Keeping your home neat is one thing, but tidiness doesn’t necessarily translate into cleanliness. In the busy lives that everyone leads today, especially if you have kids in your residence, its easy to miss out on total cleaning. Deep cleaning, for instance, is absolutely important, if not periodically, at least once in a while. Home hygiene is vital if you have children at home, and even if you don’t. Although its meaning has taken on a new connotation in this pandemic era, it’s a challenge to take on all by yourself. You will undoubtedly require professional cleaners to handle your home hygiene needs, primarily to guard against illnesses, even as common as the flu. An environment that is clean and maintained is beneficial for overall health.

Professional Cleaning

Priding yourself with being a clean person is fine, but you may be busy with other chores at home, like tending to children or working from home. The “new normal” has you doing a lot more from the confines of your home. Typically, professional cleaners are booked at regular durations, or when you feel your home requires a good once over. Basic Standard packages include dusting, vacuuming rooms, cleaning kitchens, bathroom floors, sinks and toilets, cleaning balconies and taking out the trash.

Having this done on a regular basis can prevent illnesses and maintain home hygiene in a general way. Deep Cleaning packages include more detailed cleaning, such as cleaning fridges and ovens, windows, ceilings, AC vents, etc. You also get efficient cleaning before you move in to/out of a residence, office cleaning services, post-construction cleaning and spring cleaning packages. It’s essential that you do your cleaning on time as procrastinating will only make your residence a cesspit of dirt and grime. You should know about seven illnesses that can occur as a result of a home in which hygiene is not maintained.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is a skin infection caused by contact with a range of fungi. This can affect part of the foot, but frequently occurs between the toes. The skin develops fissures and scales and these are itchy and red. Spread mainly through damp areas, in shower areas, and such, this may turn into a chronic problem that recurs. If your bath or shower collects dirt or grime over time, you may be prone to Athlete’s Foot. Moreover, if someone else is using the same shower area, the infection can spread to them. Keeping your shower area clean and free from sluice, cleaning tiles regularly, etc, can alleviate such fungi from forming. In case you own a backyard pool, you will likely have to have that professionally cleaned and serviced too.


Poor home hygiene can cause serious illnesses like Trachoma which can cause blindness. The illness is spread by flies carrying bacteria. In homes where there is poor sanitation and drains aren’t cleaned out regularly, or toilets are clogged, flies may be a common occurrence. They carry disease from unclean garbage bins and trash that has seeped out of garbage bags. Once Trachoma infects a person at home, it spreads through shared and unwashed clothing and linen.


Itch mites can infest your home without you even knowing it. The scabies mite is a minute mite that burrows into the upper skin layers and lays its eggs there. Scabies is among the most common illnesses where hygiene is neglected by the lack of washing bedding and linen.


A common skin infection caused by fungi, Ringworm occurs as a rash in the form of a circle on the surface of skin. The fungi can live in carpets that have not been vacuumed, dirty home surfaces and unwashed clothing, bedding and linen. The fungi can even spread via pets like cats and dogs, and if you own these, you need to be more aware of home hygiene.

Body Lice

Body Lice is are insects that are parasitic and lay eggs on any dirty surface or clothing, including dirty floor mats, bedding and unclean laundry. Laundry should be done regularly and not left for lack of time.

Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is often caused by a gradual decline in lung health due to indoor pollutants such as dust. Indoor air pollution can take many forms, transmitted through AC vents/ducts not being maintained/cleaned, etc. Regular cleaning of appliances accumulating dust and/or emanating fumes, like stove tops and ovens, must be undertaken.

Respiratory Infections

Frequent upper and lower respiratory tract illnesses may occur on an ongoing basis due to poor home hygiene. Dust is the most common cause of these, leading to conditions that can become grave and chronic, like asthma. For instance, you may have a chimney you need to get cleaned out. Lighting a fireplace with a poorly maintained duct can cause a myriad of respiratory issues, especially with babies and young children around