In this day and age, health has become an all-important matter. Indeed, physical health is an essential element to daily life that one should support as much as possible. The best way to start promoting physical (and mental) health is to start at home. Below are several tips for keeping a healthy home.
Keep It Dry
When one says to keep a house dry, that does not mean to suck all the humidity out of it altogether. A healthy humidity level is typically around 40%. However, one should be quick to mop up puddles in the kitchen or bathroom and address leaks of any kind as soon as possible. A leak, let alone a flood, could quickly cause toxic mold growth.
Keep It Well-Ventilated
Likewise, one should keep their home well-ventilated. Airflow is important for channeling out old air and bringing in new air at a continuous rate. Your HVAC will assist in moving the air and keeping it fresh, given that it is maintained well.
Moreover, you can also improve ventilation by getting rid of clutter. If your house contains rooms with high stacks of belongings on the table or floor or couch, etc., sorting those things out will drastically improve both ventilation and air quality.
Keep It Clean
Once your home is clutter-free, it will be much easier to clean and keep a healthy home. If you can, maintain a regular cleaning routine. Vacuuming, wiping, dusting, etc., can be mapped out weekly on a calendar. If you need an extra hand, work with your family, your landlord, or a cleaning company to keep your home dirt and bacteria-free.
If you keep toxic substances in your house such as insecticides, move them to the garage or garden shed and keep them out of reach of children. If your home was built pre-1976, you could test it for lead or asbestos and have it professionally removed. Remember to install and maintain your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in case of a leak or fire.
Fix Structural Damage
Structural damage to a home caused by soot, termites, or mold could lead to health issues and a compromised house. If you need emergency or general contracting services of any kind, North Arundel Contracting is your one-stop-shop in central Maryland.
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