Here in the Valley we experienced the worst dust storm or haboob that most valley residents remember in recent years. It rolled in and engulfed the valley early evening last week, and the sky turned dark in minutes. We expect the occasional dust storm during our monsoon season but this was one to be remembered. The storm at it’s worst looked like a winter’s snow storm. The dust created from the haboob was deposited in our yards and some made it’s way into our houses on our shoes, clothes, pets and through the small window and door vents in our houses, adding to the indoor air pollution in our homes. Take a look at this amazing video taken by a local photographer of the dust storm fast approaching http://youtu.be/RLGCmnX_yH4
A study by researchers at John Hopkins University found an association between increasing levels of indoor air pollution and the severity of asthma symptoms among children. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. The causes of asthma are complex, but studies suggest that indoor air pollution can trigger asthma attacks.
Reduce indoor air pollution by not allow smoking in the house. Use high-efficiency air filters for your heating and air-conditioning system. Get rid of mold and mildew and do not use scented candles or air fresheners. Do not use spray cleaners or aerosols, and ventilate a room where a fuel-burning appliance is used and, wherever possible, vent to the outside. Use pest control that is hypoallergenic. Ensure that your flooring is cleaned/vacuumed regularly and leave your shoes at the door. Placing a mat inside and outside the door will reduce the amount of dust that enters your home on visitor’s shoes.
At Clean ‘N Fresh Cleaning Service we are on the forefront of new products and procedures to help clients achieve their goals for cleaner indoor environments.
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