Info For All of Us Through This Corona Virus Pandemic

We are taking every possible precaution to maintain our clients and our employees safety. We are an essential business and prepared to serve our community.

Please see below our policies we have implemented:

  • Our staff practices social distancing.
  • Our technicians wear gloves, masks, and shoe covers.
  • They maintain stringent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers.
  • If they are ill they stay at home.
  • Sorry no hand shaking, just our appreciation for your business and safety.
  • We clean the surface area or piece of equipment handled during the service.
  • We also recommend our customers follow the guidelines issued by CDC.

Our hearts are out with our communities and we will get through this working together. Be smart, be safe.

Mike Hudson, CEO

Tampa indoor air pollution

Understanding Indoor Air Particle Pollution

Tampa indoor air pollution

Understanding Indoor Air Particle Pollution 


Sometimes called PM or particulate pollution; particulate matter describes a combination of solid or liquid particles suspended in air. They range in size, shape and composition. When inhaled, they can cause serious health problems. In this article, we examine the causes, effects and offer some solutions to reduce indoor PM.


Health Impact of Indoor PM 

The size of the particles is important. Small fragments are inhalable, and very tiny particles can go deep into the lungs, and even enter the bloodstream. They have an especially negative effect on the heart and lungs, so people who already have heart or lung issues are quite vulnerable to this type of indoor air pollution. Some common health risks include:

Irritation of eyes, nose and throat;

Exasperation of heart and lung disease symptoms

Premature death in people with coronary or respiratory disease.


Sources of Indoor PM 

Some indoor particulate matter makes its way inside from outdoor sources, and some originate in the home. Indoor matter is often created from cooking, combustion, hobbies, and may even be of biological origin. Common sources of indoor PM include:

  • Candles or incense
  • Stove
  • Fireplace or heater
  • Tobacco smoke


The level of indoor pollution varies widely and depends on several factors such as outdoor levels, use of combustibles, and the ventilation system of the home.


Reducing Exposure to Indoor PM 


Filtration to Improve indoor Air Quality 

Taking the above measures will help reduce some of the indoor pollution, but the improvements are modest. You may want to take further steps to remove particles from your indoor air. There are numerous indoor air quality solutions from which to choose, The two primary categories of air purifiers are:


  • Portable air filter 


These are typically small units designed to clean the air in a specific room or area of the home.


  • HVAC filters 


This type of system cleans the air in the entire home or building.


For more information, we recommend reading the EPA’s Guide to air filters 


Test Your Air Quality 

You can have a professional test the air quality in your home. This is a great way to determine which air purification option is best for you. Some filters target specific particles and might work better for your home. Research shows the most effective method of reducing indoor air pollution is using an air filter. If you are concerned about the air quality in your Tampa area home, Contact Healthy Home today for assistance. We have a wide range of air quality solutions, and the experience to help you select the right one to meet your needs.  Call (800) 890-6835 

Contaminants in Tampa area water supply

Report Reveals Contaminants Linked to Cancer in Tampa water Supplies


Contaminants in Tampa area water supply

Federal regulations determine if drinking water is sufficient for human consumption. However, just because contaminant levels are “legal” does not necessarily mean they are safe. The current regulations are outdated. They have not been updated in 20 years, and do not match present-day scientific data indicating safe amounts of contaminants. 


A non-profit organization, called the Environmental Working Group, completed a comprehensive study of U.S. drinking water. Along with scientists, they analyzed water from all 50 states. Nationwide, the results were troubling, and Florida was no exception. Between 2012 and 2017 96 different contaminants were found across Florida’s water supplies. 


Below is a list of contaminants found in Tampa area water supplies detailed in the EWG report published in October 2019. The levels of these impurities meet federal guidelines but are above the EWG’s standards for what they consider safe. 


The contaminants below have been linked to an increase of cancer, and some pose risk to the thyroid and kidneys. 

City of Tampa Water Department:

  • Radium
  • Arsenic
  • Chromium
  • Nitrate
  • Total trihalomethanes

Northwest Utilities, Tampa:

  • Radium,  
  • Total trihalomethanes 

Pinellas County Utilities: 

  • Chlorate
  • Arsenic
  • Chromium 
  • Total trihalomethanes

Clearwater Water System:

  • Radium
  • Arsenic
  • Total trihalomethanes 
  • Chromium 

New Port Richey Water Department:

  • Radium
  • Total trihalomethanes 

Hillsborough County South-Central Service Area:

  • Chromium
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Radium, 
  • Total trihalomethanes  

Northwest Utilities, Tampa:

  • Radium 
  • Total trihalomethanes
  • Chromium

Hcpud/Eastlake, Tampa: 

  • Nitrate
  • Radium 
  • Total trihalomethane 
  • Arsenic

University of South Florida, Tampa: 

  • Uranium
  • Nitrate
  • Radium combined
  • Chromium
  • Trihalomethanes

Seaboard Utilities, Tampa: 

  • Chromium
  • Total trihalomethanes

Pinellas Park Water Department:

  • Arsenic
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium
  • Total trihalomethanes

City of St. Petersburg, Odessa:

  • Arsenic
  • Chromium
  • Total trihalomethanes


Remove Contaminants from your Tampa Drinking Water 

The first question people have after reviewing this report is, “How can I remove these materials from my water?” The EWG recommends using a reverse-osmosis filtration system. The list above is a small sample of the FL water systems included in the study. If you do not see your area listed above, visit the EWG tap water database and search by zip code to find the results of your water supply. 

Talk to Elected Officials 

Water filters are the first line of defense. However, the root of the problem is with the water supply its self. Make your local elected officials aware of your concerns. Ask them why the contaminants are present, and how the water is treated. What is being done to protect the source water, and are they investing in advanced water treatment technology? We need to bring these issues to the decision makers in order for things to improve.

We Can Help 

If you find your water department has high levels of a specific substance; Our water professionals can determine which filter will best remove that contaminant. We have a wide variety of waterquality solutions. We are dedicated to helping Tampa Bay residents receive healthy, safe drinking water.  

Contact Healthy Home  today at  (800) 890-6835

glass of Tampa tap water

Is Tampa Tap Water Safe?

glass of Tampa tap water

Is Tampa Tap Water Safe?

There is increasing concern about the quality of tap water in the United States. The EPA has clear guidelines about the water provided to citizens. It is the municipal water company’s responsibility to ensure our water is suitable. We put a lot of faith in these entities, so it’s important to understand exactly what they consider “safe” and how we can determine for ourselves if the tap water in Tampa is safe. 

Problems with Tap Water 



10% of tap water has already been used. This may not seem like a lot, but when you are consuming it, this fact is alarming. Recycled water contains a number of chemicals and toxins. Keep this in mind the next time you go to the sink for a glass of water. 



The water companies must treat and disinfect all tap water. The primary chemical used in this process is Chlorine. So, there are large amounts of chlorine present in our drinking water. The EPA allows for chlorine levels high enough to maintain a swimming pool. 



You can’t see, smell, or taste lead when it is present in water. The most common cause of this type of contamination is lead pipes. Exposure to lead is very dangerous, especially for young children. 


Insufficient Filtration 

The water plant does its best to filter out harmful bacteria and chemicals. Nevertheless, it is simply too large of a task to properly handle. Consumers leave themselves open to danger when they do not properly filter their own water. Invest in a quality water filter to give your family the safe drinking water they deserve. 


Look for Contaminants 

Your senses are great tools to detect contaminated water. While many toxins are not obvious, some are quite conspicuous. Ideally, water should be clear with no particular taste or odor. If your water is cloudy, has a sharp chemical taste, or smells strange, it may very well be contaminated. 


Water Testing 

Fill a glass of water and let it sit for a few minutes. If it is completely clear from top to bottom, then any previous cloudiness was probably just air bubbles. However, if it remains opaque, especially at the bottom, this is a sign of a problem. Because many contaminants are impossible to detect with the human senses it is recommended to have a professional water evaluation. 


The Water Crisis in America 

The news is full of stories about contaminated water and the awful consequences it carries. We don’t need to look any further than Flint, Michigan to see how poor water quality can devastate a community. When this type of gross negligence occurs, the public is typically notified long after the damage has been done.  In 2015, North Carolina residents discovered high levels of toxic heavy metals in the majority of wells near Coal Ash Pond. Sadly, they dealt with these problems for over a year, which caused a disproportionate number of brain cancer and tumor cases in the region. While some heavy metals cause your water to taste metallic, others may not leave any obvious traces. 


Tampa Water Safety Solutions 

The best way to maintain safe Tampa tap water is to choose a quality filtration system. Here at Healthy Homes Tampa, we provide a wide range of solutions to fit everyone’s needs. Contact us today to speak with one of our water quality professionals. Call 800-890-6835

Bottled, Purified, and Tap Water - Can you see the difference?

Choose Illness Or Awareness: Why You Need To Take Control of your Water Quality

Bottled, Purified, and Tap Water - Can you see the difference?

Can you see which glass of water fills with you with contaminants as it quenches your thirst? Can you see which glass of water is nothing but pure H2O? The truth of it is this: if you don’t know exactly how your water has been treated from source to sip (whether bottled or from a well or tap) then the safety of that water is completely out of your hands.

Harms of Tap Water – Raw and Treated

Water that reaches municipal homes is acquired, treated, dispensed, and recycled from waste, retention, and sewage water by local water treatment facilities.

water treatment plant

The only enforcing body for this water treatment is the federal law of the Environmental Protection Agency, and is mainly driven through the guidelines of the Safe Drinking Water Act[3]. While poised to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water, the EPA only regulates 91 contaminants – despite the observations that there are over 60,000 chemicals ingested in the United States (and thus excreted into the water supply). This 60,000 estimate, by the way, comes from (you guessed it) the Environmental Protection Agency [1]. Your water quality level may not be violating the law, but there’s no way it’s been cleaned to a level ensuring a minimal amount of chemicals or disease causing pollutants interact with you and your immune system.

If you’re surprised at the notion of “bare minimums” in a government regulated facility that concerns the safety of the public, here is the head of a Florida Utility Authority letting his words stand for themselves:

“ ‘If it doesn’t violate the law, I don’t really pay much attention to it,’ said Stephen Sorrell, executive director of Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, which serves Pensacola, Fla. Data show that his system has delivered water containing multiple chemicals at concentrations that research indicates are associated with health risks. The system has not violated the Safe Drinking Water Act during the last half-decade.The Times examined concentrations of 335 chemicals that government agencies have determined were associated with serious health risks. The analysis counted only instances in which the same chemical was detected at least 10 times for a single water system since 2004, at a concentration that the government has said poses at least a 1-in-10,000 risk of causing disease.

That is roughly equivalent to the cancer risk posed by undergoing 100 X-rays. “

– New York Times

Drinking Water Concerns

Tap water drinkers might need to pause and accept this reality; take a brief moment. When anybody hears it for the first time it’s a shock – water is the fluid of life! The same percentage of water in the world is the same percentage that our bodies consist of – it is innate in nature![2] Everyone needs water each and every day, but it’s a hard fact that the publicly available water is in no way as clean as can be.

And if the level of removal isn’t to your liking, you won’t believe the dangers of what they’ll add to the water. Long story short, adding fluoride to water for fighting tooth decay doesn’t necessarily outweigh the research documented effects of lowered fertility, lowered IQ, and pineal gland calcification in subjected populations [2]. Like most points of scientific inquiry, do your in-depth research and you’ll find there’s a lot to swallow.

Harms of Bottled Water – The Whole Story


Now I’m sure anybody who was #TeamTapWater may be thinking of jumping ship right now. Slow your roll, however, if your next turn is toward a cold, hard, shiny bottle of pre-packaged water. You might not be in the clear just yet.

It is a little known fact that the norm since 2009 was nearly half (48.7%) of bottled water facilities using municipal tap water supplies[4] all the same. So right there the idea of a “safer source” can be thrown out the window as often as “heads” on a coin toss. And as far as the path it takes along the way… there’s not much to say on that. Running as private corporations they are inherently regulated even less than public tap water (and we just saw how thorough that can be) and in fact only 3 could be found to publish purity information at the same level as public facilities[4].

When it comes to the point of quenching your thirst, know that you may still be subject to foreign chemicals. Both Nicotine in significant quantity and 58 active pharmaceuticals were detected in 5 of 10 randomly sampled of bottled mineral water brands[1]. Independent testing of bottled water conducted by the Environmental Working Group in 2008 also found that 10 popular brands of bottled water, purchased from grocery stores and other retailers in 9 states and the District of Columbia, contained 38 chemical pollutants, with an average of 8 contaminants in each brand[4].

bottled water landfill

Bottled water may offer the impression of a pristinely sourced, purified, and single-serving dose of clean water, but is all that worth:

  • The energy equivalent of 32 and 54 million barrels of oil to produce and transport plastic water bottles used in just a year’s time
  • A pollution rate of 75 percent, leaving empty plastic bottles in our landfills, lakes, streams and oceans
  • Small towns around the world exploited for water resources to feed the manufactured demand of giant corporations re-selling public water
  • The estimated that two liters of water needed to bottle every liter on the store shelf, resulting in approximately 72 billion gallons wasted annually worldwide

There are COSTS to leaving the responsibility of your drinking water quality up to a private corporation, a secluded and distant authority, who couldn’t possibly have the health and wellness of YOUR family at the forefront of their mind.

Take back Control to gain Awareness of what’s in your drinking water

If you don’t know for sure, then the only thing you can be sure of is that you have no influence on the ones who actually know the whole story of what’s in every sip you take; the composition of each drop that flows through your home. Your eyesight won’t tell you, you have to get deeper than that for yourself. And like every unseen element of nature, we never understand it until we test, ask questions, and find out just what it’s made of.

Take control today and Know Your Water by obtaining a free water quality test from a Life Enhancement Consultant.



  1. Environmental Protection Agency
  2. GreenMedInfo
  3. The New York Times
  4. Food & Water Watch

Our First LifeVantage Open House (Weekly on Thursday)

Patrons from the Greater Tampa Bay community as well as the Healthy Home Family gathered to discuss the Lifetime Business Opportunity through LifeVantage that has been driving us to success. Our CEO Mike Hudson, Pro 3, is pictured below welcoming the group as well as giving his testimonial on his success in this new and exciting venture.

Mike Hudson speaking to the group

Mike Hudson speaking to the group

This was the first of what is now a weekly event in which different Pros in the LifeVantage Opportunity are able to share their passion and belief in the products and enterprise with all who would like to listen. Visitors also had the opportunity to sample and learn more about both Protandim and TrueScience at our newly opened LifeVantage Kiosk

Store Display of Protaindim Supplement and TrueScience Anti Aging Regimen

Store Display of Protaindim Supplement and TrueScience Anti Aging Regimen

Our May 29th evening featured discussion from Pro 3 Bobby Kim, Pro 6 Matthew Waldrop, and Doctor Cobb, and each is pictured below. If you missed out on the fun to be had, we’ll be seeing you next Thursday!

Tampa Bay woman shocked: 37,600 particulate pollutants found in each foot of airspace in her home. Couldn’t believe the source of it all

*name changed to protect homeowner privacy

dust through window sunlight

     Two weeks ago the home of neighborly retired resident of Sun City Center, Alice*, was opened to our life enhancement consultants upon a call for our standard no-cost water quality testing, though what panned out was a surprise to all. In discussing her water analyses bouts of coughing and scratching of the eyes were impossible for Jonathan, the consultant, to overlook and he inquired whether or not she had a respiratory condition. She spoke of it in terms of an unwelcome development, having been a picture of fitness in her younger years though now affected with regular allergy symptoms, coughing, and dry eyes. Having started up in just the past ten years, she tied this affliction to her move down to Florida upon retiring from an administrative career in Pennsylvania. Rumors from friends beforehand told her to expect a whole slew of environmental differences, so at the onset she logically assigned blame to the different grasses, flowers, and the range of diverse plant life floating in the Tampa Bay winds. It was on suspicion of water contamination from local construction that she looked up our Water Quality department and gave Healthy Home a call.

     Jonathan (a specialist in both water and indoor air quality) offered to help her investigate if there were any environmental solutions to be implemented through an Indoor Air Quality Analysis. The first step of this was conducting a True Laser Particle Count with the Air Quality Monitor carried by each consultant to accurately gauge the air pollutants in the home. Alice couldn’t believe that air quality and allergy relief technology was at this point, as she had never previously had a laser particle count in her household. The disbelief shifted to Jonathan once he whipped out the monitor and the digital reading appeared, showing Alice had a whopping 32,700 particulate pollutants PER CUBIC FOOT OF AIR in the center (and most open area) of her home. No amount of Claritin and cough drops was going to fix that kind of indoor air quality DISASTER.

     Alice could not believe that the air inside her home was worse than the outside, but it’s sad to say it’s an all too common situation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has observed levels of indoor air pollutants as high as 2 to 5 times that of outdoor in various studies, and the homes of Florida are no different. The implementing of energy-efficiency products and practices also greater seals in air and allows pollutants to re-circulate with less ability to escape through ventilation. The cause could be anywhere from Alice’s air conditioning system to her ducts, or ventilation, or air handler, or dirt caked into the surfaces of her entire home, the list goes on… so Jonathan got right to work.

Residential Air Duct Cleaning Process     As is included with every free indoor air quality consultation he utilized the Purestar 1000 Air Purifier in her polluted bedroom to perform an Air Wash: a deep decontamination of the airspace with the power of the HEPA filtration to demonstrate the state of a clean airspace. During the duration of the Air Wash, he inspected the condition of her A/C filters, her return filter and also inquired about her household activities relating to air quality to see what may be bringing. With this information he was able to refer her for the HVAC inspection that led to the discovery of a duct contamination problem that seemed to have been in effect since before she purchased the home. Upon walking back into her bedroom when the Purestar Air Wash was completed and with a deep breath of the filtered crisp air she knew her troubles would be coming to an end.

free iaq analysis

If you have NEVER gotten a laser particle count for the airspace of your home, have recently moved into a new home, or are not 100% SURE you could get a zero particle reading from our air quality monitors:



ext. 7010


Healthy Home Welcomes Visit from Joseph Urso, CEO of Aerus, and Neal DeLettre, President of Safeway Water

Joseph Urso, Mike Hudson, and Neal DeLettre

Joseph Urso, Mike Hudson, and Neal DeLettre

Last week we were pleased to welcome Joseph Urso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aerus, and Neal DeLettre, President of Safeway Water, as they visited the Healthy Home Plaza over their short stays in Tampa, Florida. In his time here Mr. Urso reminisced with old friends such as our Owner and CEO Mike Hudson whom he has known for over eighteen years and worked with in each the Aerus and Healthy Home business endeavors. In addition, Mr. DeLettre commended the developments in Healthy Home’s water division, an expansion resulting from our recent business partnership. Both the old and new faces of the Healthy Home Team were able learn more about these leaders through hearing their perspectives on growth, industriousness, and success (in every sense of the word). Joseph Urso Collage In addressing the entire Healthy Home Family, Mr. Urso shared the story of his start in business, and his personal qualities that led to realization of his aspirations for not only his companies but his way of life. Embracing honorable values such as honesty, fairness, and integrity made him an individual that attracted people wanting to do business with him, and he speaks of applying such principles personally to start on your way to visualizing achievement. Over the course of his time striving for his goals it enabled him to become a difference maker; one whose products support and better the lives of others each day, an opportunity realizable for each person at Healthy Home. Neal DeLettre Collage Mr. DeLettre sustained the excitement and positivity by praising the growth of Healthy Home’s water division, growth that Safeway Water is a part of since we’ve engaged in distribution from July of 2013. He discussed how a sale cannot occur without a need, and the size of the water treatment industry illustrates the great extent of this need. The systems from Safeway Water, like Aerus, are retailed by Healthy Home precisely because they robustly fulfill our customers’ needs for a water quality solution. Following this meeting everyone had a smile on their face and was better equipped to visualize improvements for their lives. With the company lunch afterward everyone was able to meet and break bread together, better relating to Mr. Urso, Mr. DeLettre, and each other member of the Healthy Home Team.

To learn more about the water system developments of Aerus or Safeway Water visit our information on Healthy Home’s Water Quality Solutions or Contact Us today.

New online store is open!

Our online store is officially up and running. Stock up for the holiday season! We have a great selection of items. We will be constantly adding to our range so please register on our site, this will enable you to keep up to date with any new products.

All shipping is done the same day an order is placed! Happy Shopping and spread the word!!