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Protecting Your Home and Family from Germs and Bacteria with These Gadgets

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An increasing number of buyers are willing to pay a premium for technology that makes sanitation and disinfection more convenient than ever. If you’re looking at homes for sale in Wenatchee, Leavenworth, or Cashmere, consider investing in these gadgets to keep your new home bacteria-free.

Air purifiers and indoor air quality (IAQ) monitors

If you’ve yet to invest in a high quality air purifier, now is a good time to do it. These appliances help improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants, allergens, and other small particles in the air.

In most homes, indoor air pollution usually comes from dust, pet dander, cooking smoke, cigarette smoke, car emissions, and wood-burning smoke from the fireplace or BBQ pit can irritate the lungs or trigger allergy symptoms.

Common signs of poor indoor air quality include:

  • Dry and irritated skin, eyes, nose, and throat
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Sinus congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

If you live in a congested metropolitan area with a high level of air pollution, it’s also crucial to monitor air quality inside your home. But in some cases, the air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outdoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is where indoor air quality monitors can come in handy.

An IAQ monitor will help you detect levels of common indoor pollutants in real time and get a better picture of overall air conditions inside your home. This gadget can help you identify culprits like excessive dust to emissions from cooking gas and other sources.

UV lights and lamps

Ultraviolet light has been touted as a safe and effective disinfectant for frequently touched surfaces like tables, kitchen counters, door knobs, and smartphones. UVC light, in particular, has been shown to be highly effective against germs and viruses. This type of UV light can even be used to destroy contaminants in the air and in liquids.

UV light is a chemical-free alternative to common household disinfectants like bleach and hydrogen peroxide, which can corrode metal surfaces and fade fabrics, respectively.

If you want to use UVC light to keep your home bacteria-free, consider investing in a remote-controlled UV lamp to disinfect large areas and a handheld UV light for disinfecting smaller household items like a landline telephone.

You’ll also find UV closets or portable tent-like contraptions that can be placed near the front door, where you can leave your groceries, deliveries, shoes, keys, and other personal belongings for disinfection upon returning home.


If you need deep disinfection for clothes, kitchen towels, and other fabrics, it’s worth looking into the new AirDresser, a self-cleaning, app-controlled closet with 22 cycles for treating wool, linen, down, and delicates. It features a steam-powered sanitation cycle that makes use of a high-temperature jet steam for deep cleaning and disinfection that won’t discolor or damage your garments.

If you’re ready to find a home in Wenatchee and the surrounding communities, you can contact Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties here. You can also reach us at 509.682.7777 and Info(at)CBChelan(dotted)com for inquiries. We’d be more than happy to assist you.