Easy Ways to Banish Household Hazards and Pollutants

There’s no place like home. It’s cozy, full of fond memories, and your sanctuary to return to after a long day. Of course, you want this place to be safe, peaceful, and free from household toxins. However, little do we know that many toxins lurk in the air we breathe, the candles we light, and the products we use. To detox your home and reduce indoor air pollution, take a look at these tips.

Populate with plants

Bring nature indoors! Air-cleaning plants don’t just make your rooms like pretty, they detox your home by removing pollutants like ammonia (found in cleaning products) and formaldehyde (found in furniture). Pick up some palm plants, aloe vera, peace lily, and English ivy to dot around your home.

Use natural cleaning products

Every time you wipe down the countertops with a product that contains harmful chemicals, you leave a little bit of toxic residue behind. A much safer option is switching to natural cleaning methods and nontoxic cleansers. Look for plant-based cleaners or use natural alternatives like lemon and white vinegar.

Skip the air fresheners

Whether they come in ozone-depleting aerosol cans, plug-in, candle or spray bottle forms, the vast majority of air fresheners contain dangerous phthalates. Many more contain lighter fluid, acetone, and a dizzying array of other toxic ingredients that can cause breathing disorders. Instead, scent your home with fresh flowers or soy-based candles.

We hope that these tips help you to detox your home! For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact Kneller Agency today.

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