While many of us are more concerned about what we eat and how much we exercise, keeping healthy is also related to you home maintenance -- would you believe that?
Home maintenance is greatly related to your health.
Here are some of the top things to you can do to keep your home's environment healthy.
1. Green friendly cleaning goods.
Caustic cleaners are just as bad for our health as they are for our homes. Softer green cleaning goods are not only good for your health, they are good for you home. For example, harsh cleaning agents used on tiles and grout between tiles can actually encourage mould growth because they cause grooves for more mould to grow -- mould isn't good for your health, and neither are those chemicals. Use a soft toothbrush with lemon and shampoo to clean the grout around your tiles.
2. Clean with bleach or bacteria cleaning liquids.
Killing bacteria is our main goal to keep our home healthy. If you have pets, they are spreading germs around your home. If you want to have a look use a backlight torch at night time and walk around to see the huge amount of bacteria your pet dog has spread around the home since he came in from being in the yard. Use bacteria killing agents to clean floors and walls, and even carpets -- they can be added to carpet shampoo.
3. Vacuum your mattresses
Do you know how many million bugs you are living with in your bed. Bed mites feed on the skin that falls from your body. The average human sheds about a bucket of skin each year. You can buy special vacuums to do this job.
4. Clean your air conditioning vents
As the obsession with air quality continues to grow more people are turning to air filters and air conditioning. If you use any of these you need to ensure those filters are clean. In actual fact, keeping the windows of you home open will do a lot for the quality of air in your home.
5. Professional cleaning services
Professional cleaning services can be engaged on a yearly basis. You can watch what they do and you can see where you have health issues around the home.
6. Put the garbage out as often as possible.
Do you know people who keep full garbage bins in their home over night. Garbage bins and bugs will spread through the air in your home overnight when you are breathing heaving in your sleep. Get garbage out of your home as often as possible. Use smaller bins in your home and place in garbage bin a considerable distance from your home outside.
Home maintenance for health is important. Home maintenance inspection are important for your wallet.
C4U Inspections can provide you with a full home maintenance schedule for only $250. Our chief inspector will come to your home, inspect your property and create a full home maintenance inspection report.
Within 24 hours, you will receive your home maintenance schedule. This is your guide of what you need and what you need to check on your home over the coming year. It even tells you when you need to do it.
In a recent blog post we uncovered a story where a home owners would need $8,000 to replace a damaged deck or lose $8,000 on the sale of their home. If they were following a home maintenance schedule, they would have found the problem before it continued to damage the deck.
If you just want to ask our chief inspector, Lloyde Kenzle, a question on anything to do with home maintenance, repairs and home inspections, he is more than happy to oblige.
Ask any question you want. C4U Inspections information service is free of charge and at no obligation -- in other words, you don't have to be asking about something that is directly related to us giving you a service.
Want to know how much a service will cost?
While it is difficult to set a fixed price for home inspections and home maintenance programs, Lloyd is very good at providing a reliable quote online -- if you can provide the information required. The more information you provide helps Lloyd with an instant and accurate quote C4U Inspections will stand by.
Generally speaking, C4U Inspections has a set minimum fee for each type of certified inspection -- with additional conditions, such as the size of the building, the age of your home, and the amount of built-in appliances, for example.
Want to know how much home repairs will cost and how much you should be paying?
Lloyd has years of experience. If you are wondering how much repairs should cost, he's a great resource and a great way to know if you've be quoted a reasonable fee. As a licensed home inspector in BC, Lloyd must adhere to a strict code of conduct. All and any advice provided is only speculative and for information purposes only.*
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