Top 10 Simple Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Top 10 Simple Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Concerns about outdoor air quality have been the norm since the Industrial Revolution. We are all very familiar with the effects of smog and the depletion of the ozone layer on our environment, however poor quality air in your home also poses a serious threat. Here we will give you some practical tips to improve air quality in your home.

Everything from your central heating to the build-up of damp, mould & condensation, cigarette smoke and aerosols all have a detrimental effect on the indoor environment. As well as having negative health effects, these issues can also have a negative impact on your home itself. Smoke can stain walls, while damp can – if left to its own devices – rot and damage wood and plaster, leading to mould growth.

Unlike the outdoor environment there are no regulations controlling the air quality within our homes. To help you with this the Mould Solutions Team has compiled 10 simple tips to help you keep your home and family safe.

#1. Remove your shoes

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When entering your home, make sure you remove your shoes to avoid bringing pollen, dirt and dust indoors. If you have a porch it is a good idea to leave your outdoor footwear there or just inside the front door if you don’t have a porch.

#2. Eco-friendly cleaning products

Though rarely spoken about, the ‘fragrance’ from many household detergents and cleaning products is actually made up of a concoction of quite potent chemicals. Although you might think that you can prevent this problem by using non-scented cleaning products they actually still contain the same chemicals. The scent of a cleaning product is usually added after it has been manufactured to make it more appealing and ‘smell nice’ when using it in the home. Try to source cleaning products which are environmentally-friendly and work in exactly the same way as cleaning chemicals but without causing damage to your health, check for Organic on the label.

#3. Monitor humidity levels

With the right products, you can monitor the humidity of a given area and ensure mould should most likely not grow there. Ideally, a humidity of 30% to 50% will help to prevent the build-up of mould. Mould Solutions can provide a moisture test to check the humidity in a room.


#4. Ventilation

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Indoor Air Quality Open Window


A quick, easy and free way to improve the air quality of a home and although it may sound simple, but it is highly effective, simply keep windows open wherever and whenever possible, ensuring that there is a healthy circulation of air at all times.





#5. Houseplants

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Another easy, aesthetically pleasing and quick way to ensure good air quality is by having house plants in your home. They work to produce cleaner, fresher air for your home.

#6. Cutting out smoke

Although less & less people are taking up smoking, it remains a main cause of dangerous pollutants being breathed in the home. If you smoke, try to ensure that you do so outside, even if you don’t have children. This is not only damaging the property, it is damaging your own health and affecting those around you.

#7. Clean walls

Both for ensuring that mould is removed and avoided, and for removing invisible particles of dust & dirt, a quick clean of the walls – being careful not to damage the paintwork – can be very useful and effective.

#8. Fixing leaks

Although a major leak is likely to be repaired immediately, you may have areas that are not inhabited very frequently – utility rooms, attics etc – which may have small leaks. The water that can build from a leak may quickly create mould and damp if left undetected. Look up! Sometimes we miss the little things.

#9. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Though houses are required by law to have smoke detectors, their importance in air quality maintenance is underestimated. Ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working and checked regularly – they will detect smoke and harmful gases, as well as heat and fire.

#10. Clean bedding and upholstery

Carpets, bedding and upholstery hold on to odours, spores and other items that might impact negatively on the quality of the air you breathe. Ensure that these are washed regularly.


If you are experiencing mould, damp or condensation issues in your home

contact Mould Solutions today on (01) 8512480 or (083) 845 8090

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Mould and damp issues are often concealed with a lick of paint, but if the underlying

problem isn’t resolved; it won’t be long before the mould returns. It is not too difficult for a seller to disguise a mould problem, there are a huge range of home air fresheners available from scented candles to reed diffusers and room sprays.

Keep your eyes peeled for, water marks on walls (particularly recent-looking stains), or musty smells (particularly in bathrooms, kitchens or other areas with plumbing).


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Mould lurking behind the cupboard under the  sink 


Here are some common places in a home where mould is likely to take hold:


#1 around leaking pipes, windows, or roofs (the constant supply of water gives mould spores ideal conditions to thrive)


#2 tightly sealed buildings (common with new construction and newly fitted windows). This may appear to be a good thing; however it can lead to excess water becoming trapped inside.


#3 homes with poor ventilation, over-watered plants, and housekeeping habits including ignoring dampness and not opening windows.


Mould lurking at the back of a cupboard

Most people wouldn’t dream of buying a secondhand car without a mechanic giving it the once over, however a huge amount of people don’t get a survey done prior to purchasing a house.

The idea that potential buyers may walk blindly into what is probably the biggest purchase of their life shows a peculiar lack of concern for their personal finances.

This lack of concern may possibly be based on the false assumption that the valuation report supplied to the bank to secure a mortgage is confirmation that the property is sound, and in good condition.

This however is not the case. The bank’s concern is solely that the valuation of the property is accurate and likely to withstand the elements for the duration of the mortgage term.


For the sake of a few hundred euros, getting an independent survey done could be the best money you’ll ever spend.

For further information on the treatment and prevention of mould/damp, contact Mould Solutions on

01 8512480


083 8458090


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December 2016


Latest News

As the weather is improving at the moment and the days are longer we find lots of queries still keeping us very busy in relation to Mould Removal.

Mould Solutions are dedicated to removing Mould and improving the air quality in your home and overall aesthetics.

We open the windows a lot more these days as it is not as cold as winter was, but don’t forget, your Mould won’t go away on its own.

To find our more, call Colm today at Mould Solutions, 083 845 8090

or email for your free, no obligation quotation, we even throw in some practical advice too!