Health issue cause by dirty curtains
we’re going to share 3 hidden dangers of having dirty curtains and why you should take time to clean your curtains at least once a month.
Curtains Accumulate Allergens and Dust Mites
Many of us might overlook curtains when it comes to cleaning. Curtains withstand heat, cold, dirt, direct sunlight and act as blinds in our house. Curtain fabrics can often attract a lot of allergens and dust. These are the two main causes of allergic reactions such as sneezing, coughing or runny noses. Due to their small size, they are easily carried by wind and accumulate on curtains, especially curtains that are made from cotton. Some curtains are worse when it comes to dust accumulation, particularly those made from thicker fabrics and multiple curtain layers. Allergens and dust mites are trapped between the layers and thus increase the chances of getting allergy symptoms.
Facilitates the Creation of Molds and Mildews
Molds and mildews are linked to many allergies and respiratory diseases. They produce spores which if inhaled can lead to allergic reactions and other health issue. This is especially harmful to kids, pregnant women, elderly people and those who have asthma or bronchitis. Molds grow best in warm, damp, humid condition, given Singapore weather condition it provide the best environment for molds to spread and reproduce rapidly. That is the reason why it is very important to clean all curtains that are in moist locations at least once or twice per week particularly to slow down to growth of molds and mildews.
Germs are one of the main causes of disease in both humans and pets. What most people don’t know is that they love attaching themselves to curtains, mainly those that are hung in dark areas. The only way to be sure that your house in general and curtains are free from germs is by having your drapes cleaned more often.
It is important to clean the curtains periodically. Proper maintenance of curtains becomes essential if you want to have a healthy indoor environment for yourself and your family.