Over the past year, there has been a focus on health in the midst of a global pandemic with most of us spending more time at home than ever before. There are ways that you can actively make your home a healthier place to live. Here are 5 ways to promote wellness at home.
Get a Radon Test
High radon levels are one of the biggest threats to an otherwise healthy home. Radon levels over 4 pCi/L are known to increase the risk of lung cancer after prolonged exposure. The only way to detect high radon levels is through a test because the gas is invisible and odorless.
Professional radon testing is more accurate than DIY methods. Schedule radon testing for your home if it has never been tested, if it has undergone renovations, or if you currently have a radon mitigation system installed.
Filter Your Water
Water from the tap is rarely pure. Most municipal or well water contains contaminants of some kind. Fortunately, there are many types of home water filters that target and remove specific contaminants. Order a water test by a professional to determine what type of water filter would be most effective in your home.
Keep Up With Cleaning
Cleaning and sanitizing the surfaces in your home keeps germs from spreading and dust at bay. Viruses and bacteria on handles, doorknobs, and remote controls can spread to family members and make them sick. Dust in the air causes allergies and respiratory issues. Keep up with a rigorous cleaning schedule to help promote wellness.
It’s easier to deep-clean your home when it is not full of clutter. Clutter also poses a tripping hazard which could lead to injury. Furthermore, living in a tidy, organized home reduces anxiety and stress. Get rid of things you don’t use or want and organize your belongings.
Change HVAC Filters
Dirty HVAC filters negatively impact your home’s indoor air quality. Refer to the manufacturer’s guide to learn how often they should be changed. Set reminders on a calendar and stock up on extra filters so you always have one ready.