This winter has been uncomfortable calling for Hyderabad. Interestingly, before the cold was the season of allergy when almost everyone was or still suffering from cold and cough and flu and what not. Changed seasons are hard on the body, especially when your immune system is not the best. But did you know that your house makes you sick?
The dust mites, molds, cockroaches and pollen can be the main causes of headache, congestion, sinus and even mental health. The interesting part is that these sins continue to stay in your house which makes you sick long after the allergy season is over. The situation can be exacerbated to trigger allergic asthma.
Usually, there is not much you can do in these situations besides trying to eliminate dust mites, molds and pollen from your house as much as possible or prevent their entry. Beware that these abusers can enter your house with you, your clothes, shoes and even the windows.
6 ways your house makes you sick
Let the dust accumulate
Let me start by describing my own home. We get a lot of dust because the area is under a lot of construction and the main traffic. And yours has really been guilty recently do not dust regularly which leads to a good amount of dust build-up.
Always start dusting with a wet cloth to avoid moving the dust or spreading it in the air.
This increases the dust mites in the house and worse is that they can come from the presence of dust somewhere. So, cleaning of the window windows and the balcony is as important as dust your bedside table or dining table.
Virtually, it is not possible to clean everything every day, so creating a weekly routine helps to reduce dust formation and prevent the increase of dust mites.
High humidity levels
Our house is located on the ground floor with five floors above. Usually, the bottom houses are colder than the above. Also showing the humidity levels and the risk of mold setting are high.
When we sleep in our guest room, we wake up with a cold head, a sinus or a bed head. The reason is that it does not get direct light or air and becomes stuffy when it is completely closed. You can smell the humidity in that room.
Another reason for high humidity is many indoor plants. Keep them out during the colder months. Get a humidifier, if needed.
Higher humidity levels can trigger headaches, colds and encourage mold to deposit, especially in the mattress. They also affects sleep quality It is therefore important that your bedrooms are well-equipped and well-ventilated.
Open all your doors and windows for proper air ventilation. Replace your sheets and bedding frequently to avoid the shape of the mold. Air your mattress in natural light or allow it to dry once at a time.
Ignore other furnishings and furnishings
Any fabric including carpets, curtains, upholstery can help to lift up the dust mites. The other common places are fans, false ceilings, light fixtures, art pieces and stuffed toys. You can't clean them daily, but a regular vacuum schedule should be good.
Clean the vacuum cleaner after each use.
Stuffed Animals is good as long as you stay away from them and they are out of your way. Even if you have children, it is better to keep two or three favorites that are washable for regular use. Similar, use light curtains which can be easily washed in your machine.
mats work well as decor but if you can do without them, even better. Another of the main sources of dust is vacuum cleaner. Clean the dust bag after each use to avoid spraying dust and bacteria back into your house.
Don't Wash Bed Linen Often
Our bedding gives them the perfect spot thanks to sweat and dead skin accumulating it every night we sleep in.
Dust mites and mold spores like to thrive in our bedding including pillows, sheets and duvets or duvets. This is why you have to wash your bedding regularly in hot water. Use a mattress cover to direct dust and mold that can lie on the mattress directly.
Lack of fresh air
When I wake up early, my first job is to open all curtains and doors to allow fresh air to enter. Nothing feels better than that!
Lack of fresh air causes the house to smell tasty and clogged. Make sure you drive chimneys for a little longer after you have cooked to clean the air completely. Avoid pans or standing water in the sinks.
Let yours washroom Dry thoroughly after you have showers to prevent mold build up. Leave the bathroom door open once to allow the humidity to escape.
Sounds outside of Footwear In
Keeping the shoe stand outside the house is a better idea!
There is a reason why we are proposed leave footwear shoes outside. They can bring in all kinds of pollen and dust and bacteria and other foreign and unwanted elements in the house.
Keep separate pairs of slippers to use inside the house. But make sure you wear slippers. The dust on the floor can not only affect your health and sleep but it can cause it damage to the skin also. Cracked heels are just the beginning.
To avoid dust and allergens in a tropical country like India is impossible but with some hygiene rules you can reduce the risk. Wash your hands and legs, change the footwear and clean your pet's paws are a few starters. Taking care of your house is a very important one as well as taking care of yourself.
Until then, Swathy!