It’s easy for us to suggest all the remodel ideas under the sun. However, when it comes to creating a healthier home, we often negate the import. We think a happy home is one with a newly remodeled kitchen or bathroom. However, healthier homes are always happier ones.
One area of particular trouble for us is the amount of iron found in our well water system. Water filtration is essential to making this water drinkable and far healthier for our family. A lot of people don’t realize the benefits of filtering their water and as such are risking the health and well-being of those they love (including their pets). But, water isn’t the only health issue we find in a lot of homes. Read on for some additional tips to creating a healthier home.
5 Inexpensive Ways to Improve the Safety and Health of Your Home
Notice we said inexpensive. That may or may not be true based on your budget. Just know that these are affordable methods of making some changes to improve the health of everyone in your home. Keep in mind that many of these will be easy fixes. However, there are others that will require you to reconsider some of your lifelong habits. But consider the benefits that will surely outweigh the costs.
Here are 5 inexpensive ways to improve your home’s health and safety:
- Control the dust. Allergies are almost always aggravated by exposure to dust. And, maybe you didn’t realize this, but dust can actually contain hazardous chemicals. Believe it or not, dust can hold chemicals from decades past if you don’t have it under control. Get rid of your carpeting as a best bet for getting the dust under control.
- Quit smoking. You know we’re not the first people to tell you this. And, studies show that about 40% of today’s kids are exposed to second hand smoke. This can trigger asthma in them. Besides, smoking is costing you a lot of money. Plus, it will eventually cost you more in healthcare bills. There are all kinds of help programs out there to give you the support you need to quit. Learn more. Also, have you ever seen how disgusting nicotine stained walls inside a house are?
- Test your home. Radon and lead paint are some serious hazards that you certainly should not ignore any further (and if you ever want to sell the house, you’ll have to have this testing done anyway). You certainly don’t want your children sustaining brain damage or cancer due to the presence of these toxic chemicals.
- Replace pesticides. We know you want to ensure that the roach you saw in the bathroom is not going to become twenty thousand more. We understand the vehement dependence upon pesticides. But, overexposure, even in minute levels can severely hinder the health and well-being of your children. Besides, they are expensive and there are lots of “green” and environmentally friendly natural alternatives. Read more.
- Filter your water. We already mentioned this at the beginning of the article, but it is worthy of a repeat focus. The truth is, filtered tap water is probably better for you than bottled water. Studies have revealed that some of the top ten best selling bottled waters included: bacteria, industrial chemicals, and a mixture of 38 different contaminants. At least your tap water is regulated by the EPA instead of the FDA (which is in charge of bottled water).
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