How To Make Your Home Safer and Healthier

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Maintaining the safety of your home can be a difficult task due to multiple risk factors, both obvious and subtle. Knowing how to make your home safer and healthier requires you to be cognizant of the functions of your house, from the quality of the tap water to the chemicals that you introduce yourself. Be aware of these common hazards and protect yourself and your family from potential harm.


While pests such as mice, ants, and cockroaches pose their own health problems, using pesticides to kill them is arguably worse for you in the long-term. Whether you are exposed to the harmful chemicals in one large dose or several small doses over time, they can lead to long-term effects such as asthma and brain damage.

  • Find Alternatives

    Find non-chemical ways to deal with pests around the home. These alternatives can be mouse traps, glue traps, or even hand soap when dealing with an ant problem.

Water Purification

Typically, the water in your home is treated at a local water plant, but that may not guarantee that the water is safe to drink. This is why your home still needs its own filtration system that separates harmful particles from the water supply. Filters can separate particles such as dirt, sand, and other sediments that the treatment process may have missed.

  • Purification

    Even treatment from a plant and the use of a water filtration system may not be enough to catch every possible toxin in the water. Using a water purification system, such as an Ultraviolet purifier, in tandem with your current house filtration, can completely kill harmful microorganisms that live in your water.

Test Your Home

The two most common hazards that you need to test for in your home are lead paint and radon gas. Lead-based paint is more common in older homes, as it was frequently used before latex and water-based paint became commonplace. Lead paint can cause lead poisoning, which can lead to brain damage and severe illness.

  • Radon

    Radon is a gas that occurs from the breakdown of soil and rock underneath your home, it is both odorless and colorless, but it is nonetheless harmful to your health. One of the most significant effects of radon on the human body is the development of lung cancer. Houses, both old and new, can suffer from radon, which is why it’s important to test your home, no matter the age. 

Waiting Can Be Dangerous

The longer it takes you to install necessary safety measures and properly test your home, the harder it will be to make your home safer and healthier for yourself and your family. It can be hard to detect many health issues within your home without the proper instruments, and waiting to remedy these issues has the potential to negatively impact your health. Be on the lookout for suspicious signs around your home, and do not wait to call professionals for an expert opinion.

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