Healthy Homes Inspections
Contact Enell Inspections today for a comprehensive Health Homes Inspection of your rental properties to determine what action if any are required to bring your properties upto the required standard before it is too late.
Examples of what is required include:
Landlords must provide one or more fixed heaters that can directly heat the main living room to a maintained temperature of at least 18 degrees Celsius.
Moisture ingress and drainage
People in the N.Z. spend about 70% of their lives inside their home, and almost 20% in a school or other commercial building. These numbers suggest that the condition of the home is a primary factor in a person’s overall health. If your home has problems, your health may be suffering, too.
- a dilapidated exterior;
- structural problems;
- flaking paint;
These conditions are all associated with a wide range of health issues, including injuries due to accidents, respiratory illnesses such as asthma, lead poisoning, and even cancer. The condition of a person’s housing is an important influence on their health.
Scientific evidence demonstrates a solid relationship between housing and human health. Studies on the economic burden of specific defects in homes show costs rising into the millions of dollars annually. Hazards associated with the home contribute to both poor health and the economic burdens on society at large.
The good news is that most home-based hazards are preventable. And it starts with getting your home inspected. A healthy home provides a safe and healthy environment for your family.
- well ventilated;
- well maintained; and
- thermally controlled.
Substandard housing has long been associated with a wide range of health hazards, including respiratory infections, lead poisoning, injuries, and mental health issues. In the 19th century, public health officials began to target poor sanitation, over-crowding, and inadequate ventilation to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases, as well as fire hazards.
Today, we use multiple strategies to maintain improved living conditions, such as developing and enforcing construction guidelines and codes, and advocating for safe and healthy housing that’s also energy-efficient. A healthy community starts with a healthy home, so contact Enell Inspections and ask for a Healthy Home Inspection today!
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