3 Ways Your Home Could Be Making You Sick 🤢

 Get sick from time to time, it’s just a part of life. You can’t always avoid it, especially if you have kids, because they pick up all sorts of germs and dirt when they are out with their friends. Most of the time, you will feel better in a few days and there is nothing to worry about. But what happens if you and your family are constantly getting sick?

That is more of a cause for concern because it probably means that there is a bigger problem somewhere. It’s always important that you see a doctor and check that there is nothing else going on, so make sure to do that first. After that, you need to work out what is making you sick, and more often than not, it’s your home. 

A lot of people don’t realize that their home is making them sick because they assume that will only happen if your home is incredibly dirty, but that isn’t the case at all. There are plenty of hidden dangers around the home that could cause illness, so you have to be careful. These are some of the ways that your home could be making you sick. 

Hidden Bacteria 

If you don’t clean your home properly, bacteria will soon build up and you will get sick more often. But you already know that, which is why you clean your house regularly. Unfortunately, you might be missing some hidden bacteria that people always forget about.

Firstly, there are those spots that get missed out like underneath the furniture, on top of kitchen cabinets, or behind the toilet. These hard to reach areas don’t always get a full clean, so they can be breeding grounds for bacteria. It’s important that you take the time to clean these areas as thoroughly as everything else, so you can avoid that bacteria build-up. 

There are also some things that you probably never clean because it doesn’t cross your mind. What about your TV remote, for example? Most people never clean their TV remote but it’s one of the dirtiest items in your home because everybody is picking it up all the time and handling it.

The same goes for computer keyboards but they rarely get cleaned as well. It’s important that you don’t miss this hidden bacteria around the home if you want to stay healthy. 

Pests 

If you have pests like mice, rats, or roaches in your home, they can bring illness and disease with them. But you may not notice that they are there if you haven’t spotted them yet. When the problem gets particularly bad, you will notice that they are getting into your food or leaving dropping behind, but the first sign is often an increase in illness.

If you think that you may have a problem, get a pest control company in to check it out for you. It’s better to call them in and not find anything than it is to leave the pests to run wild. They can cause a lot of expensive damage to the house if you’re not careful, so you need to catch them early.

You should also check the outside of the house and see if there are any small gaps where pests might be able to get inside. If you cover these holes up, you reduce the chances of pests in the home. 

Air Quality 

You might not have thought about the air quality in your home before, but it could be making you sick. Air quality inside the house can actually be a lot worse than the air quality outside because it doesn’t circulate well. That means that things that you bring in from the outside will linger in the air and you will breathe them in, which can make you sick. It could potentially cause you some long term issues with your breathing in some cases, so it’s important that you start paying attention to the air in your home.

The good news is, there are some simple ways to improve the air quality and reduce your chances of getting sick in no time at all. If you have an air conditioning unit, you need to make sure that it’s maintained properly so you can cycle fresh air into the home.

It’s also important that you keep carpets clean because they can trap a lot of dust and pollutants. Finally, you should invest in some plants and put them around the home because they’re great for cleaning the air. 

If you find that you keep getting sick and you can’t work out why, you may have one of these problems in your home. 

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