Health Benefits of Winter Cleaning
Everyone has heard about spring cleaning your home, but why wait all winter to improve your health this spring? Use these home cleaning tips to increase the health benefits of a clean home during the winter months.
During this dark and gloomy season, many of us have a dramatic decrease in Vitamin D, as we are less exposed to sun light. If you burn scented candles or own a fireplace that you use all season long, a thorough window cleaning is essential for improving health. These fire-burning home aesthetics can build up grimy soot on your windows. With darkened windows, you will be even less exposed to Vitamin D and can find yourself feeling down and tired more easily. With a monthly window cleaning, you can have more of the sunshine back in your home and see improved health benefits quickly.
An additional health benefit of home cleaning during the winter is that it decreases the spread of allergens and bacteria. While this may seem obvious, many of us forget to clean some of the basic surfaces in our homes that dust (and therefore allergens) and germs love to hide out. Cleaning window wells is one area where these allergens tend to build up whether it be on window sills or skylights.
Ceiling fans are also really powerful instigators of bacteria within your home. While you think you’re helping yourself out by using the ceiling fan to cycle the warm air through your home, you’re also spreading allergens and bacteria everywhere if your ceiling fan is not properly cleaned. Take the time each month this season to have your ceiling fans cleaned so that you can reduce the bacteria and allergens being circulated throughout your home.
Finally, during your winter home cleaning, remember to disinfect the most widely touched surfaces. These include sink faucets, toilet levers, microwave buttons, refrigerator door handles, light switches, etc. With many people facing cold and flu during the winter, remember to disinfect these surfaces during your home cleaning helps to decrease the spread of germs and illness.
Keep your home clean this winter and see the health benefits that will be rewarded to you! Call Bubbles today for help getting your windows and ceiling fans cleaned fast and efficiently.
Posted January 5, 2018