Your home is where you go to relax and unwind. By reducing the number of contaminants around your property, you can keep a safe and healthy home for your family.

1. Test for Radon

Radon is a dangerous gas that can cause serious health issues for you and your household. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is important to test for radon to maintain a safe and healthy home.

2. Eliminate Mold for a Safe and Healthy Home

Mold can cause problems like sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, and other allergy-like symptoms. To create a safe and healthy home, have your property tested for mold, especially if you have plumbing leaks or notice a musty smell.

3. For a Safe Home, Install Smoke Detectors

For a safe home, make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed and maintained properly. These devices save lives. Install smoke detectors in every bedroom and have at least one on each level of your house. Test them monthly and change the batteries twice every year.

4. Avoid VOCs for a Healthy Home

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in some air fresheners, cleaning products, and furniture. VOCs mix with the air we breathe and cause health issues. Shop for all-natural or low-VOC products when it comes to paints, cleaners, adhesives, and even scented candles. Look for carpets or furnishings that have a low-emission level.

5. Filter Your Drinking Water

Filter your drinking water so you can be sure it’s clean and healthy. Depending on your filter, you will be able to remove pollutants, salts, pesticides, bacteria, chlorine, and lead from your drinking water.

6. To Maintain a Safe and Healthy Home, Dust Often

To keep your home healthy, dust and vacuum often. Dust is an allergen that lowers the quality of your indoor air. By removing dust from your home, your family will breathe easier with cleaner air.

7. Install an Air Purifier

An air purifier removes pollutants and contaminants from your air. Air purifiers reduce the risk of allergies and respiratory issues and clean air keeps you healthier.

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