Consider a Healthier Home for 2010

Following is a list of things to consider changing at home if you are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Potential Radon in the Basement or First Floor

In most of the United States, this odorless gas has potential to seep into your house from the ground.

To find out if your home may contain radon, check out radon in the home. If you’re in zone one or two it is advisable to get a radon detector. If you detect radon, sealants and other retrofits will stop the problem.

Protect yourself from falls

In the United States alone, 20,000 people die from injuries in the home, and a third of those are due to falls.

Consider decluttering, and ensure that stairwells are well lit.

Mold in the Home

A variety of molds can produce toxic chemicals that have potential to cause fevers and shortness of breath. Many molds are also the cause of allergies and asthma.

Mold is very easy to kill with a simple bleach solution. It is also a good idea to replace any damaged drywall or wood to find the source of the moisture so it will not return.

Fire Risk

Don’t forget about possible ineffective or broken smoke detectors. They could be a life-threatening risk, so it is best to test them annually to make sure they are functioning properly.

Is finding an eco-friendly home on the top of your list for the new year? If so you should consider residing in Hoboken. Perhaps you are thinking about buying your very first home, or you may be at the point in your life that you are searching for your ultimate dream home. If either may be the case or if it is something in between, contact Eddie Perez at (201) 344-2886 or go to Hoboken Condo Expert.

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