Are you living in a sick home? Your home is your sanctuary, or at least it should be. For some, home is a place that is making them sick. You may surprised to learn that the condition of your home, and the cleaning practices you employ, may be making you ill. Even if you keep a spotless home there are still unseen dangers you should be aware of in order to keep you and your family safe.
Check and review these 10 problem areas and safeguard your home today.
1. Clean your sheets regularly
Your bed linens deserve your attention as much as any other weekly cleaning task. Consider this, you spend around 8 hours each day wrapped in your sheets, so they should be cleaned as often as your clothes. Your skin sheds and renews itself every 30 days, and as gross as it sounds, those dead skin cells need to shed somewhere. Well guess what? They spend 8 hours every night shedding in your bed. That’s where dust mites come in. Dust mites feed off of these skin cells and while the mites themselves are harmless their droppings and body parts can cause allergies and harbor cold viruses and other germs. To avoid this wash your sheets, pillowcases, blankets and duvet covers in hot water at least weekly. Also allow your bedroom plenty of air and keep a window open if possible.
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