While spring cleaning can be a good time to declutter your home, it can also serve an essential function for your health. Spring is the ideal time to check everything from smoke detectors to fire extinguishers to air filters. Home improvement expert Bill McAnally suggests checking your filters to ensure they're clean, as particles can not only affect your pulmonary health but pose a fire hazard.
"We need to clean the air a little bit better than what we think," McAnally says. "We have a tendency to not ventilate enough as well. If you're going to be thinking about cleaning your air a little bit better, or changing the air more often, maybe upgrade your bathroom vent fans."
During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks about spring cleaning with Bill McAnally.