Your home may look clean, but is it really?
Even if you tidy your home on a regular basis, that is no guarantee that you are keeping
it safe from harmful bacteria and germs.
There are hidden dangers throughout the home, lurking in the carpets, hiding in the
cupboards and between the cracks, as well as in the car.
And then there are other hidden dangers, such as carbon monoxide and radon.
Here are some tips for making sure your family home is a safe and healthy environment
If you don’t ventilate your home properly, germs can thrive.
You can ventilate your home by either investing in a ventilator, or by simply opening the
windows and doors to provide natural ventilation.
Just make sure the air moves through the home to keep the air fresh.
While you’re at it, test for radon.
Many homes have high levels of radon, which you cannot smell or see.
You can easily carry out a test for the radon levels in your home to find out whether
they are too high.
Also make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm.
Carbon monoxide is another silent killer that you cannot see or smell.
Also get your gas appliances checked annually to reduce the risks of a leak.
Cockroaches, mice, rats, and bedbugs are just some of the pests that can thrive in
No one likes to think that their home could be infested by pests, but they can affect any
Look out for the signs, and as soon as you see something suspicious, including droppings,
it’s time to take action.
You may be able to do this on your own, or you may want to call in a specialist.
But be careful with pesticides, which can contaminate your home, and try to focus on
prevention as the best option.
Also make sure you clean up spills and crumbs so that they don’t attract more pests.
Ban Smoking Indoors
Don’t smoke inside your home, and don’t let anyone else smoke indoors.
This is a form of indoor pollution, and it is harmful to the health of all the inhabitants.
Also make sure you have good fans in place to get rid of humidity, especially in the kitchen,
bathroom, and basement.
Clean Your Home Regularly
Simply cleaning your home on a weekly basis will help to keep it safe and healthy.
Harmful bacteria can be present in the carpets, so wash them with a carpet cleaner at least
once a month.
Also vacuum up regularly, even more if you have pets, and make sure people take their shoes
off at the door rather than walk over the carpets.
Clean up food on the kitchen floor, and clean surfaces with an antibacterial spray to help them
free of germs.
Keep Your Car Clean and Safe
It’s not just your home that can become a haven for germs if you don’t look after it properly.
Make sure you also clean your car on a regular basis to prevent it from becoming a health hazard.
Vacuum the inside thoroughly once a week, rather than just clean off the dust with a cloth.
Use a toothbrush to get into the corners and seams to make sure you really clean it properly.
You can also use seat covers like those from ShearComfort.com that you can remove and clean
Also use an antibacterial spray on the surfaces, and always clean up trash left by the passengers.
Protect Your Family at Home
Make sure your family stays safe at home by keeping it clean and reducing the risks of all of the
above dangers that can make it unsafe.
Clean your home and car regularly, ban toxins, and you will ensure you life in a safe home
environment throughout the year.
About the Author
Rhys Davies runs a car valet service, and also has experience cleaning homes and offices. He is amazed at how dirty people let their cars get, and through his love of writing is sharing some deep-cleaning tips with others.
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