Whether or not it’s the space you spend the most time in, your home is supposed to be your safest place. It’s the one where you can be completely yourself and seek comfort when the rest of the world outside seems rather unpleasant – but is it actually good for you to be there?
A lot of homes will start to affect our health slowly but surely without us really noticing it. Luckily, it’s quite easy to fix it, though, as long as you know what to keep your eyes open for. Here is a handful of ways to ensure that your home is perfectly healthy and safe at all times so that can get home from work, let your hair down, and finally feel completely at ease.
First: How is the air quality inside your home?
Where you live will have a lot to say when it comes to your home’s air quality. The more humid the area is, the higher your chances are of living in a moist house – and it’s not really good for anyone, in the long run.
An easy way to check this is to, first of all, determine whether your windows tend to fog up in the early morning. You’ll see it as little drops of condensation, lingering in the corners of your window, and just begging for bacteria and mold to come in and breed. You might even notice it on your own health, after a while, as an overly humid home will cause both mold and mildew which again affects our health.
If this is a problem, you should get a hold of one of these air purifier models right away as well as a dehumidifier to get rid of the root of the problem. Airing out your home will also help a lot, though, so keep that fresh air circulating and you won’t see that condensation too much either.
Next: Check your home’s carbon monoxide levels
If you haven’t read that story on Reddit where a man thinks his landlord is leaving creepy notes around his home, you should head over there right away. Luckily, a reader was up to date on the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and likely saved the confused man’s life.
This story did trigger a wave of carbon monoxide fear in most of us, and for good reasons, as it can come from a number of sources within your home. Just have a look at this article to read more about how you can test your home’s carbon monoxide levels to be safe.
Even if your home’s levels are safe, it’s a good idea to get a carbon monoxide detector installed in case something should go wrong. Install it about five feet from the ground and make sure that you have one on every floor as well – it’s definitely worth it.
Other problems that can occur within your home, although not as health damaging as the one above, include pest issues and faulty electrical wiring. Make sure that you get a hold of a professional for any of these issues, though, so that everything is handled safely – and so that you can feel perfectly secure in your own home.