People are spending more and more time at home. Especially with more workers having the flexibility to work remotely, it’s important to be comfortable and safe in your home. Enjoy peace of mind and better health when you take steps to improve your living spaces. Here are a few tips for a safe and healthy home.

Ways to Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe

Creating a Safe Environment

To make your home a safe place to spend time, remove potential hazards. Depending on your family members, you might need to store household cleaners, medicines, and other chemicals in an area that’s out of reach of small children. Declutter the home, remove items from the stairs and hallways, and keep electrical cords out of walking paths to eliminate tripping hazards

Boost Ventilation

Ventilation plays a significant role in keeping a safe and healthy home. According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants have been linked to symptoms like headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and even chest pain.

Use ventilation fans in the bathroom and kitchen when you’re bathing or cooking to help reduce humidity and discourage mold growth in the home. When the weather is nice, open the windows to allow fresh air to circulate throughout your living spaces and boost indoor air quality.

Clean Regularly for a Safe and Healthy Home

Vacuuming your home regularly is an essential part of keeping it clean. Experts recommend vacuuming at least once per week, although you may need to vacuum more frequently if you have any pets that shed or family members with allergies.

Some vacuums are specifically designed to handle pet hair. If allergies are a problem for your family, purchase a vacuum with a HEPA filter. These filters will trap 99% of pollutants like dust, pet dander, and pollen.

Invest In an Air Purifier

Even if you don’t have respiratory issues, air purifiers are a good investment. Look for air cleaners with HEPA filters for the best results. These devices will remove 99% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter—such as pet dander, smoke, mold spores, asbestos, and certain viruses and bacteria. Breathing clean air is an important part of keeping a safe and healthy home.

Have a Backup Generator

Storms can happen any time of the year, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for power outages, especially if you need electricity for medical reasons – like an oxygen or CPAP machine. We all rely on electricity, which means even short-term power outages can cause stress. Having a backup generator is an easy way to keep appliances running during times when the electricity is out. In the winter, you can power space heaters to keep your home warm and safe until the electricity comes back on.

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