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Spring Cleaning Can Transform Indoor Air Quality

David Lesky

The idea of health and wellness focuses so heavily on diet, exercise, and now mental health, but something that gets forgotten is the air we breathe. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) are huge contributors to health, both good and bad. That’s why we exist at Synexis. The idea of improving air quality indoors is something that is the backbone of the company. One areas that can boost IAQ and IEQ is through cleaning, and no time is more synonymous than cleaning than now as spring cleaning is a common theme in houses and in businesses.

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While there is more to improving IAQ than simply cleaning, it can help significantly. Dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, and so much more can accumulate indoors. These agitators trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Thankfully, a diligent cleaning regimen can significantly reduce those airborne irritants and create a healthier environment.

Here are some spring cleaning ideas that can help to improve your indoor air quality:

  • Dust Busting – It’s not just an eyesore, but dust is a potent carrier of allergens and pollutants. Dusting regularly with microfiber cloths or dusters capture dust rather than putting them back into the air. That’s the key; keeping them out of the air.
  • Ridding Areas of Mold and Mildew – Dark, damp spaces like bathrooms, basements, and anywhere else like them are breeding grounds for mold and mildew. As the weather gets more humid around the country, those locations multiply. It’s important to disinfect with mold-killing products to prevent future mold growth. That’s one area Synexis can really
  • Freshening Fabrics – Furniture, curtains, bedding, and more can harbor dust mites and other allergens if not cleaned regularly. Washing fabrics in hot water and vacuuming upholstered surfaces can help quite a bit.
  • Improved Ventilation – Proper ventilation is essential to maintain good indoor air quality. It doesn’t hurt to have a Synexis device either.
  • Eliminating Chemicals – Many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air. Opting for eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning alternatives reduces exposure to these chemicals. Synexis devices are proven against VOCs as well.
  • Maintaining Your HVAC Systems – Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems play a huge rule in regulating indoor air quality. If not properly maintained, they can become breeding grounds for mold, bacteria, and other contaminants. So be sure to change all air filters, clean all air ducts, and schedule regular maintenance.Spring Trivia Answer: The first day of spring is also known as the vernal equinox. On this day, both the northern and southern hemispheres experience 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. This marks the beginning of astronomical spring.

The impact of spring cleaning on indoor air quality can’t be overstated. A comprehensive cleaning routine that targets dust, mold, and other pollutants can help create significantly better indoor air quality. Once a home or building is clean, keeping it that way is something Synexis can help with. Patented Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP®) technology can improve that IAQ in conjunction with cleaning. Cleaning and proper air purification is an investment in the well-being of everyone stepping foot in your indoor environment.

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