Is your family preparing for a new addition? How wonderful! There’s so much to be done in preparation for your little one’s arrival. Attending all prenatal visits, taking vitamins, setting up the nursery, saving for maternity and paternity leave, and so many other little tasks will take up much of your precious time before baby’s due date.
But don’t forget about setting up the rest of your home, so that it’s as safe and secure as possible for your new little one to live in and eventually explore. Cover the outlets, securely store cleaning products and other chemicals, and make sure any small objects that could be a choking hazard are properly out of reach of your baby’s little fingers.
But there’s one aspect of preparing your home that often gets left out of the typical advice books and blogs: making sure it’s contaminant-free.
Dangers of lead
Lead paint was used widely, in just about every single home and commercial building, until the late 1970s. If your home is more than a few decades old, it likely contains lead paint. This matters because once your baby starts rolling, crawling, and eventually walking around, he or she will get all kinds of things on their hands when exploring your home. All of a sudden you’ll realize your floors definitely weren’t as clean as you thought they were!
Plus everyone knows that babies love to explore with their mouths. Just about anything they find, it goes straight into their mouths, no matter if it’s a dust bunny or a marshmallow or whatever! That’s a problem if you have lead in your home because if a child ingests the lead paint chips or dust, it could result in lead poisoning—a serious condition that can affect brain development and neurological systems of the body.
Protect your son or daughter and schedule an evaluation of your property to check for lead and other common contaminants. AQHI, Inc can conduct this check efficiently and thoroughly so you can get on with your day. Then if any contaminants are found, AQHI, Inc can also take care of eradicating it from your home so you can bring your baby home from the hospital or birthing center with complete confidence.
Considering making some renovations to your home in preparation for your new little one? Many people consider expanding or remodeling their homes when a baby is on the way, but it’s important to keep in mind that you could be exposing your entire family to asbestos.
Exposure to asbestos has been linked to serious diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis, so if you’re planning any renovations, it’s essential that you call AQHI, Inc at 800-481-8080 before even taking out your nails and hammer. We’ll evaluate your property and determine whether asbestos and other common contaminants are present, and if they are, suggest a comprehensive plan to get rid of them completely. It’s certainly worth spending a few minutes with the environmental experts at AQHI, Inc to get tremendous peace of mind before doing any renovations on your home.
Other contaminants, too
AQHI, Inc will check the air, water, soil, and physical structure of your home for any and all contaminants. Do yourself and your new little one a huge favor and call 800-481-8080 today!