Your spring cleaning is only as efficient as the equipment and supplies that you employ. Use disinfectant sprays that kill harmful germs, bacteria and fungi. These products will also inhibit mold and mildew growth. When vacuuming, use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter. It will capture smaller dust and dirt particles and help improve air quality.
2. Purchase A Dehumidifier For Your Home
Because mold and mildew spores thrive on moisture and humidity, investing in a dehumidifier is recommended by Dragon Restoration. Dehumidifiers are able to remove excess humidity in a living area and eliminate musty odors.
3. Invest In A Room Air Purifier
Air purifiers/cleaners remove contaminants such as dust, smoke, pollen, pet dander and mold spores from your indoor environment. If you or a family member suffer from asthma or allergies, air purifiers will bring a welcome respite. But you don't have to suffer from a breathing ailment to benefit from cleaner air. Just may sure that if you buy a purifier, you don't buy one that generates ozone. Ozone is another type of air pollutant.
4. Consider Hardwood Floors In Place Of Carpet
Carpeting, believe it or not, is the largest air "filter" in your home. Just about every allergen in your home becomes trapped and accumulates in carpeting. Every time you walk across a carpet, irritants are re-introduced into the air. Hardwood floors significantly reduce the amount of allergens that are present and they are much easier to keep clean.
5. Keep Dust And Dirt Outside
Mold spores and allergens are present everywhere. They find their way into our homes on our shoes and even our pets. You can slow this introduction process by placing high-quality walk off mats at all of the entrances of your home. By simply wiping your feet and removing your shoes, you can significantly reduce the amount of pollutants being tracked inside.
As you do your spring-cleaning this season, spend a little extra time in your bathrooms. Water left behind in showers, tubs and sinks provide excellent breeding grounds for mold and mildew. If, after cleaning, you still have traces of mold or have a musty smell in areas of your home, contact Dragon Restoration at (937) 371-3416. Our mold remediation and odor removal specialists are standing by, 24/7, to help.