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How to Fix Air Quality in My Memphis Home

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

words "improve air quality" across a humid water droplet picture, servpro logo in bottom If you or your business needs more in-depth cleaning for air ducts, mold, upholstery, call SERVPRO of Bartlett / Cordova today at (901) 382-0900.

Air Quality Is Important in Every Memphis Home

If you live in Tennessee you understand that poor air quality is an unfortunate element dealt with on an everyday basis.

Not only is it humid and sticky, but one minute the sun is shining, then the next minute the rain is pouring down—seemingly out of nowhere! Improving the quality of air in the home or the business is important to keep that so-called "bad" air outside!

Some like to compare the air quality of Tennessee to Vegas, although Vegas is hot, it tends to much dryer than Tennessee—which seems to create fewer problems, as far as humidity goes.

Understandably, some consequences are unavoidable, but some can be mitigated. A person should take every precaution to keep their home as sealed up as possible.

There are a few simple tricks a person can do to help improve the air quality in a home.

If the quality is improved it will keep allergies, a smoke smell, or any bad odor away!

Keep The Dirt Out

Place a doormat right on the outside of the door, and right at the entrance of the home. That way when people come to visit, they can scrape off their feet and leave whatever dirt and particles they have on their shoes behind. Just make sure to wash the doormats regularly otherwise those particles will linger.

Clean Air Ducts

One tip that can not be stressed enough is to have furnaces, heating, and cooling equipment cleaned periodically, such as air duct cleaning. If they are not cleaned periodically, then when the air conditioner or heater is turned on, all the dirt that is caught in the filter is being blown out along with the air. It is also important for air duct cleaning to be done by a professional to ensure it is done properly.

Turn On The A/C

If a person lives in the Bartlett or the Cordova area they are very familiar with the wonderful invention that is air conditioning. It is important to use a dehumidifier along with an air conditioner to keep indoor humidity in the 30-50% range. Keeping the humidity at this range creates a more comfortable environment and helps keep allergies and dust mites away.

Clean Clean Clean

On hardwood or tile surfaces, try moping after vacuuming. It may seem like extra work, but it will help clean up contaminants left behind. Also, do not forget the walls! Often, people forget walls when it comes to their cleaning routine, and it can be important because dirt and particles stick to walls just like any other piece of furniture or flooring.

Out With The Smoke

One of the biggest tips that can be given is to not let people smoke in a home. It can be nearly impossible to get a smoke smell or a bad odor out of a home.

Air quality is vital to a happy, healthy home. Try some of the above tips and tricks. If you or your business needs more in-depth cleaning for air ducts, mold, upholstery, call SERVPRO of Bartlett / Cordova today at (901) 382-0900.

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