All homeowners know that everything in our homes eventually deteriorates. But there are some household items that require preventative replacement to ensure the safety and health of our families; I want to talk to you about how frequently to change them and why.
Certain items need to be replaced every 10 to 12 years to prevent danger. Fire extinguishers lose their pressure over time, while smoke detectors become clogged with particles and lose efficacy. Water heaters also need annual flushing and inspection to avoid carbon monoxide leaks.
Toothbrushes and liquid makeup should be thrown away after three months because they accumulate harmful bacteria. Powder-based makeup and perfume (which loses its scent) can be used for about 2 years.
The pillows, shoes, and mattresses we rely on for comfort can cause back, neck, and foot problems after too long. Pillows become flat and lumpy after two years; mattresses get saggy and uneven after seven, while the shock-absorbent soles of running shoes wear down between 300 and 500 miles.
The last items I want to talk about need replacing for efficiency’s sake. After six months, air filters become too clogged with dirt and dust to work resourcefully; computers become mostly obsolete within seven years, and spices lose their flavour after being exposed to the air for a year.
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