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Safeguarding Your Family’s Health Made Simple

Posted on January 08, 2015

The average family home is not without its dangers, many of which are invisible to the naked eye, though this does not make them any less dangerous to your family’s health.

Bacteria, germs and microscopic particles can all wreak havoc on a family’s collective health, but it is possible, not to mention quite straightforward, to take the appropriate actions to safeguard the health of your family.

When your Melbourne home’s drains are blocked, call a plumber to resolve the problem as this clears away food scraps and debris that decomposes and produce harmful bacteria and germs that can induce illness, especially in young children whose immune systems are not yet fully developed.

Vacuuming regularly is also essential, as this clears away microscopic bacteria like dust and mites that can affect the respiratory health of your family, or even better, install a central vacuum system that enables you to clear your home of microscopic particles in a much more effective manner than a traditional vacuum cleaner.

In fact, some studies suggest many vacuum cleaners, even new models, may actually do more harm than good as they cause dust and microscopic particles, including allergens, to circulate throughout the home.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

A major part of safeguarding your family’s health at home is regular cleaning and maintenance. This needn’t entail drawing up a cleaning roster, but if you find it helps you to remember, by all means go ahead and draw one up. Many people find this helps them to remember what needs cleaning and when, with the result that fewer things get overlooked or forgotten about.

Your floors should be swept or vacuumed at least twice a week and mopped regularly, your bathrooms and the kitchen cleaned at least once per week and if you have indoor pets, for instance a cat or dog who’s allowed to live inside, then you need to increase the frequency in which you clean the home.

Whilst it’s a wonderful thing to have pets, they have a tendency to lose hair, bring dirt into the house, and your home will need to be cleaned more frequently as a result.

Protecting and Improving the Value of Your Home

In addition to safeguarding the collective health of your family, having your plumbing properly maintained and installing a central vacuum system will help to protect, and maybe even improve, the value of your family’s home.

Installing a central vacuum system could improve the value of your home, because installing any permanent appliance, especially those offering excellent health benefits, should push up the value of your home and enable you to recuperate your investment when it comes time to sell.

Having a Melbourne plumber fix blocked drains immediately reduces the pressure placed on your pipes and plumbing and that reduces the likelihood of further complications arising, therefore safeguarding the value of your home.

Your family’s health isn’t to be taken lightly. Consider the points made here to safeguard your family’s health and protect the value of your home.

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