Easy & Effective Upgrades for a Healthier Home

Studies show that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors and 70% of this time is spent at home. Making upgrades for a healthier home will help your family stay safe and healthy. Here are easy and effective changes you can make in your home.

Grow an Indoor Garden

Houseplants help to improve indoor air quality. These all-natural air filters also provide a host of other benefits including stress reduction and enhanced productivity. Houseplants are an excellent upgrade for a healthier home.

Use Non-Toxic Paint

Painting a room is an easy and affordable way to update your home. However, there are many chemicals released in the process that will affect the air quality in your home. Some paints are manufactured to include heavy metals, VOCs, and carcinogens. The best option when shopping for new paint is to purchase Green Seal Certified products. Not only are they better for the environment, but they also help you maintain a healthier home.

Replace Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring has long been associated with toxic chemicals that may cause neurological issues, respiratory conditions, skin rashes, and cancer. This is important information for families with young children who are more susceptible to these types of toxins.

Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly alternatives to vinyl flooring including reclaimed hardwood, linoleum, and tile. Many of these options are budget-friendly and add a beautiful aesthetic without the risk of chronic health conditions.

Upgrades for a Healthier Home Include a Water Filter

Some of the most common pollutants in water include lead, chlorine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and radium. Not only have these chemicals been found in municipal water supplies, but they can cause cancer, kidney issues, liver problems, and infertility. Have your water tested or request a water-quality report from your local utility.

Choose your water filter based on the findings of the test. Installing a whole-house filter will give you fresh water for drinking, laundry, and bathing. Your family will have clean drinking water and filtered water helps to improve skin, hair, and nails. If a whole-house filter is not an option, install a sink filter and shower filter to enjoy similar benefits.

Making Upgrades for a Healthier Home

There are many chemicals commonly found in flooring, paint, water, and other materials we use around the home. To keep your family healthy, replace toxic substances with safer, more natural alternatives. Once these upgrades are complete, you can enjoy the benefits of a non-toxic and healthier home.

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