December 6, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Top Tips to Creating a Healthier Home Environment

Between shelter in place orders and fears of spreading the coronavirus, the average American family spends more time in their homes than ever before. While it’s natural to assume that it’s safer than public crowded spaces, this isn’t always the case. As there are many obvious and hidden health risks present in the home, failure to maintain living spaces puts everyone’s physical and emotional well-being in harm’s way. 

From allergy and asthma attacks to respiratory infections and cancer, an unhealthy home environment can lead to many medical issues. Since maintaining a strong immune system and managing existing health conditions is vital to reducing your chances of contracting the coronavirus, LA county residents are encouraged to keep their homes healthy. Here’s how:

Clean Up Regularly

One of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy home environment is to clean up regularly and limit your waste. Everything from dust and dirt to bacteria and germs is present in the home at all times. These contaminants and allergens remain on surfaces for a long time, making it easy for someone to get sick. 

Completing everyday household chores like vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning, and sanitizing hard surfaces reduces health risks. You should also plan a deep clean and purge (steaming the carpet, cleaning upholsteries, getting rid of unwanted items) periodically to keep your living space in tip-top shape. 

Replace Filters

Your heating and cooling systems have filters that help eliminate the hot or cold air of common allergens. Over time, however, the filters get clogged and stop being as effective. It not only causes your HVAC system to work harder (driving the energy bill up) but loses its ability to keep the air clean. A simple solution is making sure that you change the filters at least once every three months. You’ll be pleased to know that filters are very cheap and easy to replace so you won’t have to hire a professional. 

Treat and Filter Your Water

Did you know that your home’s water supply could be harming your health? Believe it or not, there are contaminants and chemicals in the water that could result in problems ranging from dry, rough skin to cancer. Fortunately, solutions like water softeners and reverse osmosis systems can make your water supply healthier. By eliminating the contaminants present in the water, you can safely drink, groom, cook, or clean without any concerns. 

Let The Fresh Air In

Your home’s indoor air quality plays a significant role in health and wellness. The longer you’re indoors, the more you’re breathing in that dust, dirt, dander, and other allergens. The most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to open the windows and let the fresh air in. Proper air circulation allows good oxygenated air from outside to enter the home and allergens to escape. In cooler seasons, plugging in an air purifier is a practical alternative (just be sure to change the filter regularly).

Keep Up With Maintenance

Failure to keep up with plumbing, electrical, HVAC, water, and roofing systems puts your home’s integrity and your health on the line. For example, an undetected leak could cause property damage and mold. You must complete simple maintenance tasks on schedule and hire contractors to complete larger projects or repairs when necessary. Add home maintenance tasks to your calendar and budget to ensure that you can handle the matter when the time approaches. 

With the coronavirus pandemic raging on, cold and flu season underway, and the cooler months upon us, staying indoors is likely the plan for most LA county residents for the next few months. While the home is the safest place to be this time of year, you must do what it takes to keep it that way. The idea of completing additional tasks might be a bit frustrating, but it’s best to develop healthy home practices now than to suffer the consequences later. So, do yourself a favor and develop a strategy to complete the tips provided above for a happier and healthier household. 

Related Posts

The Best CBD Gift For Every Occasion

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

Thanks to the growing popularity of Hemp CBD, there’s a lot of new and unique CBD products that will make...

Venice Family Clinic Completes Merger with South Bay Family Health Care

November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care, which have together provided more than a century of health care...

New French Restaurant Opens by Beach in Playa del Rey

October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

Westside Dining Scene October 21, 2021 By Dolores Quintana There’s a new French restaurant open in Playa Del Rey according...

Breaking Barriers Through Sport

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Ex-Navy Rescue swimmer and triathlete, Jordan Hunter is changing the statistics of African Americans not knowing how to swim and...

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Brings Civilians New Insight Into Law Enforcement

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

The West LA Police Department has a community patrol program bridging the gap between civilians and law enforcement. Video brought...

Pali High Debuts Fall Musical Avenue Q Live on Stage

October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

Pali high students bring the musical Avenue Q to the stage for a limited time. Video brought to you by...

UCLA awarded $1 Million Dollars Towards Enabling Safer Bike Commutes

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

The Civic Bicycle Commuting team along with partners is one of six competitors for the Civic Innovation Challenge backed by...

Carmelo Anthony Will Be Crucial The Lakers’ Title Chase, From The Bench

October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers remain the second favorites for the NBA championship in 2022 on the back of their slow...

Barn Owl Nesting Box Program Comes to The Westside.

October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

The barn owl nesting box program from Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife is helping these birds create a network of...

Missing Woman Last Seen in Venice Beach

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

Jessie Jean-Baptiste last seen Saturday By Sam Catanzaro Police are seeking a missing 25-year-old woman last seen in Venice Beach...

Canstruction Fights Hunger Through Art

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

International hunger relief fundraiser Canstruction makes an appearance at the Westfield Century City mall and we have the highlights. Video...

The Rich History of Prehemptive CBD Creams

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

The following is a question and answer with Paul Herve, founder of Prehemptive CBD creams, based on the formulas of a botanical...

Top-Rated Poster Printing Services in Los Angeles

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

So you want a piece of promotional artwork that is eye-catching and makes a statement. Maybe you’re a store looking...

Comedian Fuquan Johnson One of 1 of 3 Dead Following Suspected Overdose at Venice Party

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Early Saturday morning incident remains under investigation By Sam Catanzaro Comedian Fuquan Johnson was among one of three people who...

Gambling and Mental Health: Tips For The Casino

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

With the advent of online casinos, gambling has become a more popular pastime than ever before. It’s estimated that a...