How to Create a Healthier and Cleaner Environment in Your Home
Maintaining hygiene in your house is really important and, of course, beneficial, but this does not necessarily imply that your environment is healthier. In order for you to create a healthy environment you must go a step further, and alter your home a little bit. If there are things in your home that are harmful for the environment, then you are not solving any problems, because the roots still remain.
Creating a healthy environment will not take a huge chunk out of your budget, all it takes is some additional effort. Here we will discuss how you can create a healthier environment, what you need to do, what you need to avoid doing etc. So, let’s get to it.
Clean air tips
First of all, if you have smokers in your home, you will have to make different arrangements. It would be for the best to ban smoking completely, and for them to go outside if they want to smoke. An alternative that is not ideal is to restrict smoking to a single room. This will reduce the amount of damage, but you will still need an air purifier. The air purifier is there to regulate air quality, get rid of smoking side-effects and even reduce dust in the air.
Second, you need to monitor carbon monoxide levels and check for radon. Carbon monoxide can be detected using a detector, and you can buy one in a local hardware store. The gas is poisonous, so it’s good to be safe. Radon is a gas present in soil and it can enter any home if there are cracks in the foundation. The gas is radioactive and can cause lung cancer, so again, just to be safe, do a thorough check up and make sure there are no cracks in your home.
Third, if you don’t have indoor plants, you should definitely consider getting some. There are great indoor plants that act as natural air purifiers and absorb pollutants from the atmosphere. Furthermore, plants smell lovely, so you will always have a breath of fresh air as you walk from one room to another. Here is a list of houseplants which can improve the air quality of your home.
No more toxic products
Harsh chemical cleaners may keep the surface clean, but they are also pollutants, so it would be for the best to avoid them. You can find an alternative for almost any cleaning product, and buy those that are eco friendly and made from non-toxic and biodegradable materials. Additionally, there are fiber cloths for cleaning that can wipe almost any surface.
Simply, dampen the cloth and you can clean glass, brass wood, stainless steel and ceramics. Also, if the cloth is dry, it can attract specs of dust thanks to static electricity, which makes it an efficient tool for dusting. These are easy to clean as well, since all you need to do is wash them after use.
It’s far easier and healthier to prevent infestation than to deal with it, and bug repellants and poisons are also bad for the environment. So, if you already have an infestation problem, do what you must and then start working on improving the environment. In order to prevent bugs or rodents from returning, you can do the same thing that was suggested for radon — fix the cracks in your foundation. Also, you need to keep your food in containers made out of environmentally safe materials, to prevent smells from attracting animals.
Reduce the carbon footprint in your home
This was left for the very end, because these are not really cost-efficient, but they do pay for themselves in the long run and they also give you a healthier home. These are products like solar panels, energy efficient windows, green light bulbs etc.
These are far better solutions than the ones most of us use today, and they are far more durable. In other words, if you want to invest in a healthier home, invest in these products. These will also boost the value of your property, so it’s never going to be an unwise expense.
I hope these tips help you work towards creating a healthier environment and protecting your home.