Living Your Ultimate Life means there’s no time for being sick in bed! As we often see our home as a safe ground, you might want to think otherwise… Below are a few ways we can ensure that our homes are not the ones making us sick and we can put all the blame on that grimy gas pump or stuffy doctor waiting room…
Check and Change Your Filters
The filters in your home’s air-conditioning and heating units require annual inspection and—depending on where you live—regular changing. When neglected, they can release (rather than trap) harmful pathogens.
Don’t Be a Speedy Sucker
Home cleaning is important. But when it comes to vacuuming, the slower the better. Rapid vacuuming raises, rather than eliminates, dust. When the bag is full, take it out outside to empty it. “When you empty the bag, it may release a big cloud of E. coli and salmonella into the air,” says Charles Gerba, Ph.D., a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona.
Turn on the Fan
Running your bathroom fan while showering helps prevent steam and moisture from building up and turning into mold. This sneaky substance may be causing your family’s runny nose, chest tightness, and itchy eyes. Mold is particularly dangerous for asthma and allergy sufferers, as it can activate attacks.
Sanitize Your Fridge Seal
To protect your family and food from mold, make sure to clean the seal on the inside of your fridge. A University of Arizona survey of 160 homes found 83 percent had mold growing on this fridge seal. To keep your refrigerator door germ-free, wipe the fridge seal with a diluted bleach solution or disinfectant once a week.