Coming Soon to a City Near You: A Healthier Home in a Box

September 29, 2016

This year we’re excited to expand the distribution of our Safe & Healthy Home Kits to even more communities across the United States, to help even more people have a safer and healthier home.

An image of a Lowe's employee assembling a Safe & Healthy Home Kit at their facility in North Carolina.

A Lowe’s employee assembles a Safe & Healthy Home Kit at their facility in North Carolina.

We created the kits in partnership with Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s. They feature contents that are in line with the principles of healthy homes, developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing, and endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General.

Discover what’s inside the Safe & Healthy Home Kits and learn how to use the contents to make your home cleaner, safer and more energy efficient, when you check out our tips below.

And remember, you do not have to be a Charter customer to receive a kit!

Tip 1: Cleaner Homes = Healthier Homes

An image of the contents inside of a Safe & Healthy Home Kit.

Keeping your home clean is a simple way to improve both your health and the health of your family. Cleaner homes can reduce the risk of chronic illness (think asthma or upper respiratory infection) and pest infestation.

Use kit items, including gloves and disinfecting wipes, to clean commonly used surfaces like the doorknob and faucet handles. Place the kit’s moisture absorber in your bathroom, kitchen or bedroom to avoid the buildup of excess moisture that leads to mold and mildew. The kit also includes: all-purpose cleaner, a bag of rags, Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® and sponges.

Tip 2: Be Proactive to Prevent Accidents

An image of a Lowe's employee assembling a Safe & Healthy Home Kit at their facility in North, Carolina.

Lowe’s employees assembled 4,000 Safe & Healthy Home Kits in 2016.

Many home accidents are preventable with just a few proactive steps. Add tub tread to the bottom of your shower or bathtub to prevent falls, especially for older residents. Install the kit’s night lights in your hallways to help stop spills en route to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Tip 3: Prepare for Emergencies

An image of the side of the Safe & Healthy Home Kit box.

Emergency preparedness is critical for ensuring that your family stays safe during severe weather, fires and natural disasters. Install the kit’s smoke detector on each floor of your home, and conduct monthly battery tests. Combine the kit’s first aid kit, emergency radio and flashlight with family necessities (like special medications) to create your custom emergency preparedness kit.

Tip 4: Energy Efficiency is Healthy

An image of the Safe & Healthy Home Kit up close.

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency can improve air quality and lower your monthly energy bill. Use the kit’s caulk to seal cracks around windows and door frames, which will help regulate indoor home temperature. Attach weatherstrip to the base of exterior doors to help prevent drafts.

Tip 5: Find Your Safe & Healthy Home Kit

An image of the Safe & Healthy Home Kit box.

As of May 2016, we’ve begun distributing kits throughout the communities that Charter Communications serves. Check out our chart below to find out where to pick up your kit soon. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.

 

Be sure to check back here frequently to get updates about kit distribution. For the latest, you can also sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Give us your safe and healthy home advice

An image of the Safe & Healthy Home Kits stacked up at Lowe's facility in North Carolina.

If you already have a kit, we’d love to hear how it is making your home safer and healthier. Share tips and photos via Facebook or Twitter, using #CharterOurCommunity.

Your use of the information in this article is entirely at your own risk. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate. This article contains links to other websites for informational purposes only. These links do not imply endorsement by Charter Communications of the websites or their operators. Charter is not liable for the content of these linked websites.

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