Your house is the place where you relax and spend much of your time, so it is so important to keep your home healthy and safe.
Securing your home from intruders and keeping household chemicals out of the reach of children are both important for safety, but be sure to know about these other dangers as well.
Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe with Radon Testing
Radon in the home is a concern for homeowners. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is present in the soil and sometimes well-water. Radon gas becomes a health concern when it enters the home and becomes trapped. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon causes lung cancer.
Homes with basements are more susceptible to this gas, which is why it is critical to invest in professional radon testing. Short-term, long-term, and continuous radon tests are available. Hire a professional to test your home for radon gas.
Because mold needs moisture to develop, just one leak can cause trouble. Mold grows virtually anywhere under the right conditions. Signs of mold can be difficult to spot visually but are often accompanied by a musty odor. The easiest way to detect mold in your home is to hire a professional. Crawl space moisture barriers and dehumidifiers reduce the likelihood that homeowners will have to battle mold in their house.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe
Carbon monoxide gas is an odorless, colorless substance that can cause sickness and even death. Install a CO detector that will notify you of high levels of carbon monoxide in the home.
Smoke detectors set off an alarm at the first signs of fire when smoke is detected. These devices save lives by providing an early alert and extra time to escape a dangerous house fire. Install detectors inside and outside of each bedroom and on every level of your home.
Make sure these devices function properly by routinely testing them and replacing the batteries twice a year or as needed.
Fresh, clean water is essential for our health. Homeowners can enjoy clean drinking water by installing filters. Filters at the water source, such as those that attach to a sink faucet, and filters that clean the entire home’s water supply are popular choices. To keep the water clean and healthy, filter cartridges must be maintained and changed on a routine basis.
Making sure you have a clean house is a simple but important step towards a safe and healthy home. Dusting eliminates allergens that cause illness. Use household cleaners to kill germs and reduce the likelihood that illness is spread. Clean spills and launder damp clothing to prevent mold. Take out the trash on a consistent basis to rid your home of unnecessary bacteria. Routine house cleaning makes your home significantly healthier.
InspectorRx Property Inspections offers home inspection services, including mold, radon, and water testing. If you’re in the Metro Atlanta area, contact us to request an appointment.