The average adult breathes in 20,000 liters of air every day. Within those 20,000 liters are pollutants from automobiles, industrial plants, and various other sources. Breathing in such pollutants can cause a number of different respiratory problems and even cancer. While there isn’t much we can do about the air outside, there are steps we can tell our clients to take to make sure the air within their home is clean.
Much like they protect their home with Connecticut homeowners insurance they need to protect the air within their home with these simple tips:
Keep things that cause pollution out of the home. Secondhand smoke is among the most dangerous air pollutants, so do not allow smoking indoors. Also, avoid storing certain chemicals and allowing excess moisture in the home.
Install a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is also one of the most dangerous air pollutants and it claims the lives of hundreds of people each year. Without a carbon monoxide detector, it can go unnoticed as it is a colorless and odorless toxic gas. To avoid exposing the home to high carbon monoxide levels do not leave the car idling running in the garage.
Test for radon. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer overall. Much like carbon monoxide, radon is a colorless and odorless gas which can only be found by testing. Second-hand smoke, carbon monoxide, and radon are the three most deadly air pollutants in the home and folks must take steps to protect themselves as well as their family. You should also fix leaks, clean air conditioners and dehumidifiers, and properly ventilate your home to improve air quality.
May is Clean Air Month which makes it a great time to make sure the air in your home is clean.