Houseplants can help maintain indoor air quality

Houseplants can help maintain indoor air quality

If you have concerns about the quality of the air inside your home or business, we would be happy to send one of AirMD’s specialists out to check out the situation. We can then determine if mold testing, VOC testing, formaldehyde testing or even allergy testing would be appropriate. But wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t need us?

There are proactive steps you can take to keep your interior environment safe and healthy. One simple – and attractive – way to do that is to bring houseplants into your home or office. All plants will clean the air, but some are better at removing unhealthy chemicals like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

According to HGTV, among the Top Plants for Cleaning Indoor Air are:

  • English ivy, which they report, “is a classically elegant choice that is also excellent for removing harmful chemicals found in the home. It can grow in full shade to full sun, can be trained into shapes, and with proper care, it is likely to survive for several years.”
  • Bamboo palm (also known as a reed palm), is a great choice they say, because it doesn’t like too much direct sun and it has “the added benefit of aiding in the removal of harmful elements such as benzene and formaldehyde.”
  • The Dragon Tree has a cool name and HGTV says, “With a leaf color that ranges from green to purple, this plant would be a gorgeous addition indoors or outdoors. It would also fit right in at the office, as it can tolerate low light.”
  • Mother-in-law’s tongue (also known as a snake plant) is a good choice according to HGTV, because it, “can survive in some of the toughest conditions, including a wide variety of temperatures and light conditions.” Just don’t overwater it, they caution.

As the experts at HGTV point out, “Since Americans spend most of their time indoors, healthy air quality should be a top priority.” The environmental testing and consulting services we offer at AirMD can ensure that the indoor air you breathe is safe. Our dedicated professionals are ready to assist you – whether you are concerned about the need for mold removal in Boca Raton, Fl or asbestos inspections in Jacksonville.

Call 1-888-462-4763 for more information.

By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Air Quality Testing