02 April 2020, 15:37
By Maggie Hartman, Sustainability Content Writer Intern, RealtySage.com
There are plenty of ways that you can improve the overall health and safety of your home. Our homes are the setting of so many special moment and memories, and it is in our best interests to keep them a clean and inviting place.
- Carbon monoxide detectors are also vital to home safety. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is toxic to people. So having a detector installed in your home, will potentially save the lives of everyone in your household.
- Fresh air is important to healthy indoor air quality. Many newer HVAC systems bring outdoor air inside for this purpose. If your system does not do this, however, open windows and doors to allow fresh air circulation when weather permits.
Kitchen and Bathroom
- Safe cleaning supplies for cleaning your kitchen and bathroom surfaces will go a long way to improve the health of your household. Products with the EPA’s Safer Choice label are confirmed to have safe ingredients, stellar cleaning results, and are non-toxic to the environment.
- Controlling moisture is important in areas of your home which are often exposed to water, such as the kitchen and bathroom. Moisture left alone for even 24 hours can potentially produce mold, which can cause allergic reactions in home residents.
Ventilation Fan Radon Mitigation Fan PureZone 3-in-1 Air Purifier
If you are interested in a more permanent healthy home solution, consider the benefits of an overall green home. Green homes include improved ventilation, which reduces stress and depression, as well as reduces symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Radon mitigation, sealed combustion appliances, and low emission materials reduce the risk of cancer. Respiratory disease symptoms are also reduced in green homes through insulation and air sealing.
Lastly, whole house waterproofing reduces moisture in the home, limiting possibilities of mold growth. Needless to say, the health benefits of a green home are numerous!
If you are interested in purchasing a healthy home, check out Realty Sage’s great selection of homes that meet our ‘healthy home’ standards.
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