Maintain a healthy house if you want to protect yourself and your family by following some simple steps: clean as often as possible and keep a healthy level of humidity and temperature.
Along with the development of science, more and more cleaning products or ideas have appeared. However, recently people have started to wonder if all those products are really healthy or they are doing more damage than you would think. The question of how to maintain a healthy house has been posed by many people, and especially in the UAE, where the level of dust particles in the air is quite high.
One great idea in order to maintain a healthy house is to buy a humidifier or a dehumidifier. Depending on the needs of your house (there are specialists that can assess how pure the air in your home is), you can buy one of these devices and solve the issue of humidity in your home. If you think this is not that important, just remember about all the bacteria that blooms whenever the environment is humid enough and that you unknowingly breathe into your lungs.
Another solution would be to be careful with the level of dust particles in the air. On the long run, it’s not good at all to have high levels of dust in your house, because all the dusts enters your lungs. You cannot isolate your home completely, but you can try to reduce the dust. Try to clean the house as often as possible, using the vacuum cleaner. Also, try to isolate the windows and the doors and install some protections (for instance, curtains) that would reduce the amount of dust that enters whenever you open the door or the windows.
Maintain a healthy house also by keeping the right temperature. However attractive it may seem on a hot day to set the air conditioner as low as possible, think that the difference of temperature between the indoor and the outdoor is not healthy at all for you. Plus if you keep going in and out of the house, this alternance will most likely “help” you catch a cold, even in the middle of the summer. Moreover, people who are more sensitive tend to have headaches, backaches or tooth aches when being exposed to air conditioning for long periods of time.
Careful with what cleaning products you’re using! Avoid as much as possible cleaning products based on ammonia or chlorine, since inhaling these substances on long periods of time can cause serious health problems, more serious than you would think. If you’re not a fan of doing your own cleaning substances or simply you don’t have time, try buying the bio version of them. You can find products based on baking soda, which is not harmful, but it does a great job in cleaning. Internet is a great source for finding what cleaners are good for your health or not, plus you can always read the label on them before buying anything.
If you have a dog or a cat, it is important to clean the entire house every once in a while, because inhaling or swallowing dog/cat hair is not recommendable and not that healthy. Even so, you can still maintain a healthy house by using the right products and cleaning everything at least once a week.
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