If your house is dirty, you may already be concerned about the effects of clutter – on your stress level! But there are a great number of other risks associated with a dirty home, and these can affect your health and also the health of your children.
Problem Area: Kitchen
Some of the most common – and insidious – health risks to you and your family are posed by the condition of the kitchen, as well as the way food is stored and prepared. Cross-contamination from raw meat into other foods by way of cutting boards, unwashed hands, and un-sanitized countertops can leave your family vulnerable to such food-borne illnesses as E. coli, salmonella, and campylobacter, which can cause such severe symptoms that the infected person may need to be hospitalized. Failing to clean up food can also attract disease-carrying pests like rodents and cockroaches.
Problem Area: Living Room and Bedrooms
If your living room has not been vacuumed or its curtains are not clean, then you risk exposing you and your family to allergy-inducing dust mites, pet dander, mold, and other free-floating debris, according to the Alliance for Healthy Homes. These problems can also trigger asthma attacks in people who are prone to them.
Problem Area: Bathroom
Perhaps the most obvious problem area of them all, the bathroom can pose some serious health risks. Consider regions with no indoor plumbing – these have some of the highest incidences of illness in the world, largely due to this fact. Bathroom surfaces and floors are particularly susceptible to bacteria and other parasites that can enter the human intestines, such as worms. Keeping the bath and toilet clean and sanitized, as well as ensuring that the floors and countertops are cleaned regularly, will definitely reduce the risk of contracting such parasites from any bacteria-ridden areas, such as the handle of the toilet and other susceptible surfaces.
If your home poses a health hazard to you, your family, or your pets, then hiring a cleaning service like Immaculate Clean may be the solution. A cleaning service can help you not only get things in order, but reduce health hazards by making sure your kitchen is clean and free of food residue, by keeping dust and debris away, and by sanitizing the bathroom to make sure it poses no threat.
Contact Immaculate Clean today to receive a free quote on our cleaning service for your home.