Home is where the Heart is. Where you want to relax after a long tiring day at school or office, where you want to return after a vacation. Home means safety and comfort. But is your home and family members healthy?
Here are some measures you can take to make your household healthy and happy.
Check Indoor Air Quality
You can do simple things to improve the air quality in your home without making any large and expensive changes. You need not to make an extravagant purchase, just some easy steps to follow:
- Clean Regularly: Cleaning your house regularly will help in improving the quality of air in your house. So, no matter how busy your schedule is take some time daily to clean your house. Yes, it is easier said than done but, you have to do it for your own wellbeing. So, turn on the radio and sweep!
- Do not clean with products which contains harsh ingredients, it will keep your house cleaner and safe. Clean your carpets and sofas with vacuum cleaner (check HEPA filter before buying one).
- In a city like Delhi, one cannot escape air pollution. Consider an Air Purifier (HEPA/Electrostatic filters) if you’re living in a metropolitan in India. Invest in your health and buy a good quality Air Purifier for your home. From eliminating mold and allergens, Improved breathing for children and the elderly, removal of odor, germ, and smoke, there are a lot of other benefits of using an Air Purifier.
Make your Drinking Water Safe
Contaminated water can cause a number of health issues as we all know. Check the quality of drinking water in your house. You can get it checked by the local municipality. If your water has harmful pollutants its high time to install a water filtration system in your house.
Open Your Windows
Our home needs proper ventilation every now and then. We spend so much time in our homes but do not realize how stale is the air around us. Opening windows will allow natural ventilation during the day time especially while cleaning. It is an affordable way to improve the quality of air in our homes.
There are different ways in which you can control dust in your house:
- Display hard-to-clean collectibles behind glass doors.
- Keep dust mites at bay in the bedroom by putting allergy-control covers on mattresses and pillows, and be sure to wash bedding weekly in hot water and dry it in high heat or sunlight.
- Keep tidy closet.
- Try to avoid carpeting.
Avoid Allergens and Irritants
Your family, especially children and elderly are vulnerable to the effects of indoor environmental pollutants.
- Never let anyone smoke in your house.
- Keep humidity levels at a minimum by using exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms and a dehumidifier in your basement to prevent mold growth.
- Open doors and windows when cleaning, painting, or laying new carpet.