Healthy Home Living
In a normal world without a global pandemic, we are already spending close to half of our lives at home. With the use of modern technologies and location services, we have found that people are doubling this time spent at home with minimal movement to different locations. Therefore if home used to be just a place to eat and sleep this has probably changed! This spike of increased time spent at home has outlined the importance of home for many of us. We are here to let you know that a healthy home is everything! There are direct correlations to your personal health and your home that you probably did not know about. Besides, who doesn’t want a healthy and clean home to live in?
Unhealthy Home Hazards
In many cases, most of us do not know what could be making a home unhealthy. There a many things to look out for in your home that can actually make it hazardous. Four of the biggest home hazards to keep an eye on are, carbon monoxide, radon, mold and water leaks. These four things can have a direct impact on your health. Do not be worried though, here is how to prevent these common household issues from being a real problem.
First of all it is never a bad idea to have your home inspected for these issues so that you know what problems you need to tackle. If you are dealing with abnormally high radon levels in your home, consider installing a ventilation system(s) in your home. Having a ventilator in your home regardless is not a bad idea for airing out your home and maintaining the health of your home. Another thing to consider is installing screens on your windows and have them regularly open to air out your home and release hazardous gasses and other things from your home. Just doing this can go a long way to reduce the radon levels in your home, therefore a ventilator is not absolutely necessary to tackle this issue.
Many of you have probably hear of the dangers of carbon monoxide in your home. Carbon monoxide can be produced by burning coal, wood, propane and natural gasses. While burning coal will be less common in modern homes today, you will be surprised how much the other contributing factors can impact your home. Consider installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Most importantly, you want to install them in your kitchen and bedrooms. This is a good way to always have carbon monoxide detection in your home for you can not detect this with the naked eye.
Mold might be the most common issue that everyone will deal with at some point in their lives. While not all types of mold pose a serious threat to your health, nobody wants mold build up in their homes. While mold can be detected by just looking for it, a thorough inspection of your home can help you find mold in places you might have not looked. Mold prevention can be tricky for there are a handful of factors that cause build up. Some common ways to prevent mold are, controlling the humidity levels in your home, keeping things inside your home dry, install mold-resistant products in your home, and improving the air flow in your home.
Water leaks are also very common in homes. Water leaks can mostly contribute to mold build up in your home. A leak of any sort in your home does not make for healthy home. Water leaks can be very easily combatted by sealing cracks in your home or any other places where your home is exposed to water. Cleaning gutters is also very important to maintain water leaks and proper draining of your home. Regardless, you may want to have an inspection done so that you are not missing any places where water may be leaking into your home.
Maintaining a Healthy Home
Now that we know we know what can prevent us from having a healthy home, let’s dive into what you need to do to maintain a healthy home.
If you aren’t doing this already, you should! Always keep your home clean. This may seem like a no-brainer but many people are not actually taking the necessary steps to keeping a truly clean home. A lot of us are great at doing surface cleans but there is much more to it than that. The part we most commonly miss out on is regular deep cleans. Deep cleaning is crucial to maintaining a healthy home. During a deep clean, the main focus should be to get to areas where you normally wouldn’t clean when doing regular surface cleans. Along with this you will want to regularly dust and vacuum your home. Dusting can improve the air quality in your home and help with the need for ventilation.
Always be on the lookout for home improvement! Home improvement can not only benefit you in the long run but can also help you manage and maintain a healthy home day to day. Things like structural improvements can help you combat the outside elements of your home and also prevent things like pests from coming in.
If you want to make sure you are really promoting healthy home living, you can always count on us at Green Army Healthy Home and Pest Solutions. Our founders have over two decades of experience in this industry and will never let you down. Call us today if you want to get the most out of healthy home living!