Keeping Your Family Healthy and Safe
Many of us spend the majority of our time at home, and even more so now that people are working remotely. Make your home a healthy and safe environment that you and your family can enjoy. Here are some tips to promote wellness in the home.
Change the HVAC Filters
The HVAC filter can’t do its job if it’s dirty, and your system will have to work harder to heat and cool your home. Change the filters every 30 to 90 days so they continue to effectively remove pollutants from your home’s air. Stock up on filters and post a reminder on your calendar to make sure you change it on time.
Filter Water to Promote Wellness in the Home
If you’re on a public water system, the water gets treated before coming to your home. However, there is a chance that there are still contaminants. Have a water quality test performed by a licensed professional to know what contaminants you will need to filter out. Some municipalities will even provide a water quality report upon request. Once you know what’s in your home’s water, purchase a filter to remove those specific impurities.
Promote Wellness in the Home by Ordering a Radon Test
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is released from the soil when uranium and other radioactive materials decompose. When exposed to high levels over an extended period of time, radon gas may cause lung cancer.
This gas is odorless and colorless and there is no way to know if it’s present in your home without a test. Hire a professional to perform a radon test so that you can move forward with mitigation if dangerous levels are discovered.
Keep Your Home Clean
It’s important to keep a cleaning routine and regularly remove dirt and allergens from your living spaces. Promote wellness in the home by cleaning it at least once a week. Dusting with a microfiber cloth will ensure that particles are removed and not simply pushed around. Clean frequently touched surfaces like light switches and doorknobs often, as these are hot spots for germs. While cleaning, look for mold and mildew in your home.
It’s easy to make your home healthy and safe for your family. Regularly replace filters and keep your property clean to promote wellness in the home.
Home Inspectors of Columbus provides inspection services in the Chattahoochee Valley. Contact us to schedule an appointment.