A clean and orderly home environment is crucial to one's general well-being. Good preventive medicine – the practical steps one should take to avoid disease and injury – starts with maintaining a safe and healthy home for you and your family.
Humans interact with the environment constantly; so, maintaining a healthy environment is central to maintaining and improving your quality of life.
Your home should be a haven of comfort and safety.
However, there are unseen dangers that may threaten your family's well-being. Chemicals, germs, viruses, and other pests can do you harm if left unchecked. In this edition, we'll share a few tips on what you can do to create or maintain a healthy environment in your home:
a. Keep a schedule: Create and maintain a regular routine for cleaning the house. It helps if you plan major cleaning activities a month or two ahead, highlighting what requires attention in each room of the house.
b. Keep it dry: Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing or piping systems. Regularly check the roofs and plumbing for leakages.
c. Keep it clean: Control the source of dust and contaminants, and use effective wet-cleaning methods; this will create smooth and clean surfaces and reduce clutter.
d. Keep it safe: Store chemicals out of the reach of children and label properly. Secure loose rugs and keep children's play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keep fire extinguishers on hand.