In order to create the best possible living environment, you need spaces that are free of dirt, debris, toxins, and bacteria. With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can improve your family’s health. Consider these tips to maintain a safe and healthy home.
Test for Radon
Radon is a gas that is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Radon enters in low-lying areas such as basements and crawlspaces and it spreads into the living areas of your home. Detecting radon gas is necessary to keep your family healthy. Call a professional for a radon test. If radon gas is found in your home, a pro can help you decide the best course of action to maintain a safe and healthy home.
Mold is a fungus that is unhealthy and unsightly. Mold damages any surface where it grows and it causes a variety of respiratory problems. Because mold thrives in moist environments, taking steps to better ventilate your home is helpful.
Install and Maintain Smoke and CO Detectors
Your home probably has smoke detectors installed, but remember to test and maintain these devices. Make certain that your home has at least one smoke detector on each level and one in every bedroom. Also, install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Carbon monoxide gas is poisonous and impossible to detect without a detecting device.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are toxins found in common household products, such as air fresheners and sprays. Use all-natural cleaners instead of commercial cleaning products around the house. When tackling a home-improvement project, shop for VOC-free paints and review the ingredients labels on products you buy.
Filter Drinking Water
Add a filter to your drinking water system. Request a water quality report from your local utility company to better understand what type of filter you may need. Many invisible microorganisms and particles are present in the water that comes out of the tap. Filter the tap water before it’s used for drinking.
Dust Frequently to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Home
Dust and vacuum regularly to remove tiny allergens, bacteria, and particles from the house. When dust collects, irritants build up and spread throughout the air. Invest in a vacuum with a HEPA filter to better remove contaminants from your home. Regular cleaning is important to maintain a safe and healthy home.
Open the Windows Often
To help remove dust, open the window often. The fresh air will help remove toxins caused by cleaning products and mold spores and introduces new air into your home.
Maintaining a safe home is a top priority because you spend a lot of your time in your living space. Follow these steps to maintain a safe and healthy home.