AdvantaClean Supports National Healthy Home Month: Tips for Creating a Healthy Home
This year, the theme for National Healthy Homes Month is "Connecting Home, Health, and YOU." This theme encourages a focus on understanding the impact of damage caused by disasters and the necessary restoration on your family's physical and emotional well-being. By taking an integrated approach that addresses both health and safety hazards and structural damage, AdvantaClean can improve the quality of life for families affected by these events.
Here are some easy and helpful tips for creating a healthy home:
Keep It Dry: Water damage can wreak havoc on your home, from the roofline to the foundation. AdvantaClean can assist in restoring the damage and identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities that increase the risk of water intrusion or excessive humidity.
Keep It Clean: During the restoration process, opt for durable materials that are easy to clean and maintain.
Keep It Safe: Enhance the safety of your home by adding or improving hazard-avoidance features. Install sturdy handrails, grab bars in bathrooms, adequate lighting, and child safety products. Replace malfunctioning smoke or carbon monoxide detectors and upgrade electrical outlets with GFCI technology. Consider adapting structural features to improve accessibility.
Keep It Contaminant-Free: Learn about how AdvantaClean addresses mold, lead, asbestos, chemical, and biohazard contamination during restoration. They can provide recommendations for moisture control and contaminant removal, as well as strategies like encapsulation for long-term protection.
Keep It Properly Ventilated: Maintain good indoor air quality by replacing air filters regularly. Contact AdvantaClean for inspections, cleaning, and repairs of HVAC and dryer venting systems. Add or upgrade exhaust fans in areas prone to high humidity, such as the kitchen and bathrooms.
Keep It Maintained: Don't wait for a disaster to strike before performing routine maintenance. Regularly check structures and fixtures, and replace components as needed. During the restoration process, consider opting for long-warranty and low-maintenance options.
Keep It Comfortable: Make energy-efficient improvements to your home, such as replacing drafty windows and doors and upgrading insulation. Look for appliances, electronics, and lighting with the Energy Star designation. Properly functioning heating and cooling systems can also contribute to a comfortable home environment.
National Healthy Homes Month serves as a reminder of the importance of a healthy home environment for families. AdvantaClean is dedicated to helping families create healthy and happy homes. We offer services that reduce the risk of exposure to harmful pollutants, improve indoor air quality, and make homes more comfortable and livable. You can find more information on Healthy Home Month here.