Winter is indoor time and for most of us, over 80% of our time spent indoors, in doing so we are exposed to the cocktail of indoor influences that make up our daily indoor air quality. With the windows and doors tightly closed we create an air containment zone that is different in each home or workplace. How we manage humidity, heat and cleaning has everything to do with the concentrations of indoor air pollutants.
What does clean actually smell like?
In an ever increasing polluted indoor and outdoor environment it is no wonder many individuals struggle with sensitivities and long-term respiratory problems. Over time we have been programed to understand what clean actually smells like. My childhood memories are rooted in the smell of mom and grandma dousing the floors and bathrooms with aromatic chemicals that boldly stated “this is what clean looks like” or more importantly smells like. Truly, chemicals and chemical air fresheners mask underlying air quality issues and are not related air purification.
Realistically if you detect an odor issue, the problem likely relates to a housekeeping issue or an underlying air quality contamination source. Why not consult with an indoor air quality specialist if your family are having symptoms, which may include headaches, running nose, burning eyes sore throat and chronic sneezing. Children and elderly individuals can be most at risk regarding air quality.