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Keeping your home fresh and clean may be hard work for some, especially when it comes to it’s air quality specifically. Indoor air is known to be significantly more polluted than outside air because of the enclosed space in which we live in as well as certain products we deem safe and non-toxic to ourselves, pets and family. Since winter is soon approaching, people tend to spend more time indoors than any other time of the year. Keeping a few houseplants in and around your home will help to improve your indoor air quality, as well as provide a natural alternative to harsh aerosol sprays and any scents or cleaners which affect your health. Here are some of the most common pollutants found in your home’s indoor air followed by some houseplants options to consider when going green:

Formaldehyde. This chemical is commonly found in your furniture as well as any paper products you may use that can irritate your upper respiratory system.

Ammonia. Ammonia is often traced back to many cleaning products as well as any fertilizers you or your lawn company use for outdoor spraying. This hazardous chemical can cause irritation to the eyes as well as your upper respiratory system.

Benzene. This third common household irritatnt is shown in most detergents, fragrances or paint. Benzene is shown to cause dizziness, light-headness and headaches.

If you use any of these hazardous products in your home above and want to switch to a more healthy and organic cleaning system, these common houseplants are shown to be very effective at cleaning the air and ridding it of toxic chemicals. Always be sure to check with your doctor to make sure you have no allergies to these specific kinds of houseplants and see which one would possibly work best for you and your family…

  • English Ivy
  • Flamingo Lady
  • Peace Lily
  • Lily turf
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Barberton Daisy
  • Chrysanthemum

If you choose to skip this method of air purifying with natural plants and want to get a professional in right to boost your indoor air quality, contact a HVAC professional at ABC Cleaning immediately. And if you happen to experience any symptoms listed above due to poor indoor air quality seek emergency medical help. If you are exposed to these chemicals it is vital you receive treatment.

About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL

Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaningchimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!

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