Silent Signs that your Home is Harming your Health

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Is your home harming your health? If you have no idea, then there’s a chance it is. Even if you clean your home regularly, sometimes things happen, and this can make it very difficult for you to get on top of things. If you want to take steps to protect your health today, then the only thing you have to do is take a look below.


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Your Home has too Much Moisture

Is your home prone to moisture? While moisture is normal, you have to remember that breathing, cooking, and bathing all contribute to it. Mold loves humid environments, and if your home is full of moisture, then there’s a high chance that, over time, it will grow. This is most noticeable on your ceiling and in the corners of your rooms. Mold is also known for causing coughing, wheezing, and eye irritation. On top of this, you also have skin irritation. If your home has recently experienced a lot of water damage, then this can be a major indicator that something has to change, as your home could be a breeding ground for mold if you don’t get it sorted. If you want to take a positive step here, then make sure that you go through a mold remediation company.


You’re Vacuuming without a Filter

Research has shown time and time again that if you vacuum without a filter, this can cause major issues. If you want to do something about this, then you will want to go out and buy a HEPA filter. This will eliminate any particles of dust, and it will also stop allergens from being blown around the room.  If you want to take things to the next level, then another thing you need to do is change the vacuum filter. If you are using a HEPA filter, then you will still need to change it out every six months or so. You also need to preserve the integrity of the machine where possible.


You’re Not Cleaning Your Vents

Vents might not be in your line of vision, but they are such an important part of your home. Vents tend to harbor a ton of bacteria, and they also trap dust. You can take off the vent cover and then clean out the grime you can reach, which is great, but you still need to hire a professional if you want to take care of the rest of it. Professionals will use compressed air as well as air agitators to clear out all of the dust, which will make a major difference to your home.


Your Bathroom has Poor Ventilation

Are you keeping your window open? Are you using the fan while you shower? If not, then you should be. Ventilation is so important in the bathroom because if you don’t, then this can lead to a ton of mold issues. Mold thrives indoors, and it can also damage your home. If you want to do something about this, then make sure that you take steps today. 


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Written by Laurie Graves

Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.