Allergy sufferers brace yourselves! Spring is just a few short weeks away and that means itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing will be here before we know it. But this year you don’t have to succumb to the symptoms - find out how you can fight back by placing a few houseplants around your home.
Golden pothos: also known as the devil’s ivy, this plant is great for getting rid of formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene and even carbon monoxide. It is however, toxic to animals so keep them away from dogs and cats.
Bamboo Palm: this plant requires a bit of maintenance, but it’s well worth it. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, and place it in area that receives indirect sunlight to bring out its air purifying capabilities.
Dracaena: some people refer to this one as “Janet Craig,” a nickname derived from a prominent nurseryman’s daughter. This plant’s shiny deep-green leaves are renowned for trapping allergens.
Peace Lily: it’ll add a sense of decor and create an ambiance in any room of the house and this plant will help keep allergic reactions to a minimum.
In addition to placing these houseplants around your home, we also recommend considering a permanent indoor air quality solution. After all, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims low indoor air quality as being a major potential health risk factor with the effects posing a number of potential health issues such as colds, sore throats, headaches, nausea as well as potentially aggravating the symptoms of people who already suffer from asthma, allergies and breathing difficulties.
Don’t suffer this season! Contact the indoor air quality specialists at Uptown Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today.