Your home is the one place you spend most of your time and it is important to know how to create a healthy home. The environment you surround yourself with can determine your health and happiness. We have some tips to make your home a healthy and happy place.
Examine Your Flooring
Flooring has a surprising impact on the health of your family. A linoleum floor that is cracked, split, or that curls up at the edges can cause an increased risk of falls. Carpets can hold decades of dust, allergens, mold, and mildew that can cause or increase respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues. Consider ripping out that nasty carpet and installing allergen-free laminate flooring! You will see instant improvements to your families health!
P.S. Laminate is super kid and pet friendly too! No more worrying about accidents staining your carpet! A win-win!
Even if you have laminate flooring, you should sweep and dust regularly. This will clear up the air and get rid of any dust that might be floating around. If you’re able to, invest in a new vacuum that has an allergy filter. Be wary of bag less vacuums, as when you empty out the container, the dust can be released back out into the air. If you are the one with dust allergies, consider wearing a dust mask to keep the allergens out.
Switch Out Your Furnace Filter – Often
You would be surprised as how many people forget to do this very important house chore! Replacing your home’s furnace filter is a great way to reduce the amount of pollution and allergens in your home. Make sure to get a filter that says it will block out the maximum amount of pollutants, dust, and pollen. For those who are green and use a reusable filter, unfortunately, these are not highly rated for their ability to reduce dust and allergens in the home. You may want to consider switching to the replaceable ones.
Your overall health does revolve around the type of environment you are in. And yes, this does include your diet, the amount of time you exercise, your positive attitude, and a healthy living environment. When you and your home are healthy, everyone wins. It is a pleasure to have a living space that is healthy and fresh. Laminate flooring can be one of the simplest ways to make your home clean and healthy.
If you’re looking to update your flooring, we can help! Look at all the types of allergen-free laminate flooring available! Installed laminate flooring because of allergies? Tell us about your experience in the comments!
More Healthy Tips:
- Breathing for Better Health
- Why Laminate Flooring Is A Perfect Home Renovation Option
- Creating a Home Maintenance Checklist – And Sticking to It