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Healthy Kitchens

Posted On: March 27, 2015

Ventilation. Kitchen design. Air quality.

What do these three things have in common? Healthy living! You might ask yourself, how is that possible? How can my kitchen make me healthy? Well, it’s simple.

Cooking in the kitchen can produce a variety of harmful by-products like heat, smoke, grease, and odors. All of this can make someone uncomfortable while in the kitchen and it will also ruin the appearance of one of the most used rooms in your home. Cooking alone can generate one gallon of grease by-product per year, not to mention unwanted odors that can linger for days and soak into fabrics, carpets, and clothing. So, if you are not ventilating, these particles will eventually settle on your cabinets, backsplash, and countertops, destroying the finishes. All of these factors put together can also cause health problems, like allergies and asthma.

We can go on and on about poor air quality and what causes it, but what prevents it?

  • Effective Kitchen Design that will work best for the homeowner.
  • Ventilation and having the right range hood that will keep the air clean in your kitchen.

Here are some benefits of adequate kitchen ventilation:

  • Minimizes accumulation of cooking odors and grease in curtains.
  • Decreases mildew, peeling and discoloration of wallpaper due to moist air and contaminants.
  • Prevents finish damage by reducing the condensation of acidic contaminants on cabinets.
  • Removes excess cooking heat and household chemical “outgas” from your kitchen.
  • Reduces mold and bacteria build-up on countertops and cooking areas.
  • Lessens the circulation of spores and pollen from household plants that can aggravate allergies.

Say good-bye to the pollutants and research proper ventilation for your kitchen to keep you and your family healthy.

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