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    4 Ways a Dirty House Affects Your Health

    Updated: Dec 13, 2019

    There are many benefits to having a clean home. The house is more inviting to guests, it’s more relaxing for the owner, the value of the house is preserved, and more. However, above all else, keeping a home clean is better for the health of the homeowner. Even if you don’t have time to handle all the house cleaning on your own, you should get help from a company like Maids to Serve. Here are four ways a dirty house can negatively affect your health.

    Unseen Mold and Mildew Buildup

    When a home isn't regularly cleaned, excess moisture can lead to a buildup of mold or mildew. These hidden patches of fungal growth can end up in many different areas, such as the area around the showerhead, the drywall, the basement, and other locations. Mold and mildew are problems in damp areas where there's not enough airflow to allow the moisture to escape. Mold and mildew exposure can produce various adverse health effects, such as nausea, headaches, nasal congestion, and more. For people with asthma, mold spores can exacerbate their symptoms. Maids to Serve can keep your home mold and mildew free with regular cleaning with detergent and water. We can scrub the mold off of any hard surfaces, then and allow the area to thoroughly dry to prevent further contamination.

    Kitchen Cross-Contamination

    Keeping a home's kitchen clean is essential for protecting the health of the residents. Since food is stored and prepared in the kitchen, any uncleanliness can lead to food contamination. A kitchen that looks clean can be home to harmful bacteria if the area isn't sanitized correctly. Bacteria from raw food, unwashed hands, and un-sanitized countertops can get into food and makes residents susceptible to food-borne illnesses like E. coli, salmonella, and more. Food-borne illnesses can lead to severe symptoms and can even be lethal in some situations. With Maids to Serve, we use disinfectant products that ensure everything we work on is clean enough to eat from.

    Uncleaned Pet Dander

    Pets are a part of the family, and just like kids, they lave a mess everywhere they go. Even when pets are housed trained, they can leave behind fur and dander that can make visitors sick. Even if you don’t see any fur anywhere, the microscopic bits of pet dander that you can’t see can cause people to sneeze and sniffle, especially those without pet allergies. Having Maids to Serve clean your furniture, fabrics, and carpets will keep pet dander from piling up.

    A Messy Home Can Affect Your Mental Health

    Besides affecting your physical health, an unclean home can harm your mental house. A messy home is one more thing you need to take care of, so it can increase feelings of anxiety, and if the job seems too large to handle, it can lead to feelings of hopelessness. Furthermore, you can't take pride in an unclean home, so a messing house can contribute to feelings of shame, depression, and other negative emotions. Allowing professionals like Maids to Serve take care of your house give you one less thing to worry about, and you can take pride in coming home to an immaculate house.

    If you need a professional cleaning service to help at your home or office, Maid to Serve is here to help. Send us a message online to get an estimate for the cleaning services you need.