To keep your family healthy, comfortable, and safe here are some steps you can take to promote wellness at home. These are 3 simple tips to improve your living spaces and boost well-being.

Promote Wellness at Home by Filtering Tap Water

Chemicals, bacteria, heavy metals, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can find their way into your main water supply, even if your water is sourced from a private well.

An effective filtration system consists of both passive and active filtering. The type of active filtration required depends on the contaminants present in your water source. Testing your tap water is helpful when deciding among water filter options.

Another effective option for improving tap water is ultraviolet treatment. UV-light treatment systems purify water by killing many of the bacteria and organisms it contains. Use this type of treatment in conjunction with your other water filtration system.

Schedule Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that enters the air as radioactive material in the soil decays. When humans breathe high levels of radon gas over long periods, health problems can result. Radon is linked to the development of lung cancer, even in nonsmokers.

Radon gas seeps up through the soil and usually enters homes through cracks in the foundation.

Testing for radon must be done regularly to keep the home healthy and safe. Every two years, hire a professional home inspector to conduct a test. If high levels are shown from the test, hire a radon mitigation professional.

Filter the Air to Promote Wellness at Home

The air that circulates inside your home can be contaminated with invisible irritants and pollutants that affect the health of your family members. Dust, mold, pet dander, and pollen can trigger allergies and asthma. New furniture, paint, and certain cleaning chemicals can off-gas VOCs, degrading the indoor air quality.

Use a filtration system to trap unwanted particles and keep them from circulating in your home’s air.

If you have a centralized HVAC system, purchase high-quality filters and change them once every 30 to 90 days. Compare different filters by evaluating the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, which describes the size of particles each filter is capable of trapping.

A free-standing air purification device is another option for improving air quality and promoting wellness at home. Make sure the model you choose is compatible with HEPA filters and is an appropriate size for the room you are treating.

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