Indoor Air Quality - Bathroom and Kitchen
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Indoor Air Quality – Bathroom and Kitchen
Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency indoor air quality is four to five times worse than outdoor air quality? This is because pollutants like pet dander, dust and other pathogens get trapped inside. Proper ventilation is essential for a healthy home. Of course, there are easy ways to ventilate your home like opening windows, but what is a good solution for the winter, when you can’t open windows because of poor weather conditions? And what rooms need it the most?
It’s no shocker that ventilation is especially important in the bathroom. The humidity in this room makes it a prime place for bacteria, mold and mildew to thrive. Proper ventilation can allow you to manage the amount of moisture in this area. A great way to take care of this is to install a ventilation fan and run it after you take a shower.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to indoor pollutants causes 4.3 million pre-mature deaths each year. Breathing in these pollutants can cause pneumonia, heart disease, and other illnesses. Moisture in the air can also foster the growth of bacteria, the bacteria that creates staff infections as well as strep throat in particular.
Kitchens are another prime area for pollutants in the home. Burners can cause small particles to get into the air, gas stoves create carbon dioxide, dishwashers, and cooking release moisture into the air. The moisture can cause these pollutants to linger, especially if you don’t have a proper exhaust system. Contamination can easily be transported through the air, and require you to sanitize surfaces more often. Basically, you just NEED proper ventilation in these areas!
What can you do to better the air quality in these areas and prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from infiltrating your life?
There are a few different things you can do to improve your air quality: