After the crazy year we’ve had with COVID-19, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are looking more seriously into the cleaning of their homes. However, no matter the year, it’s always important to stay on top of your home’s cleaning for everyone’s benefit. Here are 3 key ways that a clean home will help your health—both physically and mentally.

Less clutter is better for your mental health.

When rooms are cluttered and dirty, they can actually start to affect your mental health by causing more unnecessary stress, anxiety, and depression. Studies have shown that clutter, in a visual sense, can make it more difficult to process whatever task you’re doing in the vicinity. In other words: cluttered home, cluttered mind. Cleaning that space and putting together a routine to maintain it will help people feel calmer and less overwhelmed in general. For those working from home especially, keeping a clean space will help you be more productive.

Routine cleaning helps alleviate allergy symptoms.

Dust and allergens will build up in your fabrics (carpeting, bedding, upholstery, linen closets, etc.) over time and cause allergy or asthma symptoms to worsen. To help out your family members who could be suffering, homeowners should vacuum and dust at least every week. If that’s becoming a chore in itself due to all the items you have to move, then consider decluttering your home to make it easier. The easier it is to dust and sanitize your surfaces, the easier it is to keep a cleaning routine. Additionally, if you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in the last 5 years, then they could be blowing dirty air into your home and making dusting that much harder.

Deep cleaning ensures you’re protecting your overall health.

Dusting and vacuuming weekly only does so much in the long run. All of those contaminants will still build-up (on your carpet and upholstery especially), which is why experts recommend you deep clean yearly. This also helps properly sanitize your home, which results in less opportunities for germs and bacteria to get to your family. However, you should also consider what you’re cleaning your home with and avoid harsh chemicals that could be dangerous to children and pets.

The solution? Bring in experts that practice safe, non-toxic deep cleaning. While other companies can leave remnants of soap and toxic chemicals in your carpet and upholstery, we use superior equipment to clean your home and ensure the Green Seal-certified products we use—while safe for kids and pets—are properly extracted. We also offer duct cleaning services and installation of the BreatheClean system, an industry-leading air purification technology. Contact bioHome if you’d like to learn more about nurturing your home—responsibly.