Maintaining the optimal air quality in a home is not always an easy task. Naturally, if given the opportunity, bacteria, mold, and various other pollutants
Fight Mold With House Plants
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The air in our homes can become up to 30% more polluted than air outside from over recycling. That is a scary thought when you of the amount of time we spend inside our homes. Many species of indoor plants can actually help absorb mold and spores. Studies have shown that rooms with air-filtering houseplants can improve this air quality by 60%. It is highly recommended to keep one good sized house plant per 100 square feet to help clean polluted or dirt-filled air. Plant leaves are a filtration device, and the bigger the leaves the more air the plant is able to filter.
The top-rated plant for removing bacteria and mold spores from the air, and break down and neutralize toxic gases. These tropical natives require indirect sunlight and require minimal attention.
Ferns love to clean air! They thrive in colder environments with a higher humidity level, and need a moist soil to thrive and grow. Easy care with only one good soak per month needed.
If you are a known plant-killer then this is the plant for you! Snake plants love drier climates and warm light. They can grow quite tall and are a great plant for a room with windows.
This is a great plant to keep around if you or your kids often incur small cuts or burns. Inside each leave is a thick clear gel that carries a lot of healing properties. Aloe Veras love the light and are tough.
A great plant for your air, but stay away from this one if you have pets as it is toxic to smaller, furry friends. With over 40 species, these tough plants can grow tall and would work great in an office setting.
If you think there is mold in your home there probably is! Get a professional mold test today.
Although houseplants do not prevent all mold from forming in your home or office, nor do they reverse serious mold problems, they can be one little step in preventing harmful mold from getting out of hand. If you have a serious mold problem, the first step is getting your home tested. Contact us today and get to the bottom of your mold problem.
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