Keeping the Air in & around Your Home Clean in PA, including Wexford, Bradfordwoods & New kensington.

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality Right Away in Northern Allegheny & Butler Counties

Removing shoes will help keep your home clean

Improving the quality of the air you breathe at home begins, like most things, with common sense. Avoid bringing contaminant sources into the home and, when you must, store them outside the home.

One of the easiest things to do is to remove your shoes at the door. Shoes can track in contaminants like lead, dust, asbestos fibers, and pesticides, as well as plain old dirt. Adopt a shoes-off policy for visitors as well, and have a supply of slippers or sandals that visitors can slip on when they enter the front door.

Use plant-based, perfume-free cleaning products

Buy plant-based, perfume-free cleaning products instead of conventional cleaning products. Once difficult to find, many supermarkets and home centers now offer them for sale. Conventional detergents, such as dishwashing liquids and dishwasher detergents, contain petroleum and release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as they are being used. Avoid them in favor of more environmentally safe products.

Recommended brands include: Ecover, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Seventh Generation, Earth Friendly, Green Works (Clorox), Method, and Dr. Bonner's. Or, make your own cleansers. White vinegar works fine for light cleaning jobs and kills bacteria. Pastes made from baking soda are useful as well.

Store solvants outside the home

Store paints, solvents, and pesticides, outside the home, ideally in a shed or detached garage. If that's not possible, an attached garage is the next best storage place. Avoid storing the above-mentioned items in basements or crawlspaces because gases that escape from loosely closed bottles and containers can find their way into your living space.

Always seal containers tightly, and donate or properly dispose of supplies you no longer need. When buying new supplies, purchase only what you need for the job, and opt for products that release little or no VOCs. Some major paint manufacturers, including Sherwin-Williams, Olympic, and Benjamin Moore, now offer zero-VOC products.

Kennihan's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can help evaluate your home in Bradfordwoods, Wexford, Cranberry, New Kensington, and neighboring areas such as New Castle, Gibsonia, Butler, Allison Park, Beaver Falls, Beaver, and more. Also check out our home energy audit to diagnose your home's energy problems.

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Serving PA including the Greater Bradfordwoods area
Our Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Allegheny County, PA
Allison Park
Bairdford
Bakerstown
Bradfordwoods
Cheswick
Gibsonia
Glenshaw
Natrona Heights
Pittsburgh
Russellton
Sewickley
Tarentum
Warrendale
Wexford

Cities in Armstrong County, PA
Cadogan
Ford City
Ford Cliff
Freeport
Kittanning
Manorville
Worthington

Cities in Beaver County, PA
Baden
Beaver
Beaver Falls
Fombell
Freedom
New Brighton
Rochester

Cities in Butler County, PA
Butler
Cabot
Callery
Chicora
Connoquenessing
Cranberry Twp
East Butler
Evans City
Fenelton
Harmony
Karns City
Lyndora
Mars
Petrolia
Portersville
Prospect
Renfrew
Sarver
Saxonburg
Slippery Rock
Valencia
West Sunbury
Zelienople

Cities in Lawrence County, PA
Ellwood City
New Castle

Cities in Westmoreland County, PA
New Kensington

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