The Dangers of Keeping a Dirty Home

The Dangers of Keeping a Dirty Home

The following contribution is from another author.

If you find that you are often living in a dirty or untidy home, then you might not feel there is anything particularly wrong with that. But the truth is that not keeping a home tidy and clean is often going to mean that you struggle to really keep the home at its very best, and that is going to lead to many problems. There are actually a lot of issues that you can find around not keeping a home tidy and clean, and it’s important to be aware of those things. In this article, we are going to look at some of the dangers of a dirty home, so you know what you are trying to avoid.

Slips, Trips & Falls

If your home is cluttered and you have lots of items in particular on the floor, you are going to find that you are much more likely to suffer slips, trips and falls. It’s not just in the workplace that we need to be aware of this danger – they are just as dangerous in the home too, after all, if not more so, that being where the vast majority of these accidents occur. Make a point of keeping your floors clear as much as you can, as that is going to help stop anything like this occurring.


Having a dirty home is also going to encourage a range of unwanted pests into the home, especially if you are leaving food crumbs around a lot of the time. That could encourage something like ants, or even mice and rats if you are not careful. In some cases, you could end up with cockroaches. None of this is likely to be what you want in your home, so it’s a good idea to make sure that you keep your kitchen and other areas clean. If you need to call in pest control, they will likely inform you of the same thing.


If you are not regularly cleaning your home, you will often find that mold develops around the home, and that is going to mean that your home suddenly becomes a health risk as well as being untidy. That’s because mold carries the potential of disease, and even when it doesn’t have disease in it, it can still cause you to have breathing problems or to develop problems in your lungs. Black mold in particular should not be ignored, and should be cleared away professionally as soon as possible.


Finally, you are more likely to have bacteria in the home that will often lead to illnesses, and viruses which can do the same. At this current time, it is especially important to ensure that you are cleaning the home regularly and thoroughly, to make it less likely that you catch any viruses. If you can keep on top of that, you and your family are going to be much healthier and safer indeed. It really is important to make sure that you consider that.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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