When one thinks of home, usually it brings back memories of being clean, fed, well-loved and warm and fuzzy all over. It brings waves of good feelings and a place to go when you don’t feel well or when you feel great. However, most people do not look at the actual “health” of a home.
There are seven principles to a healthy home according to the National Center for Healthy Housing:
There are several factors that influence how “healthy” our home is including indoor air quality, energy-efficiency, pest control, weatherization, lead poisoning, the tightness of the insulating envelope, and more.
A healthy home is one that is constructed with materials, maintained and rehabilitated in a manner that is conducive to good occupant health. To maintain a healthy home occupants should act to reduce allergens, prevent illness, and reduce injury from accidents.
The National Center for Healthy Housing provides a checklist for healthy homes maintenance. This checklist is an excellent tool for healthy home maintenance and basic guidelines and time frames of when to perform maintenance on your home.factors, healthy, home, maintenance, pest-free, safe