Clean Humidifiers and Air Conditioners Frequently

903Clean your humidifiers and air conditioners in your home often. Dirty filters can cause bacteria and mold to grow; and breathing in that dirt can trigger allergies and asthma. Even if you aren’t prone to those issues, bacteria and mold can bring on flu-like symptoms or even lung infections in otherwise healthy people.*

Clean your air humidifiers and air conditioners according to their manual. If you have central air, consider hiring a professional to rid your ducts and hoses of mold spores. Breathe healthier today!

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*http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/eco-friendly/how-to-improve-your-indoor-air-quality/
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Reduce Your Risk of Mold

moldThe risk for mold and bacteria growth in your home increases as moisture builds up. To prevent moisture buildup in your home, be sure to properly ventilate vulnerable spaces like your attic, basement and crawl spaces. Ideally, these spaces should maintain a humidity level that is below 50 percent.*

Running a dehumidifier in your basement or installing proper roof insulation throughout your attic are preventative measures that can lock out moisture. If you notice any mold growth in vulnerable spaces like your basement, attic or crawl spaces, turn to an expert for proper and safe removal.

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*http://blog.moldinspectionsciences.com/2012/05/11/attic-mold-common-causes-and-cures/
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Clean Humidifiers and Air Conditioners Frequently

airClean your humidifiers and air conditioners in your home often. Dirty filters can cause bacteria and mold to grow; and breathing in that dirt can trigger allergies and asthma. Even if you aren’t prone to those issues, bacteria and mold can bring on flu-like symptoms or even lung infections in otherwise healthy people.*

Clean your air humidifiers and air conditioners according to their manual. If you have central air, consider hiring a professional to rid your ducts and hoses of mold spores. Breathe healthier today!

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/eco-friendly/how-to-improve-your-indoor-air-quality/
Photo | pc richards – installation gone amuck of air conditioner – Nova Scotia July 4 wknd 2008 362.jpg | ©Scott | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

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Tea Tree Oil for Mold

If there’s mold in the tub, no one likes to clean it because of the harsh chemicals needed. Try making your own natural mold and mildew cleaning spray with tea tree oil. It’s a great natural cleaner that is safe, non-toxic, and the smell is better than bleach. It is not on the cheap side, but it’s worth it to keep chemicals out of the home. Simply mix 2-3 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and go to work. Make sure to spray a liberal amount and there’s no need to rinse.[1]

When it comes to cleaning your home, look for natural remedies than the harsh chemical treatments. They are safer for you and your family.

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Dr. Kim

[1]http://greenopolis.com/goblog/litegreen/use-tea-tree-oil-eliminate-mold-and-mildew
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Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth

Any sign of mold or mildew needs to be taken care of as soon as possible! If left alone, they can eat up walls and furniture as well as cause allergies and other health risks to those living in the home. To prevent the growth of mold and mildew you need to keep your house clean, dry and ventilated. Places like the bathroom need to be kept clean and ventilated because of all the trapped moisture on the walls and in the air. Before the cold rainy seasons hit, do a routine check to see if there is any mold build-up in or around the house. [1]

Though small patches can be cleaned easily, contact professionals as soon as you can if you see large patches starting to grow. The wait isn’t worth the risk.

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[1]http://www.ehow.com/how_4478219_eliminate-prevent-mold-mildew.html
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The Incredible Benefits of Salt Lamps

Salt lamps are powerful ways to detoxify your homes. The average American spends 65 to 90 percent of their life indoors, and inside environments can be five times more polluted than outdoor ones! Salt lamps emit negatively charged ions to decrease indoor pollutants like bacteria, fungi, pollen, dust mites, animal dander and mold. They are natural air purifiers and ionizers that don’t require a large up-front investment or costly filter replacements.*

Get a salt lamp today. They not only look great but also have many health benefits for your indoor environment.

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Dr. Kim

* Kreydin, Amy. “Environment Benefits of Salt Lamps.” http://greenliving.suite101.com/article.cfm/salt_lamps