Why you should give your house an autumn clean
Category: Home Cleaning
But if you don't keep your house adequately ventilated, you could be storing up a whole lot of problems.
For instance, the inside of your home could be damp at this time of year, as you're no longer hanging washing out on the line and over a radiator instead.
Add to that the moisture of your breath and the general humidity of a house when the heating is on and the windows are shut and you have the perfect breeding ground for mould and bacteria.
Your soft furnishings could be covered in dust mites capable of triggering or exacerbating respiratory problems such as asthma.
So you need to do everything you can to stop this happening during the autumn months. That means occasionally opening the windows to let some fresh cold air inside.
And don't feel you have to make the bed fully every morning. By throwing back your bedding, you can expose more of the bed to that fresh cold air and make it less inviting to dust mites.
Keep the windows open if you want to dry clothes and you can't hang them outside, as otherwise there's absolutely nowhere for the moisture to go apart from in every nook and cranny of your house.
Finally, make sure your vacuum cleaner is fit for purpose, with fresh empty bags and clean filters, or you won't really be cleaning your carpets thoroughly.
Even then, going over with the hoover can't really eliminate all bugs, so maybe it's worth calling in professional cleaners every year or so to carry out a full deep clean.
With their specialist knowledge and equipment, they can help you keep your home germ-free this autumn.