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Tips for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

healthy-clean-homeHaving a clean home is one of those things that for some of us, when running busy lifestyles, can fall to the wayside. It’s not easy working a 40-50 hour week, coming home to cook dinner, spend time with your family, and catch up on loose ends of everyday life, and not many of us enjoy following all that up with a couple of hours of cleaning. Unfortunately, if you don’t clean your home regularly, it can have an impact on your health, and the health of your family.

Dust is one of the leading causes of allergies, asthma and hayfever, and the longer you let it build, the worse the symptoms can become. Cleaning dust regularly is very important for your health, but getting rid of it completely is actually impossible. So how do you cut the dust down in your home to improve the health of your family? Well, there are a number of really simple, and quick processes that will remove as much dust as possible from your home, and with a little of each every day, your family will feel healthier in no time.

Changing your bedding once a week will remove any dust mites that thrive on dead skin cells and removing clutter from your floors will help to control dust from gathering in particular spots. Removing carpet, or making the choice to install timber or polished concrete floors is also a very good way to control dust. Dust mites love thick carpet, so if replacing carpet with a different type of flooring is not an option, then you will need to vacuum at a bare minimum of once a week with a quality vacuum cleaner to remove them. When dusting your home, the best way to remove dust is with a damp cloth. Feather dusters can do more harm than good, as all they tend to do is spread the dust around, leaving it in other places you may have already cleaned. One good thing to remember when cleaning as well is to start at the top and work your way down (thank you gravity). This will save you a lot of time, as you won’t need to redo any of your work.

Air purifiers are one of the best ways to control not only dust in your home, but other health impacting annoyances that can appear in your home. Air purifiers remove pollutants from the air in your home. They are very helpful to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and they can also prevent mold from growing.

Mold is probably the second most common health impacting substance that can appear in your Denver home, and to control it, like dust, you need to attack it regularly, and effectively. Ground water and humidity in your home are two major causes of mold, so controlling of these will help to make sure mold doesn’t settle into your household and make your family sick. Some of the best ways to control mold are proper ventilation, cleaning up spills, eliminating moisture from spaces, whether through manual drying, or with air or sunlight.

No matter which of these methods you use to help eliminate dust and mold, like anything, if you do a little each day, your time won’t be lost for the important things – like enjoying Denver weather.

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