Your home is meant to be a safe haven that protects your family from adverse weather and other dangers. However, sometimes our homes aren’t as safe as we think. Here are 4 precautions to take to make sure you have a safe and healthy home.

Radon Testing for a Safe and Healthy Home

Testing for radon is necessary to keep a safe and healthy home. There is no way to know the levels of radon in a home without a test. Radon is a naturally-occurring gas that can build up in any home. Exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer, so it is important to learn the levels in your home and take action if they are elevated. Hire a professional to test for radon to get accurate results.

A Safe and Healthy Home Does Not Have Mold

When mold grows in your home, the spores can get into the air and cause health symptoms like itchy eyes, sneezing, and respiratory issues. Monitor moisture in the home to keep mold from growing, and actively look for mold in damp areas. A safe and healthy home is free of mold. If you suspect a mold problem, call a professional mold inspector.

Filter Your Water

Municipal water and well water can both contain a variety of contaminants. Filter your drinking water so that it is healthy for your family to drink and bathe with. Have your water professionally tested to learn what kind of filter to use. Pick a type of water filter based on the types of contaminants found in the water.

Test Your Smoke Alarms

A safe home is well-equipped for fire safety. Smoke alarms are the first line of defense in the event of a house fire. Test your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they will sound in an emergency. Some people think that only battery-powered alarms need to be tested, but a hard-wired alarm needs to be tested too.

HomeAdvocate provides home inspection and testing services to help keep your home healthy and safe. Contact us to schedule our services in the Greater Charlotte area.