on the quality of air filter you use, some need to be changed monthly, while others require replacing every two to three months. It is a good idea to check it monthly, to prevent it from getting clogged.

Clean all areas of the home at least once a week. Vacuum, dust, mop, and clean sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, and so on. The more often you clean, the fewer pollutants there will be in the air. Just remember to use non-toxic cleaning products.

Launder all bedding weekly. The bedroom can have the highest concentrations of dust mites since this is where we spend a good portion of our time at home. Washing all the bedding weekly removes dead skin cells and reduces dust mite populations, not to mention their allergy-inducing excrement.

Install carbon monoxide detectors in several areas of the home to ensure this odorless gas does not become a health risk to you and your family.

To learn more about MightyMite Termite Services’ pest inspection and treatment programs to help prevent associated air quality problems and damage to your home, call us at 408-377-3761 today!