There are many things in your home that can cause illness. You can prevent it by keeping your home clean, and by purifying the air you breath and the water you drink and cook with. It’s not a very difficult task, you just need to be vigilant in your cleaning.
Keep It Clean
Don’t wait until your home looks like it’s a mess to start cleaning. You should be dusting on a daily basis. If you have pets they are shedding, and you yourself are shedding skin on a daily basis as well. This creates a lot of dust, which is an allergen.
Dust and vacuum a few times a week, at minimum. Take your trash out when it gets full, or sooner if you know you’ve tossed something that is going to rot and start to smell. Clean counters in your kitchen every day, sometimes more than once depending on what you’ve been making.
Look For Mold
Mold can creep up on you from what seems like out of nowhere. If you’ve had a roof leak or window leaks you could have mold in your ceiling or in your walls. For this mold you’ll need to have a professional come in.
Stop leaks in your sink areas to prevent mold under them. When you do find mold use some bleach mixed with water to clean it up. The bleach will help kill the mold. But you’ll want to wear gloves to protect your skin and a mask to protect your lungs.
The quality of the air you are breathing in your home is important, which is one reason to fight mold. But mold and dust aren’t the only allergens and bad things in your air. To clean out air pollutants you can invest in an air purifier.
There are also plants that can help clear the air of toxins naturally. Those include aloe, ficus, and even ferns.
Not only does your air need to be clean to help you stay healthy, but if you are cooking with your tap water, and drinking it, you should want to make sure it’s good for you too. Buying a purifier to attach to your faucet to get great water right from the source. You can also get pitchers, so you can have pure, cold water.
Having a cleaner home, and paying attention to the air you are breathing and the toxins that may be around you, will help you live healthier. Sometimes dust and other air contaminants can have an affect on people, and might even cause asthma or aggravate it in people that have already been diagnosed.
Don’t be afraid to buy a mold test kit, or have someone come in to inspect your home. The money spent is well worth it to help protect your health.