Traditionally, home owners have been encouraged to have a ‘Spring Clean’, but in actual fact it is far healthier to clean your home in the autumn.
Central heating and closed windows create the perfect conditions for dust mites, bacteria and mould, and combined with food spillages and damp laundry, bugs can thrive in this kind of environment.
Condensation is created when moisture builds up, and damp can be created simply by people breathing indoors and hanging wet clothes over radiators. Therefore it is essential to open windows as often as possible and dry clothes outside, if the weather allows, or in a well-ventilated room. This will reduce the risk of respiratory infections and problems associated with those suffering from asthma, eczema and other allergies.
For anyone suffering pet allergies, the winter months can exacerbate their condition. This recent article in The Metro newspaper gives some helpful hints on how to reduce the risks of getting ill from your beloved pets: https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/08/allergic-cats-reduce-symptoms-around-pets-7814234/.
Carpets may look clean, but they can still contain a huge amount of dirt and bacteria. Remember to empty the vacuum bag regularly and clean the filters often. If your vacuum isn’t working effectively, then dirt will simply get redistributed around your home and gradually build up over time, creating the perfect conditions for household germs to thrive.
According to research, 8 out of 10 people regularly eat food on their sofa, which is why furniture also needs regular cleaning. It is a good idea to make use of the accessories and attachments which come with your vacuum and get in all the cracks and hidden areas of your home, such as underneath sofas and beds. Make sure there is a small gap between any furniture and radiators so that air can circulate freely.
Getting your carpets professionally cleaned by a Cheltenham Carpet Cleaning Company such as http://gnccontractservices.com/ can help keep you, your family and your home healthy, as well as keep your carpet looking better for longer.
Washing duvets annually is recommended, and replace them every five years if possible. Mattresses should also be regularly vacuumed, and when changing the bed linen, it is always a good idea to let the mattress air in a ventilated room for a while before replacing the bedding.