Do pineapples and onions really work against formaldehyde?
The issue of formaldehyde in homes, as mentioned earlier, has become a significant problem for many people after renovation or moving in. So, how can we effectively address and solve the formaldehyde problem?
Common Folk Wisdom Methods
The common folk wisdom methods mentioned, such as using coffee grounds, tea leaves, bamboo charcoal, pineapple, grapefruit peel, and onion, to deal with formaldehyde, might not be effective solutions. This is because these methods attempt to absorb formaldehyde or mask its odor but do not address the root of the problem.
For example, although bamboo charcoal is known for its adsorption properties, it becomes less effective at absorbing formaldehyde because formaldehyde only resides on the surface of activated charcoal and can be released again when it becomes saturated, causing secondary pollution. Similarly, placing fruit peels can only mask the original odor but does not have any effect on reducing the concentration or breaking down formaldehyde.
Is an air purifier sufficient to deal with formaldehyde?
An air purifier is a common method for addressing indoor formaldehyde. It uses high-efficiency filters to remove airborne pollutants and improve air quality in real-time. However, the purification process can take time, and depending on the indoor area, the air purifier may need to be continuously operated for at least 4-5 hours per day. It may not be able to completely eliminate formaldehyde that is trapped within wooden furniture or materials.
Excessive formaldehyde at home | Professional VOC Removal Service
It is indeed recommended to start from the root cause when dealing with formaldehyde. Completely eliminating formaldehyde sources is not an instant process. To ensure the peace of mind for your family, it is advisable to contact professionals who can conduct comprehensive formaldehyde & VOC tests and develop a customized formaldehyde removal solution. This approach will thoroughly restore clean air quality and effectively protect the health of your family.
Johnson Group offers a professional VOC removal service that utilizes SafePRO® natural, non-toxic materials and RAE® VOC & HCHO Monitor to effectively address and resolve indoor formaldehyde issues.
The service includes the use of the Miele Allergy Vacuum Cleaner to clean wooden furniture and the application of SafePRO® Formaldehyde (VOC) & Odour Remover through space fogging, ensuring the efficient elimination of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds. Upon completion of the service, we provide customers with a complimentary Formaldehyde and VOCs Test Report, allowing them to compare indoor air quality and relevant data before and after the service.
DIY Guide – SafePRO® Formaldehyde (VOC) & Odour Remover
Our patented formula can effectively reduce the presence of formaldehyde (volatile organic compounds), paint, and adhesive residues in the air, while simultaneously eliminating unpleasant odors. It can be used in conjunction with fogging machines or air purifiers to achieve extensive odor control, thereby leading to improved air purification within homes.
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