3 Things to Address to Keep a Healthy Home

2020 is a year where we’re all spending more time at home than ever before.

While this is the safe thing to do, you may have found that you, or members of your family, are still coming down with some symptoms of allergies or the common cold.

To keep you and your family at your healthiest, we recommend addressing some issues in the home while you have this newfound time. Read on to see some simple ways that you can turn your house into a healthy home.

1. Mold

Apart from being quite repulsive, mold can also be hazardous. It can (and will) grow and spread easily throughout the home, and of course, that should be a little cause for concern.

Mold can get you incredibly sick!

Mold grows in humid spaces and in places where the moisture levels in the air are continually changing. Different types of mold range in severity – some can even cause some severe respiratory problems, which is why this is such a significant problem to address.

For those still spending a lot of time at home, you may be noticing a more severe sensitivity to any mold growth inside the house.

Because of the drastic change in the amount of time you are spending indoors, it would probably be a smart time to purchase a dehumidifier for those places that are more prone to excessive mold growth (think bathrooms and laundry rooms.)

Sometimes, unfortunately, it’s too late to prevent the problem. Perhaps you have spotted some mold growth in your home and are unsure what to do next.

In this case, we recommend seeking help from mold remediation specialists who can ensure no further damage will be caused inside your home. This is the easiest and safest way to guarantee you are living in the best possible conditions!

2. Bugs and Pests

While any type of pest is annoying, they can also cause severe health issues within the home. They are highly unsanitary and can spread germs and diseases.

Take this newfound time at home to close up any cracks or holes that may lead to the outdoors. This is the easiest way to prevent outside pests from entering and will also save you some extra money on your electric bill.

Pests are also attracted to filth and food that you may have laying around. If you are worried that some pests may have already managed their way in, you need to clean as much as possible and cut them off at the source.

Worst comes to worst, exterminators and other specialists can help you if the problem is too significant for you to handle on your own.

3. Dust

Many people have an allergy or aversion to dust. If you have been sneezing up a storm inside, there is a good chance that you may suffer from dust allergies.

The big issue with dust is that it can be anywhere. Carpets, curtains, blinds, shelves – any single surface in your home is susceptible to hosting dust and dust mites.

Vacuuming, sweeping, and sanitizing regularly can keep dust levels down to a minimum, and will highly increase the quality of the air you are breathing.

Using non-harmful cleaners inside closed doors is another tip we recommend to prevent any chemical damage to you or your family. Now is the perfect time to commit to a deep-clean throughout your home!

If you take note of all of these tips and make the necessary changes, you will be breathing and sleeping easier, knowing that you are in a safe and healthy home.