Healthy Home

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Environmental, Family, Hints, Tips and Advice, Tips and Advice

We all know that keeping your home clean is key, but keeping your home healthy is important as well. Consider the following tips:

Defeat allergens – Use zippered dust-proof casings for pillows and mattresses; the pore space of such casings is so small that dust mites and their waste products can’t get through.

Vacuum properly – Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters to prevent tiny particles of dust from being blown back out into the air.

Change the vacuum filter – Changing the filter is an essential part of keeping dust out of the air and preserving the life of the machine.

Speaking of filters – Never run your heating/air conditioning system without filters, and be sure to change them regularly.

Run your bathroom fan – Running the exhaust fan (and making sure it’s vented to the outdoors) helps remove moisture from this naturally humid room.

Tend to the gutters – Leaky gutters can cause excessive moisture entering your basement or crawlspace. If you don’t have covered gutters, regular litter removal is a must, not only in the fall but all year long.

Use your nose – If you detect a musty smell in your home, inspect closely until you find the source of the smell. The sooner you find the mold, the easier it will be to remove.

Keeping your home allergen and mold free makes it a healthier place for your entire family.

 

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