We do a lot for our health: we make and keep doctor’s appointments, try to eat well and exercise, and pore over paperwork about health insurance plans, Medicaid rules, or Medicare and Medigap plans.
All of this is important, of course, but so is something that list leaves out: caring for our home. We spend a lot of time in our home. It’s where we get our sleep and rest our minds, as well as where we prepare and eat many of our meals. Our home is, in many ways, at the very center of our lives. So it’s no surprise that its condition can have a huge impact on our health.
Freshwater and plumbing
Your home is in charge of supplying you with some of the things that you need to survive. It’s not just sheltered: through your plumbing system, your home also delivers you the fresh water you need to drink and to cook and flushes your waste away.
When something goes wrong with your home’s plumbing system, things can get unhealthy fast. Backflow issues can cause contaminated water to flow the wrong way through your pipes, which can cause serious health issues. In a way, caring for your plumbing system is caring for your health.
Air temperature and quality
Our house shelters us from the elements and keeps the outside out. But your house can’t be air-tight, of course, because you need fresh air!
Balancing your need for fresh and healthy air with your need for shelter and reasonable temperatures is the job of your HVAC system. With filters, motors, condensers, and a host of other specialized techs, your HVAC system is able to protect you from searing heat and freezing cold outside while still providing you with the fresh, healthy air you’d get out in the open. This task is as difficult as it is essential, which is why experts like the folks at Miranda Home Services recommend that you stay on top of your HVAC system’s maintenance needs. Maintenance is more affordable and convenient than repair, so play it safe and care for your system.
Water and mold
The fresh air coming through your HVAC system needs to be safe to breathe, and that means it should be free of mold spores. Your HVAC system works hard to filter out bad things like this, but the best defense against mold spores is to make sure that you don’t have any mold around in the first place!
Unfortunately, water damage and flooding can breed mold in your home. That’s when you need to call in mold remediation experts right away. Don’t risk your health: it isn’t safe to breathe in mold spores, and a large amount of time you spend in your house – including the hours that you’re asleep – allow dangers to mount with time.
As with your HVAC system and your plumbing, mold remediation services are a treatment for your house that has a real affect on your health. Don’t neglect the care your home needs – it’s the care that you need, too!