Diseases are the leading causes of death in about 3 out of 10 households. Today, many doctors report approximately 60% fresh cases of infectious diseases each day and this figure is bound to increase if appropriate measures are not taken. Although the growing number is alarming, hope is not lost.
There are so many ways in which diseases can be controlled and banished from all homes. With these simple techniques, you can help keep your home disease-free.
Clean Your Home Regularly
90% of all cases of diseases from home come from dirt, dust and all round uncleanliness. Even dirty laundry can make your home susceptible to infections. From the kitchen, all the way to the bedrooms, your house must be spotless. When we talk about cleaning, doing it thoroughly is what we are talking about.
In fact, when it comes to keeping diseases at bay, cleaning is your only option. You have to make sure your house is spotless allowing no room for diseases. Clean and disinfect your home by using detergents and bleaching agents that are recommended to kill germs in the toilets, bathrooms and the kitchen. Regular cleaning of your house is the first step to keeping your home free and safe from disease-causing germs.
Keep Your Compound Tidy
Long grass, unkempt fences, dirty pools and smelly ponds around the home, provide a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other harmful bacteria. Always make sure that your backyard and front yard grass is regularly cut.
Keep your fence neat and lastly do away with any stagnant water. These three are environmental hazards that every homeowner should take into account. All insects, pests and other germs hide in these areas, and once any of your family members play in these places, they might become sick.
Keep Your Pets Clean
When it comes to keeping homes disease-free, many people forget that their beloved pets could be culprits in allowing diseases in the home. Pets move from one place to another. Even a friendly walk to your neighbor can become risky if you do not clean your pets after interaction with other pets.
All pets are excellent carriers of germs from one place to another a reason why a thorough cleaning is always recommended after a day out. This is not only good for the pet, but it is also a smart way of keeping your home free from diseases and other allergens that can affect your family.
Keeping your home disease free is an obligation every homeowner should take into account. It doesn’t matter whether you stay at home 24/7 or work until late, keeping your home safe from germs and diseases should be your priority. If cleaning is not your thing, hire people to help you around. It doesn’t hurt to get help in keeping your compound and home disease-free. Remember, everything is for your own good and the best of those who look up to you.