Homeowner Seasonal Cleaning Schedule - ASEQ-EHAQ

ASEQ-EHAQ

L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

Homeowner Seasonal Cleaning Schedule

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Homeowner Seasonal Cleaning Schedule

Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB)


In terms of optimizing indoor air quality on a seasonal schedule, here are some general seasonal tips for cleaning for homeowners:

Winter

  • Radon testing.
  • Check and clean or replace on a regular schedule the filters on the furnace, air purifiers and air exchangers, and on your water systems (whole house or individual).

Spring

  • Open windows.
  • Spring cleaning/getting rid of clutter and dust.
  • Check the caulking in the bathroom (the shower, bath), and around all windows.
  • Clear eavestroughs and downspouts.

Summer

  • Use a dehumidifier if your home becomes too humid.
  • Clean or replace air conditioning filters.
  • Deep clean carpets and rugs.

Fall

  • Get your furnace checked.
  • Check chimneys for blockages and get them cleaned if you have a wood stove.
  • Ensure doors and windows are properly sealed.

Resources:

ecolivingguide.ca

Indoor Air Quality – Lung Health Foundation