Having a healthy home is so important. After all it is where you spend most of your time with your loved ones.
We’ve compiled a few tips to help you create a healthier space.
Let in the fresh air.
Open your windows twice per day to let fresh air into your home. Did you know that people in Germany do this no matter the weather? This is called "frisches Luft"
Choose cleaning products carefully.
Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals or fumes, you may want to avoid this for your families/ pet’s sake. Harmful chemicals absorb through our skin. When inhaled it can lead to respiratory distress, especially in those with health conditions or young children. Try baking soda or vinegar mixed with fresh lemon juice or essential oils for cleaning. (It gets the job done!)
Live with plants.
Plants can help filter your air since they absorb CO2, and they are stress-reducing. That's a win-win!
Wash your bed sheets often.
Some of the 500 million cells we shed daily could be coming to bed with us, so washing your sheets on a regular basis, once per week, can make everything clean and fresh.
Consider adding an air purifier and/or dehumidifier.
Indoor air pollution is a problem that you can't see, but it can control odours, chemical vapours, and pollutants in your home. Investing in a dehumidifier is almost mandatory for our Newfoundland climate. You may not even realize your home needs one, until you plug it in and watch watch it pull the access humidity from your home.
Keep your home dry.
Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing systems, rain water from entering the home due to poor drainage, and check your interior plumbing for any leaking.
Keep it Well-Ventilated
Ventilate bathrooms and kitchens and use whole house ventilation for supplying fresh air to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the home.
Keep it Pest-free
Before we know it, that time of year will be upon us. All pests look for food, water and shelter. Seal cracks and openings throughout the home; store food in pest-resistant containers. If needed, use sticky-traps and baits in closed containers, along with least toxic pesticides such as boric acid powder.
Keep your home Maintained
Inspect, clean and repair your home routinely. Take care of minor repairs and problems before they become large repairs and problems
Don’t forget to control the temp.
Houses that do not maintain adequate temperatures may place the safety of residents at increased risk from exposure too extreme cold or heat. Not to mention health concerns.
We hope you found these tips helpful, feel free to comment below with other tips you may have.