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5 Ways Poor House Cleaning Is Making You Sick

5 Ways Poor House Cleaning Is Making You Sick

A healthy home is important to everyone, and a healthy home starts with smart, effective house cleaning. At Maid Right®, our house cleaning professionals take pride in giving our clients safer, healthier living spaces.

Unfortunately, for those not using our house cleaning services, poor cleaning can lead to an unhealthy home, triggering illness, allergies, and — in some cases — long-term damage to your health.

Here are five ways that poor house cleaning can have a negative impact on your health.

Rampant Bacteria

Bacteria thrive in bathrooms, kitchens, and on surfaces that you and your family touch every day, like door knobs and phone screens. While many bacteria are harmless, many others can have a negative impact on your health. Failure to deal with these invisible menaces can lead to illness and infection.

The solution? Disinfect household surfaces frequently, using a disinfectant that eliminates upwards of 99.99% of bacteria.

Harmful Cleaning Products

Many cleaning products produce harsh fumes or can be harmful if they come into contact with skin. Common problem cleaning products include bleach, ammonia, and triclosan, all of which can lead to significant health problems with long-term exposure.

The solution? Use non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products that produce zero harsh, harmful, or irritating byproducts.

Poor Air Quality

Dust and other forms of air pollution can do a number on your respiratory health. Infrequent cleanings, dirty vacuum filters, and poor ventilation can all lead to or worsen air pollution problems. Without a way to trap these pollutants, the air you breathe may become seriously compromised.

The solution? Use HEPA-grade air filters, either in an air filtration system or as part of your home’s vacuum.

Dust Build-Up

Dust isn’t just a problem when it’s in the air. Areas like carpeting, bedding, and upholstered furniture can all become magnets for dust build-up. Dust mites can make you sick and represent a serious problem for people with dust allergies or sensitivities.

The solution? Vacuum upholstered furniture regularly (including under cushions), use microfiber cleaning materials to trap higher rates of dust, and change/wash bedding often to prevent dust build-up.

Cross Contamination

Using the same sponges, cloths, and mop pads to clean different areas can lead to big problems. Often, bacteria hang out in your cleaning materials, hitching a ride from one room to the other. This leads to germs being spread around your home, even when you’re trying to get rid of them.

The solution? At Maid Right, our house cleaning providers color code their materials to limit the risk of cross contamination. We also wash and disinfect our materials after use, ensuring no bacteria remain to be transferred.

Give your home a healthier touch with house cleaning from your local Maid Right. Call (855) 624-3744 today to connect with your local office.