Life can easily get ahead of you. With so much going on in life, you may find that you don’t have a lot of time to keep your home clean. Letting the house go on occasion is not a bad thing. However, letting it go long-term is not a good idea. It will start to affect your family’s health and well-being. Why is keeping your house clean so important?

 

Reduces Allergens

 

Dust mites, pet dander, and tobacco smoke are three of the most common allergens found in the home. If you don’t clean regularly, these minute particulates can build-up. That is when you or a family member may start to have allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezes, or light skin rashes. For people who have asthma, these allergens will aggravate the already sensitive tissues in the lungs and throat triggering asthmatic symptoms.

 

Dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping on a regular basis helps remove these allergens.

 

Protects You From Toxic Bacteria

 

Bacteria, viruses and toxic microorganisms can lurk just about anywhere in your home. If you don’t clean regularly, these microscopic organisms can increase in population and spread around. Uncontrolled bacteria in the kitchen can lead to foodborne illnesses. Bacteria can grow on your bathroom faucet, on your toilet seat, or on the baby’s changing table.

 

Using strong cleaners in your kitchen and bathroom can reduce bacterial populations, keeping you and your family safe from toxic microorganisms.

 

Removes and Prevents Mold

 

Mold can appear anywhere there is moisture and organic materials like wood, drywall, or paper. It starts out as microscopic dots that quickly grow as the mold reproduces by spraying spores into the air. While the spores are airborne, people can breathe them into the lungs and throat. Exposure to mold spores can trigger moderate to severe health problems and allergic reactions.

 

Routine cleaning will help prevent mold from growing in the first place. It is also important to inspect for mold growth in common areas like under the sink, around the tub, and behind the toilet. Finding the problem early will prevent from spreading.

 

Reduces the Chance of Trips and Falls

 

Take a walk through your home. How many tripping hazards can you find? It might be toys left out in the floor or pair of shoes in the wrong place. Keeping the house clean and organized helps reduce the chances of someone falling or tripping.

 

Make it a habit to walk through the house at least once a day picking things up off the floor. It’s also important to make sure safety devices such as stair rails are in good condition and securely fastened.

 

Keeps Pests Away

 

Bugs and rodents spread disease. They are not creatures you want to have occupying your household. Common household pests need a warm place to live, moisture for hydration, and food to eat. Eliminating one or more of those things helps keep pests out of the house.

 

Routine vacuuming, dusting and mopping helps remove crumbs and insect eggs from the floors. Taking out the garbage helps eliminate a ready food source. At the first sign of pests, you need to bring in a pest control company Pittsburgh homeowners trust.

 

Reduces Your Stress Levels

 

You have enough stress in your life from just day-to-day living. Living in a dirty, unorganized house makes it worse. You don’t know where things are. Your family has to step around and over things all the time. No one wants to have guests over because it’s so messy.

 

Setting up a daily cleaning routine and getting things organized will go a long way to reducing your stress levels.

 

Don’t let daily life get ahead of protecting your family’s health. Get the entire family involved with cleaning the place up, getting it organized, and keeping things up going forward. It will pay off with a healthier family and a happier you.

 

About the author

Paisley Hansen

Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty, and fashion. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym

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