It might sound a bit dramatic, but it is entirely possible that your house could be trying to kill you. Well, sort of, You see, there are lots of hidden issues that you, for the most part, don’t even think about, which could be causing you to get sick. By knowing what they are, you can hopefully avoid them or at the very least, minimize their impact on you and your family.
With that in mind, here are some of the most common ways your home might be making you sick right now:
- Dirty carpets
Why should I hire a carpet cleaning professional? This is something you may have asked yourself on many occasions. Well, let me tell you that doing so is probably a really smart move. Why? Because your carpet can make you sick in so many ways from trapping dust and other allergens that can worsen asthma to causing your body to go into overdrive trying to protect you from the bacteria it contains, which sill ultimately weaken your immune system. A clean carpet is a safe carpet, and a dirty one can be a disaster.
- A Contaminated HVAC system
If you don’t regularly clean and maintain your heating and cooling system, there is a very good chance that it contains potentially harmful bacteria that will make it out into the air you breathe potentially making you sick with symptoms like breathing difficulties, headaches, and asthma. In serious cases, it could even cause Legionnaires disease which can be life-threatening. That’s why it is so vital that you call in a professional to clean the air ducts at least once every 24 months, but ideally once each year.
- Water leaks
How can water leaks in your home make you sick? Even the smallest leak can cause dampness to form which makes it more likely that mold will begin to grow in your property. As you will know, mold can worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma or even cause breathing difficulties in previously healthy people. Some form of toxic mold can even kill, which is why you should deal with leaks by fixing them yourself or by calling in a plumber, as soon as you see them. It is also why you should treat mold as soon as it starts to form s that it does not spread, get worse, and get a chance to harm your health.
- Uncleaned refrigerator coils
Chances are you clean the inside of your refrigerator from tie to time, but how often do you clean the coils? If the answer is seldom, there is a chance your fridge could be making you sick, You see, when the coils are not regularly cleaned, they can collect dust which, due to the way they work, can then be dispersed out into your home, Not only that, but there is a good chance that mold will form, and you know how bad that can be for he lungs!
Stay safe at home!