Everybody, regardless of if they are single, married, or have children want their lives and the lives of their loved ones to be safe, clean, and healthy. However, what most people do not know is that it?s not just people that can catch diseases ? homes can too.

The best way to prevent this from happening to your home is to keep your house dry, clean, safe, ventilated, and pest free.

Why would you do this, you ask?

Well by keeping your house dry, mainly the basement, you are preventing the spread of mold and mildew, which tends to grow in damp moist areas. These will eventually spread throughout the house if left unattended for a while and could cause potential breathing problems for members in the house. To prevent this keep an eye out for plumbing leaks, faulty roof issues, and any weak areas that would allow water into your house. Good ventilation is critical, as it?cuts down on the amount of moisture in the home.

Keeping your house clean and sanitized prevents the spread of colds and germs. Most people are unaware that items handled in the home represent 50 to 80 percent of food poisoning cases and 60 to 65 percent of all colds are contracted in the home.

For those who have children and pets keeping your house safe is an important issue. Make sure to store any cleaning products out of reach of children and pets, as most of these can be very dangerous to their health..

It?s pretty much a given that nobody wants pests in their home especially after knowing that some of them carry diseases, which can harm an individual?s health. However, as we all know sometimes it happens. The best way to keep them out is to clean up after meals, dispose of any unwanted food, and keep leftovers in a sealed container. They can?t survive if they don?t have food.