*This is a collaborative post*
Our home is the most important place in our lives and it is where we spend most of our time when relaxing and living our daily lives. This is why it is so important for the health of the people around us that we take measures now and again to keep the home hygienic and safe. Here are some of our quick tips today for how to keep your home safe and healthy for you and your family.
Make sure air can flow
As much as a well insulated Home can be amazing during the winter, it can also have some down sides when it comes to the summer months. Our homes need to be able to have air flowing through them, it is a crucial part of our structure and it allows us to rescue the risk of mould and damp in our houses. It is important therefore that we invest in a good air flow system, or use central air repair to repair one we already have in the house. Allowing air to flow will get rid of all of these spores and it will also keep the air fresh which can be great for everyone in the home.
Keep it dry
Our homes are like any other structure and if they start to become wet at all they will slowly weaken and mould and damp can form. Breathing in mould and damp spores is never a good idea and we always need to consider keeping the home as dry as we can. This means wiping condensation away from the windows, keeping the windows slightly open to allow air through and making sure to turn the heating on now and again. All of these things will keep the house dry and keep your family healthy.
Of course, we aren’t saying to clean the entire house daily, but there are certain parts of the home which do need to be cleaned every single day. The kitchen is where we prepare our food and it is the most likely place to be contaminated in the house. This is why it is crucial to never leave the dishes out overnight and to always wipe surfaces after using them. The kitchen is a breeding ground for bacteria but a quick wipe with a dettol antibacterial wipe can get rid of the risk.
Throw out old food
When we have a large family and a lot of jobs to do around the house already, the idea of also keeping on top of the kitchen cupboards can be a big ask. However old food whether it be in tins or fresh can be bad for the family if they eat it accidentally and of course, rotting fruit and vegetables will always attract flies who will lay eggs in them. Make sure to always check your cupboards and your fridge to ensure that the food you do have in the house is good to eat.
Tidy away dangerous objects
For a more general safety tip in the home for you and your family, it is always important to remember to today away loose toys and cables which could be a hazard for others in the house. If you see something which looks like it will get in someone’s way, move it to a safe place to save an accident.