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Vacuuming your home regularly comes with so many benefits including decluttering your house, keeping it clean and prolonging the life of your carpets, furniture and electronics among other household items. As much as basically no one finds enjoyment from taking part in this chore, its benefits totally surpass our expectations. Though, did you know that there are a myriad of health benefits of vacuuming your home regularly? Well, here they are.
Kills bacteria, viruses and other organisms
A dirty surface, when looked through a microscope, is habitat for millions of dangerous organisms. Examples include viruses, bacteria, spores, pests, dust mites and bugs. These not only cause damage to the surfaces, but also to the human body in form of skin infections, infections of the respiratory system and also allergies. Since vacuuming helps in decluttering your house, it will help get rid of rodents such as mice and insects such as cockroaches and ants, which may be dangerous if left to take up your residence.
Reduction of allergies and infections
Vacuuming your home regularly helps reduce dust, pet hairs and other kinds of dirt that may have accumulated on various surfaces. Unlike sweeping that will blow up the dirt and scatter it into the air, vacuuming ensures that all of it ends up inside the dirt container. This feature together with the efficient filters can capture even the tiniest airborne dust particles. This in turn reduces the chance of one developing a respiratory system infection such as flu, allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing and asthma.
Promotion of mental health
A clean environment always has a mysterious way of creating tranquil and peacefulness. It looks, smells and feels better hence providing you with rest and relaxation. This in turn leads to a peaceful stay and a better mood by reducing stress and anxiety. All these come together to improve mental health and general well-being hence improving your concentration.
Promotes body fitness
A vacuum cleaner, apart from the robotic vacuum, does not allow you to just sit while it cleans. You’ve got to stand up and move it around as you clean different areas of your home. This is far much better as compared to a sedentary lifestyle which exposes you to diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. By moving around with your vacuum, you will be able to cut down on some excess calories which counts as working out. When done regularly, this helps keep your body fit and in good shape which translates to a healthier and happier individual.
Reduced risk of injury
A cluttered house is usually a hotspot for hazards. These include possible trips, fires, slips and falls. Vacuuming your home helps declutter each area, freeing up space and creating more room. This makes easily visible and maneuverable passages that allows for safer living, hence reducing the risk of injury.
Getting rid of pollutants
Floors, tiles, carpets, furniture and drapery are just but a few of the household items that are commercially manufactured. Due to this, they are bound to have deposits of chemicals and pollutants that may be harmful to humans. By vacuuming these, you get to free them of such pollutants, making them safer when exposed to your body. This is even more important if you have a young kid living within the house as they are more susceptible to being affected by such chemicals and pollutants.
According to the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency, it is of great importance to vacuum your carpet thoroughly as it retains several indoor and outdoor air pollutants including dander, lead, toxic gases, particle pollution and dust among others that must be gotten rid of for healthy living.
Households usually produce so much dirt, especially where pets and very young kids are involved. No matter the size of your house, it is advisable to vacuum at least once a week. For pet owners and people who suffer from asthma, the home should be vacuumed at least 3 times a week, according to the (ALA) American Lung Association.