Did you know that your home’s indoor air can be many times more polluted than the air that you breathe while walking down the sidewalk? The Environmental Protection Agency cites poor indoor air quality as a significant health risk to U.S. households and businesses. As more people self-isolate in their homes due to the novel coronavirus, achieving good indoor air quality becomes more important than ever. Cleaning surfaces throughout your home is an effective way to improve indoor air quality. Here are some all-natural, do-it-yourself (DIY) cleaners that you can make from ingredients that you likely have in your pantry right now.
Furniture Polish and Cleaner
The dust that commonly settles on wood furniture can aggravate respiratory issues. Polishing your furniture with a homemade cleaner that’s made from just three ingredients delivers a more sanitary environment without harming your furniture.
Mix together these ingredients.
One-half cup of vinegar
One-quarter cup of olive oil
One tablespoon of lemon juice
Disinfecting Countertop Cleaner
Strong acids are known to kill bacteria and viruses on countertop surfaces, and vinegar is one of the strongest acids found in nature. Soak some lemon peels in vinegar overnight. The resulting cleaner is a combination of vinegar and limonene that disinfects and cuts through grime on counters and sinks.
All-Purpose Floor Cleaner
You bring dust, dirt, and grime into your home each time that you return from a run with your dog or a walk to your local market. Germs inevitably collect on your floors. If you have hard floor surfaces, you’ll want to clean them with a natural yet powerful DIY floor cleaner.
After mixing these household ingredients, you're ready to mop your floors.Two cups of hot water
One-half cup of vinegar
One-quarter cup of rubbing alcohol
Three drops of plain liquid dish soap
Besides taking your cleaning routine to the next level, you’ll want to make sure that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is working optimally. Remember to change your filters every 30 days. Also, have your unit regularly serviced by a licensed HVAC company such as Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air in DeSoto County, MS.
Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air provides both heating and cooling tune-ups and has a strong focus on maintaining indoor air quality. We've been serving homes in your area since 1983. For an appointment, call us today at (662) 269-0851.