A healthy home in 2013 make
Do you want a healthy home in 2013? For the new year, we promise to be better for us all to be more productive, happier and healthier. Should we do the same for our houses? After all, much of our happiness, health and well-being comes from within (and outside) of the walls, which protect us from the storms of life. We are proud of it and maintain our homes, carefully choose the color of our walls, the carpets in our soil, our household appliances, furniture and exactly where and how each work of art should be hung. In fact, our houses are a reflection of us… They reflect our interests, passions and lifestyles. It is the place in which we come back at the end of the day.You are our comfort and joy. And they are often the cause of diseases, injuries, allergies, and discomfort. Often we do not know. We need to look over the surface to make sure that our homes are healthy and to ensure that our families are healthy. It does not take much, and the steps are often easy. Here are some simple, yet very important steps we can take to ensure our houses so healthy could be as it may. Let us all promise, which will be our home healthier in 2013!
According to the RX list most of us live in unhealthy flats without knowing it. Radon is one of 16 houses. Water leaks are present in one of 10 houses. Structural problems can be found in a while of 6 houses, lead paint and non-functioning smoke detectors in amazing one of 4 houses. Let us go over our houses and see what we can do to ensure the safety of our families.
A healthy home starts from the kitchen. It may seem obvious, but never use your oven or stove to heat your House to never! Make sure that your kitchen with a fan or cover is permitted and that the vents are mounted to the outside. This sends smoke, extra moisture and toxins in the open rather than in your home. Seal all holes and fissures, to keep away insects and diseased rodents from your home. Wipe dirt and make sure that all food is well sealed and contained. Filtering your drinking water and if you use you more materials such as copper and Cork the anti-microbial effect. It might seem like it goes without saying, but a good deep cleaning here and there sometimes is to get rid of the only them, to keep moisture and sticky residues, pest and mold.
Make sure that all bathrooms are well ventilated and that all fans in proper repair and are vented. Fans should be cleaned and dusted regularly. It is important to remove as much moisture as this room and moisture breed as much as possible after showering Schimmel.Wischen as possible. Check for mold and mildew and remove them with a mild, non-toxic cleaning products. Mold and mildew can appear in taps and faucets and shower bar. It is bit on the window not a bad idea to keep so excess steam out can go.
Reasons measures should be added to grab handles on the toilet walls, in the showers and the toilet to avoid crashes, especially when there are elderly or children in your home. Here too it can obviously appear, you must but be sure that all medicines are safe outside the reach of children. When your medicine cabinet is lockable, keep it always closed
Stairs and corridors:
If you check your living – and bedrooms for lead paint, you should do this at your hallways and staircases and in any other room for that matter. If you have small children in your home, it is important to keep doors to falls at the top and bottom of staircase and to avoid serious injury. Carpets should be installed to prevent slipping. Make sure that they stay safe and solid. Like the carpeted floors in other areas of your home, the carpet on your stairs should be regularly cleaned of dust and mites. Old and tattered carpet should be torn out and replaced. Handrails should be installed on both sides, especially in those houses where you are very young and old.
Basement, crawl space and laundry rooms:
Change the filter in your furnace and air conditioning systems regularly. Set your water heater to 120 degrees to prevent Scalds. Leave your gas appliances and furnaces regularly checked to make sure that there are no carbon monoxide leaks. As in any room in your home, should all toxins and Poisons locked in for reliable and and be removed out of the reach of children. These include articles for the cleaning of cars, gardening and pest control. Moreover, in older homes asbestos was isolation often used and wrapped around the pipes. These tubes appear to be wrapped in plaster
Living room and bedroom:
Smoke detectors should be installed outside each sleeping room, and it should be at least one on each level of your home. They should be tested regularly. Some experts suggest at least once in a month. Batteries should be checked and replaced if necessary, twice in the year. Carbon monoxide detectors should be at every level, and also near each bedroom, and should be checked regularly. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the most common in the cooler months, when fires and stoves in continuous use are. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer because it has no smell. Both though.
Mice and other rodents find warmth and refuge, where disorder exists.Keep your carpet regularly cleaned, so that they are free from dust and dust mites or other allergens are free. Replace old carpet with new or, better yet, set up a beautiful wooden floors and throw the carpet for good! Check your walls for lead. Lead-based paints was banned in 1978 (United States). If your House is older than that, maybe it’s a good idea to remove all colors. And just because your walls over several times painted, does not mean that lead does not exist but that it remains probably only masked. So again check your walls for peeling paint. If you have small children in your home, you should test your color. If you actually do it, you should consult with a qualified professional. Lead poisoning is asymptomatic and can cause permanent brain damage in children.