The team at Alba Painting LLC recognizes that people want a higher air quality for their home’s interior. We specialize in interior painting and create beautiful spaces that are safe to breathe using low or non-VOC paint.
You may have heard of VOC’s before but are not sure what it means. We are providing this article today to teach you about VOCs and how to prevent them.
What are VOCs?
VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds. These compounds vaporize easily at room temperature and turn into gas once evaporated. VOCs are commonly found in gas, perfume, wood, cleaning products, and paint. These compounds can have harmful effects on your health depending on how much is inhaled and how intense your exposure is.
Are all VOCs dangerous?
Many different sources emit VOCs; however, not all of them are harmful. Some sources are natural such as plants and animals, whereas the harmful sources are new cars, paints, cleaning products, computers, and more. If consumed in excessive amounts, these compounds can have serious health effects such as nausea, dizziness, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. If you follow the list below, you should be able to avoid these compounds.
How to prevent VOCs.
- Identify the source of the smell. If you have a good smell, check out some of the items in your home that give out a smell and identify them. An air quality testing professional can check your home if you are uncomfortable doing this.
- Choose VOC-free products. When you choose air fresheners, candles, perfumes, and cleaning products, go natural and organic to avoid products with VOCs.
- Go natural. Choose an organic material for your shower curtain and furniture when you are shopping. Going natural can reduce VOCs and allow for a cleaner breathing environment.
- Proper ventilation of your living spaces. It is essential to keep proper ventilation in your home. Keeping a few windows open or running the fan will allow for more airflow and rid your home of any VOCs.
- Consider an air purifier. If you want the cleanest air possible, an air purifier is the best way to go. This can recycle your air and keep it clean for everyone to enjoy.
- Clean more frequently. Instead of dusting and vacuuming every once in a while, we recommend doing it every two weeks.
- Use low or non-VOC paints. One effortless way to reduce the number of VOCs in your home is to use low or non-VOC paint.
Contact Alba Painting LLC to have your home painted with low or non-VOC paint!
If you are interested in using a low or non-VOC paint option, contact Alba Painting LLC. We can provide your home with the colors you want and keep the VOC levels low while doing so.