5 Surprising Health Dangers Lurking In Your Home

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There are many dangers in your own home, which are visible and not visible to the eyes. Certain everyday items can deteriorate fairly quickly and pose some hidden health risks. Therefore, it is important to keep your home, from the bedroom to the kitchen, safe and clean. To do this, you can have a specialist visit your house or handle the job by yourself.

Following are 5 hidden health dangers in your home that you may not know about.

1. Mold and fungus

Mold and fungus can cause health problems, from allergies to more severe infections. They can develop behind your pristine plaster or in old carpet and rugs. So you should have your house examined if you suspect mold. You can also use dehumidifiers and fans in places where moisture is naturally occurring. Besides, you need to keep your carpets fungus-free by steam-cleaning with a vinegar, alcohol, and cleaning solution mixed with warm water regularly. Plus, you need to keep all areas under rugs as dry as possible get rid of any mold spores.


2. Faulty wires

Faulty wires can be another danger in your home. Even when your wiring is completely updated, you might still have electrical issues that could pose potential problems. Therefore, it should be better if you check out the wires and do other repair work to avoid these dangers.


3. Home chimneys

There is accumulation of dust in the chimneys because they are used all through the year. This can cause a blockage in the chimney system, which makes the smoke of the fire push back in the home. So it is necessary to have your chimneys inspected annually by a certified chimney specialist. You should also keep them clean and dust free.


4. Furniture polish

Furniture polish can damage your health because it contains poisonous compounds. When you use this household cleaning item, you may experience symptoms of poisoning such as eye irritation. Also, furniture polish poisoning can occur if you inhale an excessive amount of this polish. So be very careful when using this and other household products.


5. Perilous pipes

Water pipes may contain Legionella, pneumonia-inducing bacteria that thrive in water and causes Legionnaires' disease. So regular cleaning of pipes plays an important role to prevent health issues.


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This article was published on 2013/10/23