Whether you’ve been in the same house for 20+ years or you’ve just moved in, we’re sure you’ve taken pride in every piece of decor you’ve added to it. Well, we’re sorry to say it, but, no matter how nice they look or smell, some of the things that you’ve placed in your living room can actually be harming your health.
Since your living room as one of the most popular rooms in your home, you may want to reconsider having these items in there.
We know those fuzzy rugs can feel great to walk on and make your living room look cozier, but they also do a great job at harboring dust, pollen, and other allergens that ruin your indoor air quality. If you can’t replace the carpeting, make sure you’re vacuuming it at least once a week to rid it of any harmful particles.
While not all paint is dangerous, certain paints, particularly those used in older homes, can contain harmful ingredients and chemicals that can put your health at risk. Have your paint tested to see if it contains any bad ingredients, and replace it with a safer, more environmentally friendly coat.
We know you probably want your home to smell like fresh linen or a warm summer breeze, but all those store-bought air fresheners contain chemicals that are harmful to your health. Instead of spraying air fresheners, use essential oils or naturally-scented soy candles to freshen up your space.
We know they’re meant to add life and decoration to your living room, but all your little trinkets collect dust which can seriously irritate your allergies. Packing a few of them away or at least using a microfiber cloth to clean them regularly and get rid of dust.
You can also protect your indoor air quality by installing an air purifier to your home. Ask the experts at Ace Solves It All how you can keep your air clean and your family breathing easy.