HOW TO KEEP A HEALTHY HOME

Your home is more than just a place to hang your hat at the end of the day—it’s where you come to relax, unwind, spend time with family, and build memories. Keeping your home healthy and safe should be one of your top priorities. Here are a few simple tips to help you keep your home in optimal condition.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the best ways to keep your home healthy is by regularly changing the air filters in your heating and cooling systems. Dirty air filters can cause poor air quality in your home due to the buildup of pollutants such as dust, dirt, mold spores, pet dander, and other allergens. This can lead to an increase in allergies and respiratory illnesses. For optimal air quality, it’s recommended that you change your air filters at least once every three months or sooner if needed.

Maintain Cleanliness

Keeping up on regular cleaning not only helps keep your house looking its best—but it also helps reduce the risk of germs spreading throughout the home. It’s important to vacuum carpets and rugs regularly, mop hard floors, clean bathrooms weekly (or more frequently if needed), dust furniture often, and keep countertops wiped down daily. This will help reduce the number of contaminants that could make their way into your living space through pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and other sources.

Perform Regular Inspections

Another great way to ensure that your home stays healthy is by performing regular inspections for any potential issues or repairs that need to be made. Make sure that all windows are properly sealed so no outside air can enter into the house; inspect pipes for rust or corrosion; check for signs of mold growth; look for any signs of termites or other pests; examine walls for water damage; test smoke alarms; assess weather stripping around doors; replace batteries in carbon monoxide detectors; inspect roofs for missing shingles or damage from hail storms; and make sure there are no cracks in exterior walls around windows or doors where heat or cooling could escape from the house.

Keeping up with regular maintenance around your home is essential for keeping it healthy and safe all year round. Need help with this? Reach out to our team online or at Gibson’s Heating & Plumbing, Inc. to learn more about caring for your home.

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