Feeling sick?

August 18, 2016

 

Did you know that the most common cause of illness actually comes from within your home not from without.

 

Your home is your haven, but inside even relatively tidy house there often lurks hidden dangers that can cause disease and illness to you and your family.

What makes these home-based toxins so dangerous is that often you can't tell they're there until it's too late and you're already sick. That is, of course, unless you know where and how to look ...

Mold in your home can lead to allergies, asthma and immunologic effects.

 

1. Mold

When mold grows on your walls, gathers on your window sill, forms on you glass panes ,carpets or other materials, portions of it are transferred to the indoor air you breathe, this can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Allergic reactions (e.g., rhinitis and dermatitis or skin rash)

  • Asthma

  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

  • Other immunologic effects

If you suspect mold is in your home (Some indications include stained ceilings, a musty or earthy smell, black, pink, orange or green spots on walls, flood or black or colored build-up on windows or sills)  you should seek out a professional cleaning service to remove and sterilize these areas.

 

Even a 25 % reduction in visible mold reduction can improve your health by up to 75%. 

 

2. Dust

Dust is the collective term used to describe the wide variety of organic and inorganic particles that collect in our homes, including human skin cells, flame retardants like polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), paint particles, fireplace smoke (and its toxic byproducts) pesticides, PCBs, rodent waste, mold spores, viruses and more.

 

What makes dust so dangerous is that as you walk, all of these unsavory particles are circulated into the air for you to breathe in and absorb.Household dust can lead to much more than just sneezing. It can contain toxic compounds linked to a host of diseases.

 

What can be done? There are three major pathways to keeping dust levels in your home at a minimum:

 

A. Purify your home's air.

 

A high-quality air treatment system is essential to having clean indoor air, but choosing the right type can be a cumbersome task, given the numerous models on the market (and their quality varies drastically).

 

B. Dust your home--often and with the right tools.

What's the optimum choice for dusting?

 

Home Heroes experienced cleaners remove dust properly.  Rather than just pushing dust around, or worse, stirring it up into the air.  Home Heroes staff are trained effectively -they sanitize and clean all surfaces which removes dirt -including dust and all of its microscopic attachments.

The air in your home is comprised of mold, dust, allergens and other polluting factors that can easily be kept at bay with regular cleaning.

 

A weekly or fortnightly clean can improve your family's health with measurable results in a short period of time.

We provide regular cleaning to keep your family in top physical and mental health

contact us today.

0273644000

Janette Huyser

Home Heroes

www.homeheroes.co.nz

 

3. Pests

We all know that mice and other pests are unsightly, but they can be downright dangerous too!

Mice can also spread the Hantavirus, which causes a disease known as Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). You become infected after mice droppings, urine or saliva get into your household dust, which you subsequently breathe in.

Mice and other pests can be very illusive, so you may not even know they're in your home. Here are three telltale signs to look out for if you suspect (and even if you don't) mice may have infested your home:

  • Cracks and holes in walls or doors

  • Open food left out in the kitchen

  • Mouse droppings on floors, counters or in cabinets

If you have pest issues in Kapiti we recommend Kapiti Pest Services http://www.kapitipest.co.nz/index_files/Residential.htm

or

If you have pest issues in Wellington we recommend

http://www.wellingtonpestmanagement.co.nz/residential/

 

Remember:

The air that you breathe whilst indoor at your home has a great effect on your health. A MASSIVE effect! Arrange a clean and see your change start to take place.

 

 

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