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Apple with ribbon in women's hands on white backlgroundOn behalf of the entire team, here at DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the absolute happiest of holidays! It will come as no surprise to readers of our blog that our company believes strongly in giving the gift of health to your loved ones all year long. So this Christmas, consider how you may offer that gift to your family members and friends.

How can you go about giving the gift of health? To be honest, sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest differences. For example, changing the type of cleaning products you use can go a long way in making the air that you breathe in your home a lot purer. Doing away with products that include volatile organic compounds goes a long way in improving indoor air quality.

On CottageLife.com, Sara Laux champions this view. “While you’re on a cleaning kick, don’t re-pollute your air with artificial scents, which can be irritating to many people,” she recommends, “Look for cleaners with natural ingredients or, better yet, make your own for a fraction of the cost… Go aerosol-free completely, and look for unscented products wherever possible.”

What other gifts can improve indoor air quality? In our last blog, we highlighted the fact that houseplants have a cleaning effect on the air you breathe. Many of them have the ability to filter out air pollutants and remove chemicals from the air. In another article on CottageLife.com, Samantha Sexton reveals which houseplants are most effective in improving the indoor air quality of homes.

Among them are spider plants, English ivy, Boston ferns, peace lilies (which “neutralize toxic gases like carbon dioxide and known carcinogens such as formaldehyde”) and aloe vera. In addition to providing cooling and healing agents for the skin, the aloe vera plant also “filters gas emissions and toxic materials such as benzene, which can be a by-product of household cleaners and paints,” says Sexton.

Is getting your home tested necessary to guarantee the good quality of its air? At DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we definitely believe it’s a good idea. Our Air Quality Services, in addition to many other services that we provide, help to pinpoint problem areas in the home that could be impacting the health of your family. Laux agrees that getting your home tested is important as there are many gases that are undetectable by sight and smell.

They include carbon monoxide and radon. “Both lead paint and radon, an odourless, colourless radioactive gas, can contaminate your indoor air,” she points out, “If your house was built before 1960, have your paint tested for lead. If you do have lead-based paint, keep your house dust-free and have an experienced contractor sand or remove wall coverings or ceilings contaminated with lead.”

Give your family the gift of health this Christmas! Ensuring that your home’s indoor air quality is at its highest will be a great way to welcome in the new year and the many years to come. For more information on our Air Quality Services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-668-3131 or email info@dftechnical.ca.

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