How to Have a Healthy Home

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Our mission at Clean Crawls is to deliver superior, healthy and clean environments that provide comfort and Peace of Mind while creating extraordinary relationships with our clients and one another.

A Healthy Home Checklist From The Surgeon General

Outer Parts of Your House and Yard

  • Remove shoes before entering the house to keep dirt containing lead and other toxins outside.
  • Maintain gutters, downspouts, and your roof to prevent moisture from entering your home.
  • Use safe work practices when painting, remodeling, or renovating your home.
  • If you have a septic tank or private well, properly maintain it to prevent illness.
  • Be ready in case of disaster: have a kit for shelter in place and plan fire escape routes.

Basement, Crawl Space, Utility and Laundry Areas

  • Set hot water heater at 120°F to prevent burns.
  • Have gas appliances and furnaces checked yearly to make sure they don’t release extra carbon monoxide.
  • Make sure the clothes dryer vents outside.
  • Test for radon. If there’s a high level, hire a specialist to eliminate the hazard.

Attics

  • Check for water leaks from the roof.
  • Ensure proper ventilation to prevent moisture that can promote mold growth.
  • Seal gaps around roofing and attic openings to keep rodents and insects out.
  • Clean up clutter to deny rodents and insects a place to nest.
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What We Are Doing at Clean Crawls to Have Healthier Homes. 

When is the Right Time to Change Your Air Filter?

How often should you change your furnace filter? Depending on the filter, it could have a lifespan anywhere from 30 days to 6 months, and specific factors in your home can subtract from the filter’s lifespan. Looking at your filter, once a month will let you know if your filter is clogged and needs to be replaced.

To learn more about furnace filters, click here!

How Bathroom and Kitchen Fans Make Your Home Healthier!

These fans provide important ventilation to your home and help remove moisture from your bathroom and kitchen. They do this by drawing the unwanted moisture into ducts and then venting that moisture out of your home. Your kitchen fan also removes smoke, steam, odors, and grease particles, and your bathroom fan also helps get rid of lingering smells, as well as, mold and mildew spores in your bathroom!

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Changing your Fridge’s Water Filter and What Temperature to Keep it At

The water filter in your fridge plays an important role in keeping your water free of impurities. Your water filter removes lead and other heavy metals, rust, chlorine, and pharmaceuticals from your water, as well as, organic compounds that affect the water’s taste and odor. Water filters should be changed every 6 months, however, if it has been in place for over a year it can clog and begin to develop bacteria. Bacteria growth is not limited to a clogged filter. Bacteria can also grow in your refrigerator if the conditions are correct. Make sure that your fridge’s thermostat is set to 39 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. If it is warmer, bacteria will be able to develop much easier inside your refrigerator.

To learn more about your fridge filter and what temperature to keep it at, click here!

Switch Your Toxic-Chemical Cleaning Products in Your Home Out For Non-Toxic Products!

The problem with toxic-cleaning products is that they are toxic and hazardous. When you are using toxic cleaning supplies they are harmful to your health and if children or pets get into the cleaning supplies it could be a major disaster. Additionally, companies that produce toxic-cleaning supplies often do not tell consumers what chemicals are in their products. Natural and non-toxic cleaners are much safer, not only because producers tell you what ingredients they use, but also because their products are not toxic.

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Why Healthy Home?

At Clean Crawls we care about the wellbeing of our customers. We believe that providing a healthy and clean environment to our customers does not end with the work we perform in attics and crawl spaces. To provide our customers with Peace of Mind, we want to give you the information and tools you need to have a healthy home. We see the Healthy Home as a wonderful way to reach out and stay connected to you our customers, as well as, help the members of our community live a healthier life.