Do You Ventilate Your Home?
What did I notice when I first started assessing homes? I discovered something that surprised me – and still does. A vast number of people don’t ventilate their homes.
This means, that in many cases they rarely (or never) open windows and doors to air the place out.
Why is this a problem?
Put simply, it means that everything builds up. Statistics have shown that the indoor air can be anywhere from 5-10 times MORE polluted that the outdoor air!
The indoor air is not diluted, which can result in dangerous levels of indoor air contaminants, including the deadly carbon monoxide.
If you use pesticides, including plug-ins, the levels of neurotoxins will build up.
It means that levels of volatile organic compounds build up – this is obviously made worse with the use of “air fresheners,” scented reeds and the like.
It means that moisture builds up – from bathing and cooking, but also breathing and perspiring. This can create the right environment for mould to flourish.
*Every day* open your windows and doors to exchange the air.