Pathways to Create a Healthier Home
Even immaculately cleaned homes can be unhealthy. To create a healthier home, you have to find avenues to alleviate potential hazards. With some simple solutions, you can keep your family safe and make the most of your home.
Hydrometers and dehumidifiers
Because basements are often damp, they can breed different types of mold. The produced mold spores can get into the air. The polluted air makes it difficult for allergy suffers and asthmatics to breathe easily. Notably, if your basement has a distinct odor, it likely has mold.
It is crucial to keep an eye on humidity levels in your basement to ensure mold does not develop. Purchase a hydrometer to record the humidity in the basement to see if your humidity is at the desired level. If your basement is too humid, you can purchase a dehumidifier to pull unwanted water out of the air.
As mentioned, humidity levels can wreak havoc in your home. One potential problem area is the bathroom. To keep mold and mildew from climbing the walls of your shower, you need a way to negate the extra moisture. A bathroom exhaust fan can prevent the bathroom from being unhealthy by venting air outside.
You can create a healthier home by ventilating it. Simply by opening doors and windows, you can let fresh air into your home. Fresh air from outside helps keep stale air at bay.
It is necessary to have your duct work routinely cleaned for your ventilation system to remain at peak performance. Cleaning the duct helps your system work efficiently and filter out unwanted dust.
Water filtration systems
Most water in industrial countries are free of foreign substances; however, that does not mean that it is perfectly filtered. Harsh minerals can make it through the purification process. While not dangerous, these minerals can build up and dry out your skin. You can add a filter to your tap to prevent these minerals from getting into your drinking water.
Create a healthier home by installing an air purifier in your home. An air purifier sanitizes indoor air. It can remove dust, pet dander, and mold from the air, so you have an easier time breathing. They are highly effective, but they cannot remove particles found on soft surfaces like your chair and sofa.
It is essential to select an air purifier with a Hepa filter to remove the most particles from the air. A Hepa filter will help remove mold and pet dander, but it is only effective if used correctly.
Room size plays a central role in the effectiveness of your air purifier. Choose an air purifier built for the size of the room you are placing the appliance. A small air purifier covering 200 sq ft placed in a large room (covering 201 sq ft or more) will not be as effective as if placed in a smaller area.
Natural Cleaning Products
Chemical cleaning products can be harsh and cause problems for people with allergies. The particles remain in the air unless filtered or sanitized. Select cleaners with natural ingredients to create a healthier home.