There is a difference between a messy house and a dirty house. A messy house is a house that is lived in, might be a little cluttered, and likely has some kid’s toys strewed about. It’s a home that gets a regular vacuuming, has clean dishes, and doesn’t have any dust that is over a week old.
A dirty house, however, is a house that may be unsafe for your family. A dirty house is a home littered with dust, mold, and dirt, of course. Your home could be dirty, and you may not have done it on purpose.
If there is mold hiding in your walls you may not know about it. There may be mold under and behind things that you just didn’t think you should move to clean under and around, just like dust. Here are some cleaning tips, and things that you should watch for.
Cleaning Your Kitchen And Bathroom
One major thing to watch for in kitchens and bathrooms is mold. Wherever there could possibly be a leak there could possibly be mold. Mold removal and mold restoration are important for the health of your family. There are different types of mold, but all of them can affect people with allergies and those that have asthma.
If you have black mold in your home it could cause issues, not just make current ones worse. Mold and black mold aren’t strictly in the kitchen and bathroom though. Roof and window leaks open up a great breeding ground mold in any home, messy or dirty.
While bedrooms are less likely to be the inhabitants of mold, they could be home to dust and dander (if you have pets). Make sure that you are cleaning and dusting under the bed, and under the dressers as well. If you have younger children and you allow them to eat in their rooms you may want to clean more often than normal to keep food and crumbs from being left around, which can attracts ants and other bugs.
Cleaning Your Living And Dining Room
The living room and dining room need the same care as the bedroom, getting under and behind things to remove dust and dander, and to get rid of food debris that may get left behind. You also want to make sure to clean tables and chairs.
Take some time at least once a week to even vacuum your living room furniture, especially if you have pets or you eat in the living room. Crumbs call bugs and mold to them, and can even become smelly. You may also want to know that pets add a certain smell to a home, so use air fresheners and carpet fresheners if you are a pet owner.