No matter if you’re a first-timer or a veteran, as a parent, you always want your child to be in the safest environment possible. Most of the time, you’d assume that you’d have to protect them from outside factors, but what about the harmful factors inside your home? You have to make your indoor air quality safe for your baby.
Is Your Indoor Air Quality Safe for Your Baby?
You’ll want to watch out for these materials that could negatively affect the IAQ in your baby’s nursery.
When decorating your baby’s nursery, make sure to avoid using paints that contain VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) or strong, harmful odors. Paint can give off gas from months, sometimes even years, and ones containing VOC’s can expose your baby to harmful chemicals that can cause respiratory problems.
Thick Pile Carpeting
While a plush carpet may add a cute touch of softness to the room, it will also hold onto allergens and dust particles that can affect your baby’s breathing. Ditching carpeting completely is the safest, but if you can’t, opt for low pile carpeting that is easier to clean and sanitized.
Dirty HVAC Units
If there is a window AC unit in your baby’s room that is older than three years, replace it with a newer unit. Older units will probably have a build-up of mold spores that can blow into your nursery. If you have a central HVAC system, make sure to change the air filter each month.
Regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance can keep your indoor air quality safe for your baby. Air Treatment Company offers maintenance plans to ensure your HVAC system is always working well and providing your family with safe, healthy air. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 703-938-0550.