During the colder season, more illnesses are spread and people are more likely to get sick. With a few simple changes around the house, you can promote the wellness of all your family members. Now is the perfect time to make your home healthy and safe.
Cleanliness Makes Your Home More Healthy and Safe
Many people have allergies to common household contaminants like dust, pollen, mold, and dander. Developing a strict cleaning schedule is good for the health of all the home’s inhabitants.
By cleaning the home regularly, you remove allergens that may be making people feel sick. You’ll also stop the spread of mold and reduce germs when you clean frequently.
Check Smoke Detectors Monthly
One of the simplest ways to boost your home’s safety is to press the test button on all smoke alarms once per month. This task only takes a moment but makes all the difference when it comes to protecting your family from a house fire. If the batteries are dead or the devices are broken, you might as well not have them at all. Get your kids to help with this monthly chore so that they will learn what the alarm sounds like.
Test for Radon to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe
Radon is a hidden threat in our homes because it is invisible and odorless. People can live with high levels of radon for years with no symptoms. However, living with high levels of radon is very dangerous and causes 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Have your home tested for radon so you don’t become part of this statistic. Schedule your test soon so you can take the proper mitigation measures if you have levels of 4 pCi/L or higher.
Set Up Air Purifiers
In winter, most everyone spends more time at home. The quality of the air you breathe all day has an effect on your health. To improve indoor air quality, set up air purifiers in bedrooms and common areas. These machines filter out impurities and pollutants to reduce allergies and promote general wellness.