Refreshing the air inside your home may seem straightforward when you’re dealing with rooms that have plenty of windows and are used frequently. But what about rooms that go untouched for a while or don’t have windows? Let’s explore the rooms that often contain stagnant air and what you can do to improve indoor air quality in those spaces.
Basements are often prone to stale air, mold and indoor pollutants. They typically lack good ventilation and are where people store household cleaners, leftover paint and other chemicals. Because of this, your basement runs the risk of downgrading the indoor air quality of your entire home*.
If your basement has windows, be sure to open them for a few hours—weather permitting—to recirculate fresh air. If opening the windows isn’t an option, try the following:
Another room that probably doesn’t see much attention in your home is the attic. People typically use their attics for storage, making it easy for dust to pile up. What’s more, even a small leak in your roof can lead to attic mold growth.
Here are some simple ways to refresh a poorly ventilated attic:
Looking to tidy up that spare bedroom for last-minute guests? One thing that might not be so easy to remedy is stale air that’s been sitting there.
Be proactive and help get fresher air with these tips: