Oncken Insurance Agency, P.C. Blog
Your house is your haven, a place where you should be comfortable, healthy, and safe. However, there are unseen intruders like viruses, germs, bacteria, toxins, and pests that pose a threat to your home. Here are some of the tips to clean your house to keep it healthy.
One of the areas in your house that you should take notice of is your walls. It is vital that you reconsider the paint type that you use. Volatile organic compounds can be found in paints which is a major source of indoor air pollution. These can also be found in building materials, upholstery, and textiles that can cause major health-related issues to your family.
It will help if you choose low VOC milk paints, paints, and whitewashes. You can also hire a licensed risk assessor to check the presence of lead or you can purchase a lead home test kit at a nearby hardware store.
One of the common areas that bacteria and germs tend to easily spread is your doorknobs. It can carry a common bacterium called Staphylococcus which can be harmful once it enters your eyes, mouth, scrapes, or cuts. You can use an antibacterial spray or cleaner to clean your doorknobs and get rid of harmful microorganisms.
Rugs and Carpets
Adhesives and padding used to install carpets contain VOCs which can cause nose, throat, and eye irritation or you may experience flu-like symptoms. To avoid such concerns, you can ask to air out the carpet first before installing it. After installation, it is recommended that you open all doors and windows in the room to promote proper air circulation.
You can also consider putting house plants or air purifiers in the room to filter out airborne VOCs and toxins in the air. Also, open your windows from time to time to help ventilate the room.
Keeping one home clean and healthy is not that hard. Make sure that you use antibacterial cleaners, use paints that use low VOCs, and maintain a well-ventilated room. Make sure that your surroundings including your pet are properly maintained. To ensure that you have peace of mind, you can obtain an insurance plan to assist you in case something happens. Stay safe and healthy.
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