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7 Ways to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe for Your Family


It’s not easy to keep everyone in your family safe all the time, especially when you all have to go outside at some point. However, it seems that you can’t be 100% safe inside your own home either. This is why it’s important to take the necessary steps which will boost the health and safety of your personal environment. 


1. Keep the Home Clean from Dust

Dust can be a huge issue for a lot of people, and especially young children. Dust allergies can turn really ugly rather quickly, which is why you want to maintain your home dust-free as effectively as possible. For starters, you need to establish a weekly cleaning routine; there’s no way around this one if your goal is to get rid of dust. That said, vacuum, swipe and go over the surfaces with a damp cloth at least once a week. A great way to boost the air quality in your home and minimize dust and other allergens is to invest in a good-quality air purifier. 


2. Proper Ventilation System and Fire Protection

Speaking of air purifier and air quality, things won’t be healthier or safer if you neglect the importance of a proper ventilation system. What’s more, you need to clean this regularly as well since these systems aren’t prone to dust accumulation. Furthermore, an efficient ventilation system together with top-notch fire ducts will considerably improve the safety aspect of your home, thus protecting your family in case of a fire hazard, too. Together with a proper fire alarm, these are definitely home safety essentials. 


3. Go with All-Natural Cleaning Solutions

We’re not done with cleaning. After all, what kind of agents do you tend to use when you clean your home? More often than not, off-the-shelf home cleaning products are filled with chemicals and very toxic for both your family and the environment. The fumes can cause various health issues such as headaches, nausea and dizziness, and ultimately lead to allergies. Therefore, it would be best to switch to eco-friendly cleaning solutions. What’s more, you can easily make your own natural cleaning products with just a couple of ingredients!



4. Use VOC-Free Paint

In case you’re planning a renovation soon that involves giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, make sure to opt for VOC-free paint. VOC stands for volatile organic compounds, which are released in the air as part of the fumes you usually tend to smell right after fresh paintwork. While that smell goes away rather quickly, VOCs actually stay in the air, sometimes even for years! They can be very dangerous for one’s health due to their toxicity. That said, it’s time to pay attention to this aspect of every paint, coating and lacquer from now on. 


5. Child-Proof Your Home

If you live with a small child, it’s essential that you protect your kid from accidents inside your own home. For starters, if there are stairs in your place, make sure to use child gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. You can use these for other areas as well that you believe your child is still too young to access. Aside from that, it’s also important to cushion the corners and edges of sharp furniture. Moreover, don’t forget to install window guards as you never know when your toddler might get curious to peek through and climb up. Also, prevention against scalding in the bathroom is always useful, so keep your water heater properly set up. 


6. Reduce the Chance of Slipping

Slippery floors are also a reason for concern when it comes to the safety of your home. After all, people tend to fall and break a bone inside their homes more often than outside. If common rugs don’t seem to work with the slipping, definitely look into different options you get with anti-slip rugs and mats. Some of these are very functional when used in bathrooms and kitchens since they’re also water-resistant. 




7. Test for Lead and Asbestos

Lead and asbestos were compounds commonly used in the structures and paintwork of older homes. If you and your family live in an older place, it’s important to have it tested for lead and asbestos. Only professionals can do this properly and effectively remove the compounds in case they’ve been found. Therefore, don’t try to DIY this particular project. If you’re unsure, deal with the testing as soon as possible since disrupting the paint or structure during renovation can disperse the toxic particles in the air, which are very harmful to one’s health.

Health and safety of your family are priceless. In that respect, it’s crucial that you take the time to reorganize and prep your home properly, and make sure everyone in your family is safe and healthy inside their personal environment. After all, this is the least you can do for both yourself and your loved ones. 

 

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