All homeowners want a healthy home year round, but it can be particularly important to maintain a healthy home during summertime. If you want to know what you should do to ensure your entire family stays healthy during the summer months, read on!
Air Out Your Home
Summertime can be a good time to air out your home, and not just once – regularly. Of course, you shouldn’t leave windows and doors open at night (you never know who or what might make their way in), but as long as you can supervise, leaving them open for a little bit each day can help to move the still air. This is especially important if you smoke in the house (which you should stop doing full stop if you want a healthy home).
Stay On Top Of Pest Control
Pest control is so important during summertime. If you don’t stay on top of things like your cleaning and bins, you may need to call in the experts. Sometimes, it’s a simple case of keeping an eye on changes in your structure so that you can figure out early on if you need termite control. You can only do your best to keep them at bay.
Find A Way To Regulate Temperature
Regulating the temperature will ensure you can stay comfortable in your home. Making sure your air con has been serviced and isn’t too old will help, but there may be other things you can do, too. Perhaps you could swap out your window coverings for something lighter.
Become Aware Of Toxic Products
There are so many toxic products in the home and many homeowners don’t even know. Candles, for example, are often one of the most toxic things in the home. Buying healthy soy candles is a good option, but you can also use essential oils instead for a healthy scent. Cleaning products are sometimes toxic too, so be aware of the brands you’re buying. You could even consider making your own!
Get A Water Filter
Hydration is even more important during summer, but you probably shouldn’t drink tap water – unless you want to consume lots of chemicals. A water filter will ensure your water is as healthy as possible and safe to drink, and then all you need to do is change it when required. Having a water filter actually installed onto the taps ensures you can clean your cutlery and dishes with filtered water, as well as your body, hair, and face.
Make Maintenance Appointments
Don’t get so caught up in summer fun that you forget to keep up with your maintenance appointments. If you’ve been putting off a repair, now is a great time to book your appointment.
Make Sure Your Alarms Are Working
As the summer heat could leave you more susceptible to disaster, make sure all of your alarms are working. You could even take this time to install a smart alarm system so that you are notified by an app even when you’re not home.