15 May 2019

How to Create a Healthy Home Environment

Living in Dubai is truly a unique experience but the area’s natural environment does present some challenges as well.

Living in Dubai is truly a unique experience with the world’s cultures living side-by-side in an ultra-modern and dynamic city and every convenience only a call away. But the area’s natural environment does present some challenges as well. The surrounding sea and desert can have a profound impact on our homes, causing mildew, mould, and poor indoor air quality.

Thankfully, there are steps you can take to create a healthy home environment and combat potential irritants that can cause asthma and allergy attacks. By keeping the following points in mind, you can reduce your family’s exposure to harmful substances and improve overall health and comfort.

Clean your AC to remove airborne contaminants from your home.

Families spend a lot of time indoors in Dubai, especially during the summer, but you may not know that bacteria, fungus, and mould is growing in your AC system. Also, over time, dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants build up in your AC ducts, and are then distributed throughout your entire house, causing irritation and serious complications for allergy and asthma sufferers.

AC duct cleaning by a professional significantly reduces irritants and pollutants that affect your indoor air quality. The cleaning process removes build-up and restores your AC system to a more hygienic state, helping to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Regularly deep-clean mattresses, carpeting, and upholstered furniture to reduce exposure to dust mites.

Dust mites are tiny creatures that live in house dust. They’re also one of the main causes of asthmatic and allergic reactions in children and adults. They can exist on most surfaces but are especially common in mattresses, carpeting, and upholstered furniture where dust mite build-up can cause extreme reactions in sensitive individuals.

Regular vacuuming can help prevent a bigger problem, but it cannot greatly reduce the amount of dust mites already residing in your mattress, furniture, and carpets. Instead, you’ll need to have these items professionally cleaned by a service that sanitises everything and kills the dust mites.

Your water tank should be cleaned regularly to prevent the build-up of dangerous microbes.

With your water tank, debris can build up over time, making it the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, fungus, and mould. Contaminated water can then move through your plumbing system, introducing dangerous impurities throughout your house, potentially causing serious water-borne illnesses and infections.

Professional water tank cleanings prevent the accumulation of unhealthy pollutants and impurities, helping to ensure a healthy home environment for every member of your family. When choosing a service provider, make sure their technicians are fully certified and accredited by Dubai Municipality.

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