Good health starts at your home.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Center for Healthy Housing and the Building Performance Institute all agree a healthy home supports a healthy family.
Why I should care?
You deserve to live in a healthy home. Your home can support the health of your family as much as diet and lifestyle. It’s important to know how to make your home safe & healthy for your own health concerns. Here are some simple steps to get you started!
How I can have a Healthy Home?
Keep it DRY
Damp homes provide an environment for dust mites, roaches, rodents and molds. All of these can cause or worsen asthma. In addition, moisture can damage the building materials in your home.
Keep it CONTAMINANT FREE
Levels of contaminants such as lead, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos, secondhand smoke, and other chemicals are often much higher indoors.
Keep it PEST FREE
Exposure to pests such as roaches and rodents can trigger an asthma attack.
Keep it SAFE
Injuries such as falls, burns, and poisonings occur most often in the home, especially with children and seniors.
Keep it CLEAN
Clean homes reduce pest infestation and exposures to contaminants.
Keep it WELL MAINTAINED
Poorly maintained homes are at risk for moisture, pest problems, and injury hazards. Deteriorated lead‐based paint is the primary cause of children being harmed by lead.
Keep it WELL VENTILATED
Ventilate bathrooms, kitchens and damp places and use whole house ventilation for supplying fresh air to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the home and to increase respiratory health.
Keep it TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED
Homes that do not have balanced and consistent temperatures may place your family at increased risk from exposure to extreme cold, heat, or humidity.