When was the last time you considered the air quality in your home? It’s easy to forget about something invisible, but like many around-the-house tasks, clearing the air is well worth your effort.
In the interest of health, safety and keeping your home in good shape, here are a few steps you can take to help your family breathe a little easier.
1. Test for radon gas and install carbon monoxide detectors.
You can’t see, taste or smell radon and carbon monoxide, but these indoor gases can be dangerous to your health and safety if left undetected.
2. Run an air purifier to clear allergens and pollutants.
Improve your indoor air quality by filtering out pollen, dust, pet hair and other irritants. If anyone in your household becomes sick with COVID-19, running an air purifier in their quarantine room may provide some protection from floating virus particles. HEPA air purifiers can also help remove smoke particulates during wildfires.
3. Use a dehumidifier.
Is your home prone to dampness? Keep your humidity level under 50% to prevent mold growth. Run a dehumidifier (and clean it regularly) as well as the exhaust fan in your bathroom(s) after every shower.
4. Follow these daily best practices.
In addition to testing and equipment purchases, these simple habits can help maintain your indoor air quality:
1/12/2021 12:09:25 pm
It's valuable that you point out that having your home tested for radon gas can help protect your health. I want to make sure that my family is safe in our new home, so I'm thinking about having it tested for radon before we move in. I'm going to search for a good radon testing service in the area that I can hire.
7/9/2021 06:13:59 pm
It was really helpful when you said to have a home tested for radon when you are getting it. My sister and her husband found a home they want to move into in a couple of weeks, but they want to make sure that it doesn't have any issues. I'll make sure to pass this information along to them so that they can look into getting radon testing done for the home they want to move into.
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