Ensuring that Your Home Stays Healthy

Remember when you could shut out all the air pollution and other junk just by going inside of your own home and closing the door? When you’re on your own property, you get to control the level of quality of the air you breathe. Or can you really? The basic truth is that there are a lot of pollutants that can get into the air of your house and raise the risk of your contracting asthma and respiratory issues.

 

Saving Energy

This is a tiny bit because houses are now made to be more air tight–better sealed windows, doors, etc have been created in an attempt to keep cooling and warming prices under control. Of course, saving energy is what is making the air in our houses harder on our lungs. Here are a few of the actions you can take to keep the air in your house as healthy as possible.

Floors

Take your shoes and boots off outside the house, if possible. If not, kick them off inside the front entrance to your home. As you wander around outside-even in places like malls and hospitals, your shoes pick up things. The bottoms of your shoes and boots are covered in mold microorganisms, a variety of chemicals, dust, dirt as well as bacteria. When you track these items into your home, it settles into the carpets and flooring. Whenever there’s action in your residence, it gets kicked back up once more. This ensures that instead of staying in the flooring, you kick it up into the air for you to breathe in. This possibility gets reduced considerably when you leave your footwear outside or in the entry way of the house.

Don’t get your dry cleaning instantly. Permit the cleaner hold it for a day or two. Dry cleaned apparel is dredged in chemicals that are terrible for you. Some of them have been associated with cancer and neurological damage. You want to guantee that your outfits are completely dry before you bring them home. If your clothing is not all the way dry, you risk inhaling those same chemicals and, possibly, getting them on your skin. It’s also a good idea to utilize a dry cleaner that uses the more modern, non-toxic and environmentally friendly dry cleaning techniques.

Ventilation

Ventilate the house! Yes, it’s true that you put in those double paned windows because you wished to keep the house at your ideal temperature. But whenever you leave those windows sealed all day and night, you’re raising your risk of breathing in the stuff you kick up as you walk around. The airborne debris mites that get stirred whenever you dust and vacuum are still there. The fumes and smoke whenever you prepare food gets contained so you breathe it in. Your shower’s steam can seep straight into your walls which can cause mold to form which you then breathe in and get sick from. Keep your fans fired up. Keep your windows open. Give all the dust and also other material a chance to get outside.

There are lots of ways to make your home more healthy. Don’t forget: coming home does not mean that you physically shut out the world’s problems (literally). Take steps to make sure that your house actually is pollution free.