Plants to Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Published on March 10, 2017 If you want to improve your indoor air quality, a quick call to Hammond Plumbing & Heating will do the trick. What you may not know is that you can easily increase the efforts of any indoor air quality equipment while adding a trendy calm to your home. How? Head to your community nursery! Many houseplants have been shown to eliminate or trap toxins and raise indoor air quality. Don’t think you have a green thumb? Fear not, these plants demand minimal care. Check a couple of them out! Peace Lily Peace lilies can literally absorb mold spores using their leaves. The spores are then circulated to the roots and are used as food for the lily. This feature, and their need for very little light, make peace lilies a great option for bathrooms. They can provide support in keeping bathroom surfaces free of mildew and are also known to absorb harmful vapors created by alcohol and acetone. Spider Plant If you suffer from allergies, or someone who lives in your home does, a spider plant could be best for your home. Not only are they absolutely easy to grow, but they absorb mold and other allergy triggers. They can even absorb traces of carbon monoxide produced by home appliances and formaldehyde, which is included in many cleaning products. Aloe Vera Aloe Vera is a true must when it comes to keeping your home healthy. It helps remove airborne benzene given off from paint and some chemical cleaning solutions. Not only does aloe vera improve air quality, the gel in its leaves is wonderful for treating minor cuts and burns. What makes this plant even better? While it works hard to take care of you, you have to do very little to take care of it. No green thumb needed. Want to discuss doing more to enhance your indoor air quality? Give Hammond Plumbing & Heating a call. We can assist you with everything from air purifiers to air filters to germicidal UV light systems.