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A Few Tips as You Clean Summer Debris This Fall

It can be amazing how much debris builds up in your home and yard over the summer. Between extra time outdoors, barbecues, lots of people coming and going, gardening and extra pollen in the air, summer can really take a toll on your home. This is especially true when it comes to your home’s indoor air quality.

If summer has left behind debris in your home, fall is the perfect time to be proactive about clearing it away and working to clean the air in your home. To help you with this process, here are a few tips to make it a little easier for you to get a clean home and clean air this fall.

Ensure that Your Air Filters are Clean

airfiltersWhenever you start to talk about clean air, it seems that air filters are one of the first things to come up. However, given their role in keeping your home’s air clean, this only makes sense.

Air filters help to keep allergens, pollutants, and other particles from circulating throughout your home. As such, they play an integral role in making sure that your indoor air is clean and safe.

However, when your air filters are dirty, they not only can’t keep your air clean, but they also put an extra strain on your HVAC unit. Avoid these issues by ensuring that your air filters are clean and in good condition.

Even if you regularly replace your air filters, it’s still a good idea to check them at the end of the summer. The summer months put an additional strain on air filters, often making it necessary to replace them more frequently than you usually do. Knowing that they’re under additional pressure this time of year, make sure that you take a moment to check and replace them this fall!

Be Aware of the Cleaners you Use in Your Home

nontoxicchemicalsAs you work to scrub and clean away extra dirt, pollen and debris in your home, make sure that you pay attention to the cleaners that you use.

While cleaning can be a great way to improve the air quality in your home if you’re using cleaners with lots of chemicals it can actually have the opposite effect.

One easy way to make sure you’re helping to create clean air is by using all-natural cleaning products. The great news is that you can even make your own products using vinegar and water, tea tree oils or baking soda. These natural products are safe and effective and will give you the peace of mind to know that your family isn’t breathing any dangerous chemicals.

Take a Moment to Check for Gas Leaks

checkforgasleaksWhile you’re focusing on clean air, it’s a good idea to take a moment to check for gas leaks. Gas leaks can lead to serious safety issues and can pose concerning health hazards.

Consequently, it’s important to locate and address any gas leak as soon as possible. In an effort to do this, take a moment this fall to check for any gas leaks or any concerning areas in your gas line.

This is one simple way to help ensure that your home’s air is clean and safe. We hope you had a great summer and that you’re having no trouble cleaning away some of the lingering debris from the season. But, if you have any questions or concerns about your home’s air quality, call Laney’s Inc. today at (701) 237-0543.