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Health Impacts of a Messy House

It is no secret that a dirty and messy home can harm your health. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, “poor household maintenance can cause respiratory problems, allergies, skin irritations, and other health effects.”

Some of the items in your home that can cause these issues are carpets, furniture, air conditioners, humidifiers, and smoke detectors. Dust mites are also common in dirty dwellings and can trigger asthma attacks.

Several things can affect your health, from mold to pests, if they are not taken care of properly. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common health effects associated with dirty homes, as well as ways to prevent them. Keep reading to learn more!

Mold

One of the most common health hazards associated with dirty homes is mold. Mold spores can be found virtually anywhere, including inside your home. While they are present in small amounts throughout our environment, large quantities of these very tiny organisms can lead to severe health problems like asthma or even cancer! 

You may have heard that black mold causes brain damage in children. Furthermore, other types of mold-like white (or “toxic”) also pose risks for humans if left unchecked. So, make sure you keep up on regular household cleaning routines like vacuuming regularly and dusting your home. If you find mold in your home, give us a call.

Carpets

An uncleaned carpet can wreak havoc. If you do not clean your home, your carpet can collect bacteria and dirt from other appliances.

Carpets can act as a breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens. If you have allergies, asthma, or another respiratory condition, keeping your carpets clean is essential to maintaining your health.

Air Conditioner

The air conditioner is an integral part of your comfort at home. However, if it is not adequately taken care of, it can become dirty and cause health problems.

The coils of an air conditioner need cleaning at least once a year. Otherwise, the built-up grime and allergens will blow freely around your house. As a result, this can lead to allergies, asthma attacks, and other respiratory problems.

Humidifiers

Another lesser-known item that can cause health issues is a humidifier. If these appliances are dirty, then mold and bacteria can grow in them, leading to respiratory problems.

To avoid this, be sure to clean your humidifier regularly using vinegar or a disinfectant solution. Also, make sure to change the water in it often.

If you have allergies, you may want to consider avoiding humidifiers altogether, as they can worsen symptoms.

Fans and Vents

If you have dirty air vents in your home, the dust accumulated can be pushed into the room by an unclean fan. This particulate matter will fall onto surfaces and could get trapped in carpets or rugs that are difficult to clean. If your furnace does not have an efficient filter, it may recirculate the dust into the air.

The dirty dust particles can contain toxic chemicals harmful to your health, such as toxins from cigarette smoke. This contaminated dust can also cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in children. Also, this can mean chronic health problems for adults with allergies or particulate matter sensitivities. The best way to keep the dirt out of your home is by keeping fans and vents clean.

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