Yes, we know you’ve vacuumed the dust mites out of your carpet, scraped the mould from your walls, and cleaned out your refrigerator to get rid of any lingering bacteria. Well, we are assuming you have anyway. But despite your best efforts to ensure a cleaner and healthier home, it might be that your living environment still isn’t as clean as you think it is.
Why? Well, forgive us for coming across like your nagging mother, but these are some of the reasons why your home might not be as healthy as you had assumed.
#1: You have neglected to clean some of the things you touch every day
When was the last time you gave your TV remote a good clean? When was the last time you used anti-bacterial liquids on your door handles? When was the last time you cleaned the flush mechanism on your toilet? When did you last put your bathmat in the washing machine? These are just a few of the things that we touch every day, and yet neglect to clean. The upshot of this? Well, germs will spread, the people in your home might fall prey to nasty infections, and your home will be placed under quarantine. Well, we are exaggerating a little on that last point, but you get our meaning. Clean your floors, clean your stuff, clean your windows, in short, clean everything!
#2: You have a terrible mattress
When was the last time you changed your mattress? Sleep experts suggest we should do so every 7 years as, over time, our mattresses can become both dirty and very uncomfortable. The upshot of this? Well, your unclean mattress can trigger allergies in you and your partner (thanks to those blasted dust mites), and any long-standing lumps and bumps can cause you severe back pain. Oh, and you won’t be able to sleep very well, either, so your increased tiredness could play havoc with your mental health. So, give your mattress a good clean, change if it’s high time that you did, and read our article on the matter for further advice.
#3: The air quality in your home is poor
Okay, so you might open your windows regularly to improve the airflow in your home. And you might have a few plants scattered around too in an effort to purify the air. But if you are regularly getting headaches, have trouble breathing, and suffer from congestion, then it could be that more needs to be done. The air quality in your home can be negatively affected by an unclean HVAC system, hidden asbestos in your home, clogged dryer vents, and bad smoking habits, as just a few examples. To improve your air quality then, it might be time to pay for professional dryer vent cleaning and/or HVAC services to get to those parts that you can’t reach. You might want to hire a home inspector to check for signs of asbestos or any other lingering problems. And yes, it’s probably time to quit smoking! By taking these steps, you might finally be able to enjoy clean air in your home again.
So, for the protection of your long-term health, and for the health of the people who live with you, pay attention to the advice in this article. Then consider other aspects of your home that could be unclean, and either get on top of them yourself or bring in a professional to sort them out for you! You will then have a healthier and cleaner home! Hoorah!