After a year of living in a pandemic, people are paying more attention to wellness. Many homeowners are taking extra steps to improve their personal health and living spaces. Here are 6 ways to promote wellness at home.

Filter Your Drinking Water to Promote Wellness at Home

Most tap water should be filtered to remove contaminants and chemicals, whether it comes from a well or the public supply. However, filtering water doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Different water sources have various pollutants that are unhealthy to drink, from pharmaceutical residue to heavy metals. Have your tap water tested before outfitting your home with a water filter. There are many different types of water filters that treat different contaminants through various technologies. A professional will test your water and then provide a recommendation for the best type of water filter for your home.

Test Your Home for Radon

A home radon test informs you of the levels of this dangerous, invisible gas in your home. Levels of 4 pCi/L are hazardous to live with and may cause lung cancer. If your home has never been tested, or if you have a radon mitigation system currently installed, have a radon test performed to monitor the levels. It is better to find out that you have a radon problem early so that you can take the proper mitigation steps to protect your family.

Promote Wellness at Home by Changing Air Filters

The air filters in HVAC systems and air purifiers need to be frequently replaced to work properly. When they are clogged with dust, they will worsen your indoor air quality. Add the dates to change air filters to a calendar on the wall or on your phone. Have spare filters stocked so you are ready when the time comes.

Clean Often

A clean home helps everyone stay healthy. Prevent the spread of illness by sanitizing commonly-touched surfaces like light switches and doorknobs. Wipe ceiling fan blades and vacuum the floors to eliminate dust. If you don’t have time to clean, hire a house cleaner.

Limit VOCs

Volatile organic compounds are unhealthy chemicals in many cleaning products, paints, and particle board furniture. Limit your exposure to VOCs by making your own household cleaners from ingredients like vinegar, choosing no-VOC paints, and buying solid wood furniture.

Keep Up With Pool Maintenance

A swimming pool can be a breeding ground for bacteria if it isn’t maintained. Check your pool chemistry often and schedule a pool inspection at the beginning of the season to make sure it is safe.

St. James Home Services provides home inspection services, including radon testing, water testing, and pool inspections to Durham and the surrounding NC counties. Contact us to book an appointment.