House Plants Help Clean up the Air in Rockwall & Terrell

In between coughs and sneezes, do you ever find yourself wondering why you almost always feel worse this time of year than during the warm weather months?  If so, you are in extremely good company.SPATHIPHYLLUM FLORIBUNDUM

It all starts right here:  on average, and throughout the U.S., indoor air 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.  And with your windows and doors all shut just as tightly as can be, guess what you’re breathing in over and over again:  more indoor pollutants than you care to think about.  Trust us on that one.

Well, you don’t have to take that kind of lung abuse sitting down.  In fact, there are several things you can on your own to freshen up the air inside your home, and one of them is to purchase some (more is better) bacteria-eating house plants.  Yes, there is such a thing, and quite a large number of them, including the following:

  • Arrowhead Vine
  • Boston Fern
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Croton
  • Dumb Cane (turns out it’s not so “dumb” after all)
  • Peace Lily (aptly named, don’t you think?)
  • Philodendron
  • Pothos
  • Spider Plant

There’s your basic “who’s who” of clean-air-promoting house plants.  They actually have two ways of doing their all-important job.  First, they absorb bacteria and other pollutants into their leaves.  From there, the bad stuff travels to the root structure where it’s turned into plant nutrients.  Talk about “waste not, want not!”

In addition, house plants give off a water vapor that attracts polluted air directly to their roots for the same end result.  And a healthy one, at that, for all concerned.  Including the plants.

For professional help in cleaning up the air inside your home, we invite you to contact Absolute Air today or any time at all.  We offer a number of year-round solutions that you can live with most comfortably, and affordably.