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Healthy Homes 101

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How can you keep your home healthy?

  • Keep your house clean. Be sure to wash window sills and floors with warm water and detergent regularly. If possible, use a HEPA vaccuum on carpets.
  • Keep your house free from pests, like bugs and rodents. Use baits and traps instead of harmful pesticides.
  • Ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have good batteries.
  • Reduce asthma triggers by avoiding use of air fresheners, cleaning chemicals, and smoking indoors.
  • Wash pacifiers, bottles, toys, and stuffed animals when they fall on the floor.
  • Avoid and reduce mold by repairing water leaks from roofs, plumbing, drainage, etc.
  • Avoid using un-vented heaters.

Learn more at NC Healthy Homes.

  • Capital Bank
  • City of Durham EWD
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation