How does your Home Environment Affect your Health?


Many people fail to realize what a big impact their home can have on their overall physical and mental wellbeing. Here are some tips for creating and maintaining a home environment that will contribute to a healthy and productive life.

Home Environment

Mold and mildew

You may have a mold and mildew problem in your home and not even know it. Many homeowners may think that mold and mildew is always visible, but it is not. Carpets and areas where there is higher moisture, such as bathrooms, are likely spots for mold and mildew to form. Regular carpet cleaning will prevent harmful molds and mildews from forming. Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning will remove 98% of all molds and mildews from your carpet. This can improve the air quality in your home by as much as 89%. You can feel good about letting your children play on the floor again. Molds and mildew can be a significant contributor to allergies in both people and pets. Shampoo or wash area rugs and floor mats when they appear dirty between your scheduled professional carpet cleanings.

Dust mites, fleas, and bedbugs

Dust mites are naturally occurring but can start to be a problem if their levels become too high. Keeping your home clean will deprive them of what they need to survive and multiply. Dust mites are one of the leading causes of indoor allergies worldwide. If you have a home with pets, it is easier to develop a flea problem if you neglect proper cleaning of floors, carpets, or have large piles of clothing, blankets, etc. Keep spare blankets in sealed plastic containers to prevent bugs from using them as a habitat. An infestation of bedbugs is more likely to happen if you travel and stay in hotels often. Even those with very clean homes are at risk of bed bugs. It is much easier to eliminate them if they don’t have a hospitable environment. If your bedbug infestation is confirmed, make sure to wash all clothing, toys, bedding, linens, etc., using a wash cycle that completely sanitizes. If your home washer does not have such a cycle, then have them professionally cleaned by someone that is aware of the problem. Fleas and bedbugs can cause severe skin allergies, restless sleep, infections from scratching, and more. Eliminate them as soon as possible as it is easier than if you leave it for a while.

Cleanliness can reduce allergy medication use

It is possible that you can reduce the amount of – or completely eliminate – the allergy medicine you are taking if you maintain a cleaner household. The cost savings and improved health make getting professional services such as carpet cleaning a very good investment that offers greater returns than what you are actually paying. Life is too short to spend it miserable with allergies and missing out on living life to the fullest. Call a carpet cleaner such as Chem-Dry and get started on the path to a healthier home and family today.

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