Your health and that of your family is the most important thing in the world. When any member of the family falls sick, we rush them to the doctor, give them medicines and do everything in our power to make them all better again. Well, the same way, we need to take measures in our homes to ensure that it is a healthy living environment. The more precautions we take, the less likely we are to fall sick.
There are quite a few areas in your home that could lead to coughs, colds, fever, respiratory problems and disease if not taken care of. Here are five must-dos in every household that will promote a healthy home!
Moisture – Keep it to Minimum
Moisture and humidity levels are particularly high in bathrooms, kitchens, underneath sinks and other areas where there are water pipes. This leads to the buildup of mold or mildew while also attracting vermin. You may or may not know that there are several health problems associated with mold and hence, it should be removed immediately using a disinfectant. However, prevention is better than cure so try to keep moisture and humidity levels under control by airing out these areas more often. Install exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathrooms and keep the windows open after cooking and showering.
Dust, dirt, and allergens pollute the air in your home, making it an unsanitary environment. Regular cleaning will minimize the number of pollutants in your home by a good 90%! So be sure to vacuum, dust and mop every room in the house at least once in two days. If you can’t find time to do household cleaning, That’s Clean Maids is happy to be of service to you and keep your home clean and healthy!
Cut Down on Chemicals
Though you can’t avoid chemicals in the home altogether, you can definitely minimize the amount. Look for eco-friendly alternatives for household cleaners or consider making your own natural cleaners. The internet has dozens of recipes to make extremely safe and effective solutions for daily cleaning so give it a try!
Ventilate Your Home
If you run your AC very often, you probably keep your windows and doors shut for the most part. This can cause musty indoor air and even worse, the accumulation of carbon dioxide. It’s advisable to open your windows in the morning (as early as possible) as this is when the air is purest. You should also let as much air into your home for proper, prolonged ventilation.
Take Out Trash Regularly
Don’t allow your garbage to sit as it doesn’t take long for maggots to form. If you’ve disposed of raw meat cleanings or spoil foods, take the trash out immediately so that bacteria does not spread.
Of course, if you’re looking for a convenient and less time-consuming way to keep your home healthy, That’s Clean Maids will do the needful at affordable rates! Particularly with the lovely Texan weather this time of year, you probably want to get out more and soak it all in. Perhaps some calm and relaxation at Riva Row Boat House in The Woodlands or a day with the kids at Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town in Spring?