Did you know, most of our exposure to environmental pollutants occurs from breathing air indoors? In fact, about 90% of time is spent inside; whether at home, the office, or other buildings – which is why indoor air quality is a significant concern.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the average person receives 72% of their chemical exposure at home – which means the place most people consider safest, is actually exposing them to the greatest amounts of potentially hazardous pollutants.
The scary part? 4.3 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to the household air pollution.
- Aloe – Easily maintained by the most novice gardener, this sun-loving plant helps rid formaldehyde and benzene – common byproducts of chemical-based cleaners and paints. Plus its gel is helpful for burns and cuts!
- Spider Plant – This resilient plant requires absolute minimal maintenance and it battles a lot of toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.
- Gerber Daisy – This colorful bloom will help the air toxins commonly attached to your dry cleaning – place these in your laundry room or bedroom, just make sure it gets LOTS of light to grow properly.
- Snake Plant – Perfect for the bathroom, this plant thrives in low light and humidity. It’s talents include formaldehyde filtering which is common in cleaning products, toilet care, and personal products.
- Warneck Dracaena – Have a room full of varnish and oil – this plant is the perfect addition. It’s easy to grow even without direct sunlight and can grow to 12 ft tall – if you let it!
Don’t forget to give us a call to schedule your air duct cleaning. We’ll give your air duct system a full inspection to determine the level of contamination and follow a precise process for maximum cleaning results. We’re here to help you improve your home comfort!