10 Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home

February 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm Leave a comment

Did you know there are some cleaning tips that may actually improve your family’s health? The following 10 cleaning activities will help make you, and your home, healthier and safer:

  1. Thoroughly dust your home and clean or replace air conditioning and heating filters. Clean all ducts and vents to decrease your exposure to pollen and other airborne allergens
  1. Organize your medicine cabinet, discarding expired medications and old prescription medications no longer in use
  1. Check the garage and basement for old cans of paint, thinners, oils, solvents, stains and other “toxic” trash. Call your city or county sanitation department to find the location of the hazardous waste drop-off center, and get rid of anything you’re not going to use.
  1. Check under the sink and around the house for old, potentially toxic cleaning products and dispose of them
  1. Have your chimney professionally cleaned to reduce the chances of carbon monoxide exposure from your chimney when it’s fire season again
  1. Clean all mold and mildew from bathrooms and other damp areas with non-toxic cleaning products. Mold is a fungus that can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible people.
  1. Check your rugs to be sure that those on bare floors have non-skid mats. Older mats that have become dusty may need to be washed or replaced to provide effective protection from falls.
  1. Inspect outdoor playground equipment and be sure that it remains sturdy and in good repair. Pay particular attention to guardrails, protruding bolts and other potential sources of injury.
  1. Change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector.
  1. Gather your old batteries throughout the house for disposal in a battery recycling or hazardous waste center.

Source: MedicineNet.com

Entry filed under: Safety, To Your Health.

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