Your home is meant to be your sanctuary—a place where you can relax and be with family, and forget about the outside world for a while. But there may be a few nasty little surprises that make it not so serene. From toxins in the air to critters under the floorboards, any number of things can threaten the health of your home. We wanted to know what these unseen dangers are and how homeowners can protect their homes, so we’re turning to the experts.

Why We’re Asking:

Homeowners don’t always think about the risks posed by dirty carpets, aging insulation, or a blocked ventilation pipe on a kitchen stove—but home experts do. We want to know about all the changes, both big and small, that homeowners can make to ensure the health of their homes and their families. A renovation in time might even save a life.

So tell us, experts:

What updates can make a home healthier?

What home safety concerns might homeowners not be aware of?
Are there any renovations homeowners should consider to improve the health of their homes?
What small changes can homeowners make on their own?

Knowledge is the first step toward prevention, so we’re eager to learn about these invisible dangers we might be facing on a daily basis.

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!