When you think about all of the things that could be making you sick, your home probably won’t be the first thing that comes to mind. By being aware of the hidden dangers however, you can then take action to try and stop them from affecting you.
Mold is very common in homes. It has the ability to grow just about anywhere, and it can also build up very quickly. The problem is that a lot of newer homes are sealed properly to make them more energy efficient. Normally this would be a good thing, but it can make mould grow even faster. The main reason for this is because it traps in moisture which then exacerbates the growth of the mould. If you are not sure if the mould in your home is affecting your health then watch out for respiratory issues, symptoms of asthma and even allergies.
Household cleaning products can also be adding a high level of toxicity to your home. If you use cleaning products, then there is a high chance that the air indoors is much more polluted when compared to the air outdoors. Sure, using them a few times a week probably won’t be enough to contribute to any health issues but if you use them too much then this can add to the toxic burden of the body. This is the amount of toxic chemicals that are stored in the body’s tissue at any time, and it can even contribute to disease too.
Every time you use a can opener, there is a high chance that you will put it back in the drawer. Sometimes, they may go years without being washed. If you do this on a regular basis then you could be breeding bacteria such as E. Coli and even salmonella. If you want to stop this then you need to try and wash it in warm, soapy water as this will eliminate a lot of the issues.
How often do you wash the bath mats in your home? If you just forget about them then they could become a breeding ground for mold, dust mites and more. This is because it is constantly exposed to moisture. To stop build-ups like this from happening, you need to put it in the wash from time to time and you also need to wipe it down with soapy water.
If you don’t wash out your blender properly after every use, then you could be introducing a ton of microorganisms into your body. This can include E.coli and salmonella. When you wash out your blender, you have to make sure that you get behind the blades. You also need to try and wash the rubber gasket as well, as this can quickly become polluted with germs. If you aren’t sure if your blender has come out of the wash as clean as it could then fill the whole thing up with boiling water. Plug it in, and turn it on. This will circulate the water in the same way it would food, sterilizing the whole thing.
Pests can leave things like droppings, leftover food and even disease in your home. You may not even know that you have pests until it is too late, and this can make the problem even worse. If you want to try and put an end to this then you need to hire a pest control service. They can then make sure that there are no traces of the pests left, and that the whole area is sterilized too. If you suspect that you have pests, then you need to identify which one by looking out for the signs. This will help you to take the right course of action and it will also help you to stop making your problem worse as well.
Another area that you need to watch out for is germs is your fridge. Your fridge can be full of decaying foods that are riddled of mold. When you scrub it out, you may find that you miss sections, and this can build the problem back up again. Getting your fridge cleaned by a professional on a regular basis is the best way for you to eliminate this issue. If you don’t want to do that then take out the shelves and the drawers in your fridge. When you do this, you can then wash them properly or even put them in your dishwasher.