clean water is important for a safe and healthy home

Whether you’re retired, work from home, or go into the office, your living space is where you’ll be at the end of the day. Home offers a place to rest and relax, and the more time you spend at home, the more likely you’ll be affected by poor indoor air quality and other environmental issues. Even with an active lifestyle, it’s important to keep a safe and healthy home to support wellness.

Improve Indoor Air Quality for a Safe and Healthy Home

Pollution in the air can negatively impact your respiratory system. This may make you feel sluggish and lead to more serious health issues. Indoor air quality is affected by a number of factors, but here are some of the more common hazards to watch out for.

Prevent and Eliminate Mold

Mold thrives in damp areas of a home, often in nooks where it isn’t easily noticed. Moisture is generated mostly from kitchens and bathrooms. Water can also enter our homes through roofing and siding leaks, plumbing failures, and foundation cracks. If you notice moisture in your home, dry those areas right away and try to identify the source.

Mold may cause allergic reactions and headaches, and can trigger respiratory issues, especially for those with asthma. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a mold inspection so a professional can determine if there is mold in your home. Your inspector will also help you come up with an action plan for mitigation and preventing recurrence.

Radon Gas

Just because something occurs naturally doesn’t mean it’s safe, and that is precisely the case with radon. Radon gas forms underground from the breakdown of uranium and other radioactive elements.

As the gas seeps up through the earth, it can enter homes through any small openings or cracks in the foundation. Radon is odorless and invisible, so a professional radon test is necessary to determine whether it’s a threat in your home.

Why should you care about radon when it comes to maintaining a safe and healthy home? Radon exposure is linked to lung cancer. Having your home tested is the only way to be certain that radon has not risen to dangerous levels in your living space.

Clean Water is Essential for a Safe and Healthy Home

Have your home’s water quality tested by a professional. Samples will be collected from the well and tap and taken for laboratory analysis. The lab results will show any contaminants in your drinking water, some of which may be detrimental to your family’s health. Install a high-quality water filter to remove impurities from your household’s water supply.

In addition to the information provided above, another easy tip is to keep your home tidy and clean. Dust, pet hair, and pollen will affect our living spaces if basic cleaning responsibilities are neglected. All of these pollutants can have a negative impact on your health. Keep a safe and healthy home to boost wellness for yourself and your family members.

Eagle Eye Home Inspections offers inspection services to the Lower Hudson Valley and Fairfield County areas of Connecticut. Contact us to request an appointment.