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Tips to prevent a polluted home

Preventing a contaminated home is essential for both your health and well-being. A clean and well-ventilated home contributes to a comfortable and healthy indoor climate, which is especially important for people with conditions such as asthma or allergies. In this article we share practical tips for keeping your home neat and clean, and how to create a healthy living environment.

Clean your home weekly

A regular cleaning routine is crucial to keeping your home tidy and free of harmful substances. Vacuum and mop the floors, clean surfaces and ensure damp areas such as the bathroom and kitchen are thoroughly cleaned to prevent mold formation.

How do you clean your home weekly?

Start planning your cleaning tasks. Break large tasks into smaller, manageable chunks and allocate specific days for specific tasks, such as vacuuming on Monday and cleaning the bathroom on Wednesday. This makes cleaning less overwhelming and ensures a continuous flow of hygiene.

3 tips for cleaning a home

1. Use the right cleaning products

Choose environmentally friendly products that are effective against dirt and bacteria but do not leave behind harmful substances. The drain, for example, must also be cleaned correctly.

2. Minimize the use of carpets

Carpets can trap dust and allergens. Consider hard floors that are easier to keep clean.

3. Keep your things organized

A tidy house is easier to keep clean. Make sure everything has a permanent place and avoid clutter.

Avoid moisture as much as possible

Air in your home is important. Moisture can lead to mold growth, which is harmful to indoor air quality. Use extractor hoods when cooking, keep the bathroom door closed when showering and preferably dry laundry outside. It is therefore important to ventilate your home well. This way your house is neat and clean and safe.

Keep ventilation clean and maintained

Good ventilation is crucial to remove polluted air and moisture. Make sure ventilation grilles and drains are clean and free of blockages.

Extra ventilation at certain times

Additional ventilation is required during activities such as cooking, showering or using chemical cleaning agents. Open windows or use an additional fan to increase air circulation.

Have the chimney swept

If you use a fireplace or wood-burning stove, ensure that the chimney is swept regularly to prevent soot build-up and the risk of chimney fires.

Constant flow of fresh air

Ensure constant air exchange by keeping ventilation grilles open or opening windows regularly, especially in the bedroom during the night.

Check with a CO2 meter

A CO2 meter can help monitor indoor air quality. High CO2 levels can indicate inadequate ventilation.

Have the grilles maintained

Ensure that ventilation grilles and mechanical ventilation systems are regularly checked and maintained by professionals to ensure optimal operation.

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Help Center

How often should I ventilate my house to prevent pollution?

It is advisable to ventilate several times a day, especially after activities such as cooking, showering or cleaning. Ensure a continuous air flow by leaving ventilation grilles open and opening windows regularly.

What is the best way to reduce moisture in your home?

Use extractor hoods when cooking and showering, dry laundry outside if possible and ensure good insulation and ventilation in your home to prevent condensation.

How can I best maintain my ventilation system?

Regularly check and clean the filters, grilles and drains of your ventilation system. Consider an annual inspection by a professional to ensure the system is operating efficiently.

Is it necessary to have my chimney swept, even if I don't use it often?

Yes, it is important to have your chimney swept at least once a year, even with sporadic use, to prevent the build-up of soot and other flammable materials.

Can opening windows and doors while cooking help prevent pollution?

Yes, opening windows and doors provides extra ventilation and helps remove cooking odors and moisture, which contributes to better indoor air quality.

How do I know if the air in my home is polluted?

Signs of polluted indoor air can include persistent unpleasant odors, visible mold growth, moisture problems and health complaints such as headaches, allergic reactions or breathing problems. A CO2 meter can also help monitor air quality.

What should I do if I find mold in my home?

Address mold problems immediately by thoroughly cleaning the affected areas with an appropriate cleaning agent. In addition, ensure sufficient ventilation and moisture control to prevent recurrence.

How can I keep my house clean without spending a lot of time?

Create a cleaning schedule dividing daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Focus on keeping up with small cleaning tasks to prevent dirt from building up, which takes more time and effort to clean.

Is it necessary to call in professional help to clean my ventilation system?

For complex systems or in case of doubt about the operation of your ventilation system, it is advisable to contact a professional such as ASAP House clearance to enable. We can carry out a thorough cleaning and inspection.

What are the consequences of poor ventilation in your home?

Poor ventilation can lead to an accumulation of polluted air, moisture and harmful substances such as CO2, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. This can cause health problems such as allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions, and contributes to an uncomfortable living environment.