The smell of new is a commonly desired odor that many love to smell when they purchase something brand new such as clothes, a car, or even a house! Some people will even go as far as to purchase the scent from fragrance makers to acquire that desired “new” smell. But what if I told you that the new smell that you love is really just composed of a variety of potentially toxic chemicals (VOCs) that produce that “new” odor. Would you still want that smell in your personal environment?
New homes, specifically, can be a breeding ground for chemicals as most of the building materials and construction used in the building process will release VOCs into your home’s air. Glues, formaldehyde, sealants, carpeting and other flooring, and furniture are all key proponents in the added smell in your new home – as VOCs are commonly found in these items. So, we are going to discuss how to detect smells in house and ways to remove that potentially toxic “new house smell” from your home.
- Change Out Air Filter: VOCs are introduced into your home through materials and products in your home and as these items are in your environment your air will collect and gather them into the air which can be potentially hazardous to your health. Your home’s air handling system will work to push these toxic chemicals in the air through the air cartridge to try to mitigate these hazards. Therefore, changing your air filter out regularly will help to get rid of collected VOCs obtained by your VOC air filter.
- Use Natural Products in Your Home: The products you use in your home can also impact the odors and chemicals in your home’s air. Cleaning products, candles, detergent, air fresheners, and other aerosols can dramatically spike the levels of VOCs in your home exponentially. By switching to natural products, especially cleaning products will help to reduce the amount of VOC exposure in your home, be sure to closely look at the ingredients in the products you use to ensure that no toxic chemicals are being released into your home’s air.
- Air it Out: New homes, not only are they constructed with materials that can produce VOCs, but they are also tightly designed to decrease ventilation in an effort to reduce electricity costs. However, poor ventilation can be debilitating when dealing with toxic chemicals in your home. Thus, the importance of having an air purification device in your home is critical to filtering out toxic chemicals and pollutants in your home’s air. The EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System is an effective air purification system that utilizes an earth mineral technology that is reactive against a broad spectrum of chemicals and noxious odors. With a two-stage filtration for both VOC neutralization and particulate removal, the EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System will make your air clean once again.