Your home is more than just a place to rest after a busy day. It is a sanctuary where you rejuvenate, relax, and spend time with your friends and family. Although you may care for your property, there are more things you can do to make it a healthy and safe home.

Safe Drinking Water

One way to keep family members healthy and safe is by installing a water filtration system. A water filter is beneficial because it traps debris from aging pipes and poor water sources, providing clean water that you can safely drink.

Keep a Healthy and Safe Home With Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors save lives, so it is important that your home is never without functioning devices. A home should have smoke detectors in every bedroom and on every floor of the house. Test your devices monthly to make sure they are working properly and install new batteries as needed.

Clean Air

If you or a family member is experiencing allergy-like symptoms indoors, your HVAC system’s filters may need to be replaced. As air is circulated throughout the home, pet dander, dust, and other particles are also moving with it. Routinely replace or clean your filters so they can effectively trap dust and other allergens. You can also incorporate air-purifying plants to further improve air quality.

Radon Testing

Radon is a gas that is produced from the breakdown of uranium in the earth. It can seep into your home, affecting the air you breathe. This particular type of gas is radioactive and causes lung cancer with prolonged exposure. Have your home tested for radon so you can know that you and your family are safe from this gas.

Repairs Leaks to Maintain a Healthy and Safe Home

Water leaks are inconvenient and costly.  They can lead to mold growth and mildew. To maintain a healthy and safe home, routinely inspect your home for leaks, especially in the basement, attic, and under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Call a professional plumber to handle repairs.


Pests like ants, termites, roaches, and mice can invade a home. Some can inflict significant damage to your property. Properly disposing of food scraps, cleaning and dusting often, routinely changing the linens, and repairing water leaks are some ways to help control pests in and around your home.

These are a few ways to maintain a safe and healthy home. Clean air and water are important for your family’s health. Smoke detectors provide an early warning in case of fire. Regular maintenance of your home will help to provide a secure, healthy place for you and your family.

Catawba Island Home Inspections provides radon testing and wood-destroying insect inspections in Northwest Ohio. Contact us to request an appointment.