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Fall Tips: Cleaning Up Summer Debris


Summer leaves behind some debris. Between barbecues, lots of outdoor gatherings, gardening, landscaping, and increased pollen accumulation, the season can really leave its mark.

While it might not be something you’ve thought too much about in the past, once you start to focus on it, it’s easy to see the impact in your yard and your home.

Thankfully, it’s easy to clean up some of the debris left behind. Today we’ll talk about a few things you can do to help clear out summer debris and to help ensure that you have a clean home and clean air.

Replace Your Air Filters

Replacing air filters is a common tip when it comes to clean air and indoor air quality; however, too often this isn’t done frequently enough. You should always change your air filters at least every 60 to 90 days, but during the summer months, it’s important to replace your air filters more frequently.

By ensuring that your air filters are clean, you’ll keep particles, allergens, and pollutants from circulating throughout your home’s air supply. After a season with many extra pollutants, your air filters are likely in need of a good change. So, make sure that you check and replace your air filters this fall as one easy way to help ensure that you have clean air.

Utilizing Non-Toxic Chemicals

As you work to clean away dust, pollen and other buildups within your home, try to always use non-toxic chemicals. Whatever you use to clean can have an impact on your home’s air quality, so try to limit the chemicals that you bring into your home.

There are a number of natural and effective cleaning solutions including vinegar and water, tea tree oils and baking soda. These are easy to make and can leave your home clean and smelling fresh. So, be thoughtful about what you’re using to clean your home in order to minimize the chemicals and improve your indoor air quality.

Don’t Forget to Check For Gas Leaks

As you’re cleaning up and focusing on getting your home and air clean this fall, it’s always a good idea to check for any gas leaks. Obviously, gas leaks can present serious health and safety issues.

As a result, it’s important to locate them and address them as soon as possible. While you work to clean up summer debris and to improve your home’s air quality, take a moment to make sure that everything is working properly and that you don’t have any gas leaks in or around your home.

We hope that you had a great summer filled with lots of outdoor time and special events with family and friends. That said, after such an eventful season, it’s important to clean your home and yard of any debris left behind, especially any debris that affects your home’s air quality.

Hopefully, these tips will help you to have clean air, free of any lingering debris. If you have any concerns or questions about your home’s air quality, call Albert Nahman Services today at (510) 876-9725 .

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