Home Depot is committed to helping our customers lead healthy, productive lives. It’s why we’re proud to offer the Home Depot Health Check program – a free professional consultation that helps customers identify potential home hazards and offer solutions to promote healthy living. In addition, The Home Depot has partnered with a variety of organizations as part of its Healthy Home partnership initiative to help build healthier homes and communities. These partnerships include: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Institute for Public Health at University of Georgia, National Center for Healthy Housing and United Services Organization (USO). In this blog post we want you to learn about the different ways you can make your home safer, healthier and more energy-efficient.
Check out the Home Depot Health Check program
The Home Depot Health Check is a free, one-hour consultation with a trained health coach who will walk you through a visual home hazards assessment. You may also be eligible for a free infrared scan to detect areas of high indoor humidity. Depending on your needs, the home health coach may recommend a series of safety repairs and upgrades, such as fixing broken windows, adding weather stripping, or replacing worn flooring. The health coach will also provide information on how to improve indoor air quality, promote energy efficiency and safeguard against lead-based paint in your home. Each consultation includes: – A visual home hazards assessment – Infrared scan to detect areas of high indoor humidity – Information on how to improve indoor air quality – Information on how to promote energy efficiency – Safeguard against lead-based paint in your home
Repairs and Upgrades
If you need repairs, we can help you identify areas in your home that need attention. You might have electrical issues, like a worn or frayed plug or an overloaded circuit. Repairing these issues could help prevent a fire in your home. Other repairs could include worn door hinges or broken windows caused by storms or pests. If you need upgrades, we can help identify items in your home that could be more energy-efficient. You might need items like an energy-efficient water heater, or insulation in your attic. Keep in mind, while some repairs and upgrades are free, others could come with a price tag. If you’re unsure, talk with the health coach during your consultation.
Ventilation and Air Quality
Ventilation helps reduce the risk of indoor air quality problems, like mould and pests. We can help you identify ways to improve ventilation in your home, such as adding vents or fans, or repositioning fireplace mantels. We can also help you choose the right types of insulation to reduce the risk of pests and moisture issues. Keep in mind, there are certain areas in your home that require more ventilation, like the kitchen, bathroom, and basement.
Lead Paint and Lead-Free Homes
Did you know that paint is the top source of lead poisoning in the United States? That’s why it’s important to make sure your home is lead-free. We can help you identify if your home has lead paint and recommend ways to remove lead paint hazards. We can also help you identify areas in your home that may be at risk of lead contamination, such as areas where paint is chipping or cracking. Lead is harmful to your health. It can affect your kidneys, nervous system, and fertility. If you’re pregnant, lead could also harm your unborn child.
Environmentally Friendly Homes
Are you interested in making your home more environmentally friendly? We can help you identify ways to reduce your carbon footprint, such as installing a solar panel system. We can also help you reduce the risk of pests, such as rodents and insects, and avoid moisture issues. We can help you identify areas in your home that could be at risk of pests, such as your attic or crawlspace. We can also help you identify ways to avoid moisture issues, such as installing an evaporative cooling system.
Safety in the Kitchen and Bathroom
The kitchen and bathroom are two areas in your home that require special attention. We can help you identify ways to reduce the risk of burns, falls and other household injuries in these areas. We can help you identify areas in your home that are not accessible for people with mobility issues, such as the bathroom. We can also help you identify areas that are not safe for children, such as the kitchen. We can also help you identify areas in your home that could be at risk of water damage, such as near your water heater, and offer ways to prevent water damage.
The Home depot health check program is a free, one-hour consultation that helps customers identify potential home hazards and offers solutions to promote healthy living. The health coach will also provide information on how to improve indoor air quality, promote energy efficiency and safeguard against lead-based paint in your home. Remember, it’s important to make your home as healthy as it is comfortable. By following these tips, you can make your home a safer, healthier place to live and save money on utility bills at the same time.