The Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Skip To Have A Truly Healthy Home

Mar 03 2020
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If you’re aiming to have a truly healthy home, there are certain maintenance tasks that should never be skipped or overlooked. It is truly amazing how much our homes affect our health not just physically but also mentally. One thing I don’t allow in my home is any sort of chemical or commercial cleaning products. I make everything here from scratch with basic ingredients I know work and I also know are non toxic!

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According to a study by the University of Minnesota your personal environment directly affects your health and well-being so keeping up on home maintenance also helps maintain a healthy you! This is why it is important that you stay on top of projects and be proactive about the state of your home. 

Filter Replacement

Roughly 75% of all homes in the US have some form of HVAC system, according to Andrew deLaski. In order to work, HVAC systems require air ducts and filters to keep out foreign particles. The issue begins when the filters aren’t replaced regularly.

When filters are filthy, dust clumps can detach and circulate into your home’s air. When you regularly inhale dust, you may develop lung disease or develop an allergy. A good way to avoid that from happening is to replace air filters when necessary.

Plumbing Inspections and Maintenance

Another task that you shouldn’t skip is inspecting, and addressing is plumbing issues. Pipes in your home can become clogged and will can sustain damage with consistent use.

When leaks occur, it opens up your home to water damage and a possible mold problem. Mold will adversely affect your health by exacerbating existing asthmatic conditions and it is even linked to memory loss, according to the CDC.

A great way to avoid this is by checking your plumbing at least once a week to ensure there are no problem areas that endanger your health.

Pest Control

When pests find their way into your home, you are putting your health at serious risk.

Pests like cockroaches, rodents, and even flies are a primary reason why bacteria spreads so fast within a home, according to the US Food & Drug Administration. This is why you should not be remiss when it comes to checking your home for any entry points for pests. If there are existing pests, it is crucial that you call in an expert to help you with the problem.

The swifter your response to a pest threat, the better.

Your home is your castle and for it to do its job to shelter you, you will need to do your end of the bargain. So if you’ve been remiss about certain maintenance tasks around your home, make sure that you schedule some time out of your future days to do them.

That way, you can create a healthy home that you can fully reap the benefits of.

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