Leave the polluted air at the door. Did you know there are house plants that can double as beautiful decorations and help improve the quality of the air inside your home? Indoor air quality (IAQ) is especially important for those who suffer from- or live with those who suffer from respiratory problems. Find out how certain plants can help below:
Don’t receive too much natural sunlight in certain rooms of your home? That’s no problem for the Spathiphyllum, it adapts well to low light. This plant helps to get rid of the VOC benzene which is found in many paints, waxes and polishes. Just be sure to water it weekly!
Brighten up any room of your home with the bold colors of the Begonia semperflorens. This wax plant filters out benzene as well as chemicals produced by toluene.
Do you know what the most prevalent indoor air pollutant is? If you guessed formaldehyde, you’d be correct! The English Ivy, or Hedera helix, helps absorb formaldehyde which is common in wood floors and synthetic carpet dyes.
Worried about the quality of the air inside your house? Contact the experts at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains today! We’ll get you breathing fresher, cleaner air before you know it.