Improved Indoor Air Quality from House Plants

Certain indoor plants can absorb gases and help achieve better indoor air quality

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Several people keep certain houseplants, not just for their aesthetic quality of adding color to their indoor environment, but they are also known to be positive as per feng shui, help clean the air and improve the indoor air quality that boosts healing, helps deter illness, and assist in breathing better. A few indoor plants contain specific organic chemicals that can effectively clean the air in your indoor home environment. It is something families should consider when setting up their home and moving in, in conjunction with getting their ac cleaning and air duct cleaning

A plant that fits the aesthetic of your home can easily brighten up and uplift your place. Whenever you pass by it you will feel a sense of positive energy and it motivates you and makes you feel productive. The right house plant can bring your home together and make it your happy place. Bringing some greenery into your home can be exciting and make the place pure. 

Growing plants indoors is a home healthy move because of their ability to clean the air out of carbon dioxide. Their benefits don’t stop there. According to several studies, the average houseplant can remove formaldehyde, benzene, and a host of other toxins that plague typical indoor air. It may be shocking to know but indoor air can also be polluted like outdoor air. Off-gassing from paints, adhesives, and even unsuspected items, such as clothing and tap water, infuse the air we breathe with a host of chemicals, which can cause difficulty in breathing. 

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Plants can capture and absorb gases on the surface of their leaves, which enables photosynthesis. However, apart from carbon dioxide, plants can absorb other gases, including certain volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”), and aid to improve indoor air quality. Some VOCs that certain indoor plants can help eliminate include Benzene (found in tobacco smoke, pesticides, plastic, some fabrics), formaldehyde (found in detergents, cleaning agents, fabric softeners) amongst others. Some of these plants include the following: 

  • Fikus: This plant doesn’t need a lot of light and can be easily maintained. It is quite effective in purifying the air of formaldehyde. However, it should be avoided in homes with pets or small children as its leaves may be poisonous. Homes with young kids and home pets can opt for deep AC cleaning and air duct cleaning instead and can engage professionals such as Moltocare 
  • Spider Plant: This plant can perform photosynthesis under minimal light which is quite remarkable. It is great in absorbing toxins from the air such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, gasoline, and styrene 
  • Peace Lilies: This plant removes toxins, formaldehyde, as well as trichloroethylene from the air

Several VOCs and some indoor air pollutants are often linked to respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis, and in severe cases can even lead to chronic issues such as cancer if there are heavy toxins and low immune systems involved. Phytoremediation is the process of the plants removing these toxic compounds from the air to mitigate the pollution. Households should have these indoor plants to help clean the indoor air as the microorganisms residing in the soil of potted plants are also key in neutralizing VOCs and other indoor air pollutants. However, indoor house plants can’t be relied on as the only solution to achieve optimum indoor air quality. Homeowners/Tenants need to consider deep ac cleaning and duct cleaning to ensure they have covered all bases to eliminate the adverse effects of indoor air pollutants.

A more effective way to improve your indoor air quality is to engage professionals to conduct deep AC cleaning and air duct cleaning that cleans your AC systems and ducts of dust, dirt, debris, and any mold build-up and improves your health more measurably. Benefits from thorough AC cleaning and duct cleaning are varied, including some of the following:

  • Improve the overall health and well-being of you and your family
  • Help reduce allergy and asthma triggers
  • Helps avoid conditions such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Sinusitis & Eczema
  • Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your AC system
  • Improve the indoor air quality of your home and work environment with purer, cleaner air to breathe
  • Lower utility costs by improving airflow

Even though you cannot control the air outdoors but can your indoors with our help.

Your Ac Duct System can be a breeding ground for various bacteria and fungi. Airborne dust and fungi can cause allergic reactions which can be associated with –

 -Chronic Rhinitis


 -Throat irritation

 It can also exacerbate eye conditions such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis, as well as causing problems for contact lens wearers.

A good AC and Duct Cleaning service can provide air filtration, and give you cleaner air indoors. Special filters can also remove bacteria, mold, allergens, and air pollution from the air, making a healthier environment for your loved ones and especially the ones with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

The Global Heat Health Information Network claims that Air conditioning and ventilation systems that are well-maintained and operated should not increase the risk of virus transmission. 

Moltocare specializes in Deep AC CleaningDuct Cleaning and AC Disinfection that helps improves the indoor air quality. They are highly experienced and thorough professionals and offer a free inspection to come assess the present condition of your AC System. Call 800 MOLTO (66586) or 04 8810811 or email us at info@moltocare.ae to book your free inspection today! 
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