We know, most never accomplish or maintain their resolutions for the new year. At the core of why we even bother - our homes (and budgets) have been stressed during the frantic holiday season - the new year promises us new beginnings and a refocused purpose. With that in mind, We've Got It Maid Cleaning Service is offering a seven-part series of little things that can bring new life to your home, you and your family. After a hiatus, we rejoin the list over halfway through the year.
RESOLUTION FIVE - Safety.
Your home may be organized, simplified and clean, but is it safe? There are a few things we all should do to make sure we're not living with a potential health hazard.
Check your house for radon. This colorless, odorless gas causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, It contains radioactive particles that get trapped in your lungs as you breathe.
One in every fifteen homes has dangerous levels, and with test kits costing as little as $20, there's no reason not to be up on that.
Make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector on every bedroom floor... in addition to smoke detectors. If a chimney flue or furnace vent gets blocked or leaks, carbon monoxide could back up in your house and kill you.