3. Lose the Contaminants
Pollutants such as airborne mold and radon gas can affect your long term health and leave your immune system vulnerable. We have high levels of underground radon here in the Kansas City metro with 1 in 3 homes estimated to be over the EPA guidelines. After smoking, Radon exposure is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the USA!
If you think you may have a mold issue, it’s best to have Air Quality Testing to get a full picture of your home’s indoor air health. Radon is colorless and odorless so Testing for Radon is the only way to know if you need to install a mitigation system.
4. Check Your Ventilation
The average American will spend 90% of their time indoors over the coming months, so making sure you have adequate air circulation and a healthy indoor environment is a top priority.
Make sure your bathroom and kitchen extraction fans are in good working order, and are properly ventilating up through the attic. Improper attic ventilation can affect the structural integrity of your roof and increase chances of mold growth in your attic space. Consider installing a whole-home ventilation system to keep the air moving and reduce the concentration of contaminants in your home.
5. Get Cozy & Look After Yourself!
With more people working from home than ever before, it’s important to draw boundaries and take some time off to relax. Turn off your home office systems, cook a healthy meal (or order takeout from a local restaurant), and get a good nights’ sleep. Getting at least 7-8 hours’ sleep each night helps to keep your immune system in top shape, increases the effectiveness of vaccinations, and can even lessen the likelihood and severity of allergic reactions!
Remember to wash your bedding and blankets once a week – don’t forget the ones on the couch that you cuddle up under to watch a movie! Take time to wind down in the evening, and catch some Z’s.