Break out the miniature bottles of hand sanitizer and drink your herbal tea, for we’re entering cold and flu season here in Maryland. As you prepare your immune systems for the months ahead, take a few moments to recognize the aspects of your house that could be hindering your well-being. Is your home as healthy as you think it is?
Heating and Cooling Systems
HVAC is one of the biggest causes of poor air quality, which can trigger asthmatic reactions and lead to difficulty breathing. Before you kick on the heat this winter, ensure that your air filter has been changed and that your heating unit is up to date. Insufficient units are not only unhealthy for your home but can raise your electricity bill as well.
The Bed You Sleep In
Dust mites are microscopic bugs that thrive on the humidity and warmth provided by our bodies. So that bed you sleep in and those pillows you cuddle with could actually be making you sick. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, dust mites live in every home but can cause distress to those suffering from asthma or allergies. The best solution: wash your sheets and towels weekly in hot water and ensure that they’re thoroughly dried!
The Bath Mat You Step On
When was the last time you washed that plush bath mat that rests at the foot of the shower? Bath mats tend to be breeding grounds for dust mites and bacteria, especially if you step out of the shower and dry yourself on top of them. If you were scrubbing off beach sand the last time that you washed your bath mat, do yourself a favor and throw it into the wash today!
The Vacuum Cleaner
Some argue the vacuum cleaner is the essential tool in every household, as it removes dirt, dust, and other grime from the floors and furniture. However, if your vacuum cleaner is out of date, or hasn’t been cleaned in a while, it could actually be spreading dust even further into your home. Ensure that your vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter, and that you’re cleaning it regularly.
Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!
Misty Clean offers packages that you can choose from, so you have control over the cleanliness of your home. Each plan is enacted with care as if our workers are cleaning their own home. We even offer garage sweeping! With so many options, you should never shy away from a professional cleaning crew.
Give us a call at 410-255-4111. Hiring a cleaning crew has never been so easy with the help of Misty Clean!
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