With recent research showing that dust mite growth is on the rise, now is better than ever to ensure that all aspects of your home cleaning regime is up to scratch
Germ exposure is something that we associate with external sources, wrongly assuming that it poses a lesser risk within our homes. According to the NHS, however, infectious diseases are now being spread due to people becoming complacent about hygiene in the home. This complacency tends to be a result of the advances in vaccination and antibiotic treatment that have made us more relaxed when it comes to certain aspects of our daily cleaning regimes.
Unmaintained floors are a major culprit in the build-up of dust and dirt in our home, and regular floor cleaning is something that we should all be taking seriously in order to combat the spread of infections and bugs.
Using a steam mop is a great way to clean, in particular the hard floors in your kitchen and bathroom; neglected carpets however can also pose a great risk to your health. Homes that are not vacuumed thoroughly are prone to dangerous allergens that can trigger allergies as well as aggravate existing ones. In the UK the most common allergens are: house dust mites; pet allergens from the hair of cats and dogs; and moulds. Allergens that come from external sources such as pollen particles and animal hair, can invade the home through the air especially during the summer when doors and windows are left open more often. It then settles on soft and hard surfaces around the house which means that to whatever degree you clean, no home is unaffected.
Recent research has revealed that there has been a rise in the growth of dust mites due to 75% of households having above average moisture levels. Dust mites pose a risk to those prone to conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and other common allergies. The main cause: drying laundry indoors during the winter months.
Here’s our quick guide to making sure you are using your vacuum to its true potential:
If your existing vacuum cleaner doesn’t quite cut it, in light of recent findings, there really has never been a better time to upgrade to the latest model.
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