We all know that basements are prone to water leakage. Mold begins to grow in drywall or carpet when the walls or floors are moistened. Gutters are a simple answer to rout water away from your luxury home. You can also use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to moderate humidity levels.
Install a weatherproof door between the garage and the rest of the home to get rid of gasoline and other odors. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), you should never leave your car or lawn mower running in an attached garage or shed.
If you have gas range, you should fit the range with a hood fan that exhausts outdoor air. Open a door or window or use a fan to remove gas fumes. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, have all fuel burning appliances professionally inspected yearly.
Family and Living Areas
Keep family and living areas clutter free. You can eliminate the amount of dust that accumulate in the home if you will properly store toys, books, and other items in closets or designated storage areas.
Wash bedding materials in hot water to greatly reduce dust mites and other allergens. The Health House Institute (HIHI) also recommends changing carpet with area rugs that can be easily washed.
Proper ventilation is a key to keep your bathroom healthy and odor free. If your bathroom doesn’t have a fan, consider installing exhaust fans to remove moisture and chemicals from the house. Clean your bathrooms regularly by using eco-friendly cleaning products.
The HIHI advises homeowners to inspect the ductwork, especially if it runs through an uninsulated attic because humid air can become denser causing mold and rust. A simple solution to this problem is to insulate the ductwork.
Cleaning is a task that requires regular attention to improve indoor air quality. Opening your windows occasionally can also be a great idea to air out and refresh the home. Most importantly, advocating for a smoke-free luxury home is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy and safe environment for your family.