Essential Air Quality Issues for the Modern Home

Essential Air Quality Issues for the Modern Home

The following contribution is from another author.

One of the things that we can expect from the home of the future is a property that is healthy for the people that live there. Of course, an element of this is air quality, something that can affect the allergies, and respiratory health of those living in a home. Happily, there are plenty of easy tactics you can use to keep the air quality in your house as high as possible. Read on to find out what they are 

Rubbish disposal 

One of the most considerable problems for air quality within the home is having somewhere convenient to store rubbish. Of course, some householder deal with this by having their central rubbish storage outside. Although this can be less than covenant if you are in the middle of cooking or cleaning. 

Another more practical way to deal with rubbish is to have at least some bins and recycle bins indoors but make sure that they are in lidded contains. In fact, you can also get bin deodorizer that will help eliminate the associated smell. 

Although, it is worth noting that see themselves often contain potent chemicals which can also be a trigger for respiratory health issues or allergies. Something that means frequent emptying and cleaning may be a better solution for the home. 


Next, when it comes to home air quality keeping the drain in your property free from blockages is an essential strategy. This is because if a drain becomes blocked, usually with hair of food debris, it can cause an issue with smell. 

In fact, a blocked drain will also catch water. Therefore you will you have the problem of rotting debris, and also of standing water.  Which can smell, and also be very unhygienic. 

To that end, being careful what you flush down the drain in your home is essential, as is using drain cleaners or ‘snakes’ when you do notice a blockage. 

Of course, if you try these methods and are still stuck with a problem getting a blocked drains specialist in to help you is the next step. In fact, such specialists will have access to a range of modern equipment such as CCTV. Something that can help identify the blockage and clear it quickly. Fast returning your home to an odor-free and hygienic space. 


Finally, do not forget that all the fabrics in your property are the perfect home for dust mites, dust particles, and allergies. Sadly, this means that even if your drains and rubbish are taken care of, the air quality in your house can be poor. 

With that in mind, it is essential to take two steps to purify the air in your home better. The first is to keep fabrics, including carpets and rugs as clean and dust-free as possible. Something you can do with regular washing, and even by using a vacuum with a HEPA filter

Additionally, selecting an air purification unit is also a smart idea. In fact, these often dorm with HEPA filter as well which trap dust and particles and ensure they are no longer circulating in your home. Something that will make sure the air quality in your property stays as high as possible.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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