Tips to Improve Living Conditions of Your Home

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Home safety should always be your priority, and this can be achieved by doing regular cleaning, which is vital for keeping your home healthy for you and your family and those visiting. Maybe you think that home safety is just about the house and the individuals therein being clean, but this article will enlighten you that home cleanliness, though simple, covers many areas. Home cleanliness also includes preventing and mitigating bacteria, pests such as bed bugs and moths, and viruses that will cause harm if not checked. 

If you are struggling to provide a clean, safe, and healthy home for your environment, then read ahead.

Keep the Kitchen Clean

The kitchen is probably the most troublesome spot in your home where everyone gravitates towards as it acts as a restaurant of the home, an entertainment center, and a family room. The kitchen should be the cleanest place in the home since every surface therein acts as a magnet for bacteria, germs, viruses, or any other pest. You must always ensure the sponge and dish towels are placed in a dishwasher with a high temperature, wet it and put it in the microwave for two minutes, and always squeeze it well before using it to wash all dishes and wipe every kitchen surface. 

Clean the Floors

Many homes today have carpets on the floor, and seemingly, your home is exceptional; therefore, you should have the essential skill of cleaning your carpet, but if you have none but are planning to acquire, you have to know how to install a new one. Always seek the services of professional carpet cleaners to protect your family from health-related complications such as asthma, allergies, and other respiratory disorders. In addition, when installing a new one, you can consider airing it out for some time to prevent health issues related to VOC. 

Always Wash the Bathrooms

For thousands of years, people relied on outhouses and public baths to keep pathogens away from the living quarters, but today, most probably, you have the luxury of enjoying bathtubs in the house. Of course, this luxury comes at a price, and for that, you have to make sure you apply disinfectants to kill molds and fungus in your bathroom to protect you from ringworms and athletes’ feet. You also have to ensure that after taking a shower, you wipe down the tub and shower walls and throw any soiled tissue away while keeping the wastebasket empty daily. 

Take Precautions to Prevent Fires

Your home catching fire can transit from a spark to a life-threatening issue in just two minutes, and most probably, no fire fighting agency can reach within that span; therefore, the best thing is to ensure you prevent fire. Always make sure the curtains and towel racks are a distance from the burners, have a fire extinguisher within reach, and ensure your microwave vent is hardly obstructed. Always ensure you have a fire exit plan, and in case of a fire, get out and stay out as you contact 911 for help.

Prevent Mold and Water Damage

Gutters play an essential role in helping to maintain the livability and integrity of your home. They are designed to drain rainwater off of your roof, protecting the exterior of your home from excess moisture and preventing water damage from occurring. Gutters also help prevent flooding or excessive buildup of ice during the winter months, which can lead to many problems, including foundation damage, flooding and water damage to your basement. In addition to protecting your home from water-related issues, gutters also serve an aesthetic purpose by adding visual interest and curb appeal to the exterior of your home. By installing new gutters on your home, you can ensure that your house remains structurally sound and visually appealing for years to come.


Home safety is an essential part of life, and without it, the home is unbearable. Therefore, you can consider the tips mentioned above to ensure your home is safe, clean, and healthy for you and your family.

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