Your family’s wellness is your number one priority. A home should be a relaxing, secure, comfortable place to spend time. Here are a few easy tips to help you maintain a healthy and safe home.
Maintain a Healthy and Safe Home with an Air Purifier
An air purifier removes irritants and contaminants from the air you breathe. You can improve indoor air quality and ease the symptoms of allergy and asthma sufferers by using air purifiers throughout the home. Choose an air purifier with a HEPA filter to trap dust, pet dander, mold, and pollen.
Test Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors save lives by giving family members an early warning in case of fire. Make sure you have smoke detectors in every bedroom and on each level of your home. Test your devices monthly. Change the batteries twice every year to make sure the detectors are always functional.
Install New Door Locks
If you haven’t installed new locks since you purchased your home, it’s well past time to do so. You never know who the previous owner loaned a key to that may not have returned it. The babysitter, a housecleaner, or the real estate agent may still have keys to your property.
New deadbolt locks will help to improve home security. You might even opt for smart locks that can be opened with a keypad or controlled by an app on your mobile device.
Filter the Tap Water to Maintain a Healthy and Safe Home
Tap water may contain chlorine and other contaminants. Request a water quality report from your local utility so you know what types of minerals and chemicals are in your home’s water. With this knowledge, you’ll be better equipped to choose the right kind of filter for your household.
Use Night Lights
Night lights keep family members safer after dark. Extra light in the hallways, bathroom, and kitchen will prevent stumbles when someone needs to be up at night. Better illumination helps young children feel safer and elderly family members navigate the house at night.
Staying Safe in the Kitchen
Household accidents and fires often occur in the kitchen. Practice safety when preparing food. Turn pot handles inward to avoid knocking them off the stove. Never leave cooking unattended.
While heating food, turn on your range hood’s fan. Ventilation removes smoke and cooking odors and helps you breathe easier in the kitchen. Make sure you have a functional smoke detector and a fire extinguisher close by in case a fire breaks out.