Creating living spaces that boost wellbeing will have physical and mental benefits for you and your family. Your home should be a safe space for your family to wind down, relax, and recharge. Let’s look at a few ways to promote wellness at home.
Simplify and Declutter
Maintaining a clean, organized home is much easier than trying to manage one that is cluttered and untidy. Clutter causes stress, harbors dust, and can be a tripping hazard within the home. An organized space is better for reducing stress and anxiety. Declutter to remove unused and unwanted items from your home.
Clean Regularly to Promote Wellness at Home
Making sure that your home is clean and tidy contributes greatly to your physical and mental health. Regular house cleaning helps to get rid of allergens, toxins, and germs around the home. Clean spaces don’t promote bacterial growth and are necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for your family. A clean home has reduced levels of dust, mold, viruses, pollen, and volatile organic compounds.
Prevent Mold Growth
Mold in your home can cause illness, especially if you or a family member suffers from asthma or allergies. Prevent mold from growing by keeping your home dry and clean. Using an air filtration system and dehumidifiers will reduce the moisture in the air that mold and mildew need to thrive.
Test for Radon
Test your home to find out if you have elevated levels of radon. High levels of radon gas can lead to lung cancer after prolonged exposure. If your home has never been tested or if it has been a while, hire a professional to perform a radon test. You’ll know the home is safe for you and your family or you can take measures to mitigate radon if the levels are high.
Replace HVAC Filters
The quality of the air in your home is important to the health and safety of you and your loved ones. If your HVAC filter is dirty, the air quality in your home will suffer. Replacing your HVAC filters every 30 to 90 days ensures effective and efficient filtration to help remove pollutants from the air in your home.
Filter Your Home’s Drinking Water to Promote Wellness
Even if you think your water tastes fine, tap water often contains a variety of contaminants. Testing the water gives you an accurate assessment of its quality. After learning about what is in your tap water, purchase a filtration system to remove the specific contaminants, giving your home healthier, better-tasting water.
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