Why Vacuuming and Dusting Are Vital For Health

Posted May 19, 2020 by in Health + Fitness

Vacuuming and dusting are often chores that most people abhor. Unless you’re one of the few people who enjoy cleaning their home, taking your vacuum cleaner out of storage is probably not on top of your priority list. What you may not know is that vacuuming and dusting your home regularly not only ensures that your home looks in tip-top shape all the time but can actually also boost your health and immunity.

In today’s article, we have a look at why vacuuming and dusting are vital for health, so read on to find out more! 

woman vacuuming her living room

Protect Your Family Members from Allergies

Protecting your family members from allergies is incredibly important, especially if you have children or elderly living with you. When carpets and flooring are not vacuumed regularly, they end up being a breeding ground for microorganisms that can trigger asthma attacks and allergies.

Dust particles and other micro substances often get clogged in carpet and upholstery fibers that can lead to difficulty breathing for those who suffer from allergies. The best way to eliminate this possibility is to ensure that you vacuum regularly, focusing extra attention on carpets, rugs and upholsteries. 

Eliminate Dead Skin Cells

Did you know that human beings on average, shed over 1 million dead skin cells per hour? Yes, per hour! This skin-crawling fact is made worse as skin cells can mingle with airborne dust and soil particles that can accumulate in large quantities on surfaces such as flooring, carpets, rugs and sofas.

These particles provide a fantastic developing environment for many dangerous microorganisms that can be a detriment to your health. Vacuuming and dusting will ensure that your home is kept free from nasties at all times. 

Prevent Foul Odors

The last thing anyone wants is to walk into their home and be greeted by foul or stale odors. This is why vacuuming and dusting are so important. Dirty carpets and rugs can over time generate bad odors, especially if they are home to food crumbs and particles.

A carpet that is covered in crumbs will inevitably attract bacteria that create unpleasant odors in your home. Avoid such instances by regularly dusting and vacuuming all the surfaces in your home. This is especially important if you have pets and children as they may bring dirt, bacteria and food crumbs into the home. 

Eliminate Bed Bugs and Fleas 

Bed bugs are often something that we assume only affects hostels and cheap accommodation. In reality, bed bugs are way more prevalent than you would imagine. This is why it is important to ensure that you are always vacuuming your surfaces, carpets and flooring. Bed Bugs and Fleas often remain dormant for months, burrowed in the fibres of your carpets or even bedding. They can end up in your home by transferring off a guest’s clothing or from your suitcases when you travel.

By vacuuming often, you will be able to eliminate any potential dormant fleas or bed bugs that could harm your pets, children and family. 

Avoid Potential Allergies

Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, prolonged exposure to airborne particles or dust, latex, mould spores, dust mites and pollen could actually trigger allergies even in those who don’t suffer from them. This is easily avoided by maintaining a regular vacuuming and dusting schedule that will greatly improve your air quality and ensure that you never have to breathe in harmful particles or substances that can negatively affect your health. 

woman dusting books

Keeping your home clean and free from dust, allergens and other particles are essential in maintaining a healthy home. We hope that this article has given you some insight into the importance of dusting and vacuuming on a regular basis.