Our home is the most important place where we spend a lot of our time. Not everyone is privileged to have a big house, but even if your house is as small as 45 sqm, it can still be made into a great home for you and your family. But there are several things you need to do to make sure your living quarter is healthy and comfortable.
Keep it dry
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has emphasized that a damp home is a good home for mice, roaches, and mold, which can cause allergies and wheezing to children. Therefore, you should maintain your home well-ventilated to avoid dampness and get fresh air. Get rid of the piles of clutter in your home, especially around the walls, to prevent the growth of mold, suggests the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Keep it safe from chemical toxics
If you use chemical cleaning products, keep your children away to prevent them from inhaling the substances or being contaminated with the chemical residue and thus preventing them from asthma or other types of allergies. It is always best to only use natural substances for cleaning, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Keep the fixtures safe
While a home is generally considered the safest place, it doesn’t mean it is accident-free. You must make sure that your house is child-friendly, so that children can roam around the house without the risk of injuries such as falling down from a high place, scratches, burns, etc. To protect children from falling down from a high place, you can install a safety gate at the doors and windows. Make sure all cabinets, closets, and shelves are well installed so there is no risk of the furniture falling over the children when they pull it. Also, you need to cover sharp edges and keep sharp items and chemical substances far from their reach.
Keep it contaminant-free
Having a contaminant-free home will allow us to breathe safe, fresh air. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests taking a smoke-free pledge. Do not smoke or allow smoking at home, avoid burning the garbage, and keep chemical substances at a locked place high up.
So, you can see that it’s not too difficult to keep your house as a safe, healthy home.