We talk endlessly about air pollution outside. But have you thought about air pollution inside the home? Are we sure the air we breathe in our homes is clean? Then it is just a myth.
Nowadays the air inside the houses is in a state of getting polluted anytime. Outdoor air pollution is the villain here too. This problem is especially prevalent in cities. This is more dangerous than we think. It can cause a variety of physical and mental problems. But if we pay attention, we can reduce air pollution to some extent.
Let’s look at some techniques for that…
Home Design – When building a house, make sure that the ventilation & air circulation is smooth. This is possible only if the windows and doors are in the right direction. 20-30% of the floor area should be an open area. If the area is less windy, it can be up to 50%. If there is a shortage of open space, the courtyard can be built to fill the gap. Always keep the windows well ventilated. Placement of windows should be according to the availability of the space and flow of the wind.
Building Materials — Care must be taken to ensure good quality in all the building materials used from bricks to paint. Some inexpensive paints can cause air pollution in hot weather.
Exhaust Fan – An exhaust fan must be installed to flush out poisonous & polluted indoor air. It should be mounted under the ceiling in the opposite direction to the wind. Exhaust fan must be installed in the bathroom, storeroom and kitchen.
Chimney — It is essential to get rid of the pollutants in the kitchen where we cook our food on a daily basis. The chimney should be mounted on top of the gas stove and cooking range. Even utensils used for washing dishes should be kept closed when needed.
Dust – Try to keep out the dust from accumulating inside the house as far as possible. The floor should be wiped at least once a week. Curtains and cushions should be cleaned frequently. The bed and carpet should be cleaned periodically with a vacuum cleaner.
Insect Screen — Insect screens can be placed on windows and doors to keep dust and bacteria from entering into the house. It is better to attach insect screens that can be detached and cleaned.
Pesticides — It is not advisable to apply pesticides to repel pests inside the house. Avoid this as much as possible. This is because they not only kill the pests but also pollute the atmosphere.
Thanks for reading…
By Editor @ realestatefinder.in