Tips for a Healthier Home

Posted by Victoria May on Aug 20, 2015, 1:00:41 PM
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1. Control dust

Dust irritates allergies and contains more hazardous chemicals than we realize.

Be sure to clean the bag and filter of your vacuum so dust doesn’t spew back into the air

 

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2. Kick the Nicotine Habit

Secondhand smoke is the greatest trigger of asthma in children.

 

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3. Get your home tested for lead paint and radon

Lead poisoning can cause brain damage in young children if left untreated.

Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause cancer.

Your local health department can do lead paint testing.

Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission for more information about lead paint testing. http://www.cpsc.gov/business--manufacturing/business-education/lead/lead-in-paint/

Any home, old or new, can have radon gas. It comes from the breakdown of soil and rock underneath homes

You can buy a $20 home radon test kit at hardware/home stores

 

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4. Control household moisture

Mold loves high humidity…we live in Florida so we must stay proactive about controlling moisture.

Pay attention to the little things like dripping faucets.

Get a dehumidifier to help deal with indoor humidity.

Contact one of our Comfort Advisors to Get an Air Purifier

Your indoor air can be polluted five times more than outdoor air.

An Air Purifier will eliminate odors, chemical vapors, and other pollutants.

 

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5. Ventilation

A properly ventilated home will exhaust stale air and bring in fresh air.

For natural ventilation, open your windows.

 

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6. Healthy ductwork, better breathing

Imagine your house is like your lungs; the cleaner they are, the better your breathing. The cleaner your ductwork, the better your AC will breathe through your home.

 

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