HomeTriangle Guides: This World Health Day – Healthy Home for All


Each year, on 7th April World Health Day is celebrated. As future homecare professionals, we mark the importance of today by having as a main topic the “Healthy Home".

Each year, on 7th April the World Health Day is celebrated. As future homecare professionals , HomeTriangle marks the importance of this day by having as a main topic the Healthy Home".

The main reason we chose this theme was because having an inadequate lifestyle can conduct to the developing of different health problems. To emphasise the importance of adopting a healthy home, we have categorised the hygiene requirement of our home into different levels to keep or family fit and healthy : 

1. Deeper Clean

Professional cleaners can deep clean your bathroom and kitchen and get rid of harmful bacteria in there. A cleaning service can use the right tools such as vacuums, long dusters, sponges and mops to reach tough areas. Their supplies are designed to disinfect and cleanse contaminants from your environment. The vacuums they use will remove dust, dead skin and debris from carpet and crevices. This will allow you to breathe better and have a dust-free atmosphere.

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A clean and well organised home has a very positive effect on the mental well-being of the inhabitants. While the stressful routine of working individuals may not allow enough time for cleaning up the house, hiring professional services to accomplish the same may turn out to be a big relief for the house owner.
Professional cleaning services are thus mandatory for the health of the house as well as its inhabitants. Protect your kids young children and infants are more susceptible to various infections and need to be protected. The best way to make sure that your children are safe is to keep your home germ-free. Maids can ensure that your home is kept clean at all times, no matter how hectic your schedule gets.

2. Water Tank Cleaning

Water is undoubtedly the most important part of our lives and is something one cannot do without. Not only does it quench our thirst but is also important as far as cooking, personal hygiene and cleaning is concerned. While it is true that water replenishes us, removes toxins from the body and helps us in uncountable ways but at the same time, a lot of diseases are also caused if one consumes water in its impure form. 

a cleaner cleaning a water tank

If the water tank is not cleaned on a regular basis, it can lead to impurities in the water which may consist of many harmful germs. Water can thus get infected with various kinds of diseases including dysentery, cholera, gastro and several others. It is a fact that unhealthy water is the 6th leading cause of death around the world and comes just after alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on this list.  Most of us do not take the trouble of getting our water tanks cleaned periodically but this casualness can prove fatal. 

3. Gardening

Gardening is popular in many parts of the world. This outdoor activity gives us beautiful plants, pleasant smelling flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables.But it also gives us many health benefits.Reduces lonelinessGardening connects people. When you are gardening, you are outdoors. So it is a perfect time to socialize with your neighbours.

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Healthy activity for childrenGardening is a great activity to do with children. It gets families outdoors and off computers, televisions and other electronics.Gardening can be a great teacher.Children can learn about nature and wildlife. Gardening can teach a child about where food comes from and healthy eating. It can also help them to understand the limits of natural resources and the importance of using them carefully.

4. Pest Control 

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There are a number of pests out there that can be dangerous if encountered. Spiders may bite, and in rare cases these bites may be incredibly dangerous. Roaches are known to spread germs and disease throughout the homes they infest. They crawl over opened food and may defecate on it, leave behind hair and dead skin, or spread germs and bacteria from their own gut. Roaches may also cause allergies or even worsen asthma symptoms. Rat bites or scratches can result in disease or rat-bite fever, and rat urine can spread leptospirosis. Just from these few examples you can clearly see that a pest infestation of any kind is not ideal.

Not only can insects and rodents cause physical harm to your and your loved ones, but they can also cause physical harm to your home and your belongings.  Rats and Mice can contaminate your food, causing you to throw out hundreds of dollars worth of groceries. They may also gnaw through many different types of materials, including cinder block, aluminum siding and even concrete in some cases, causing quite a bit of damage. If you happen to be unlucky enough to have a termite infestation, you could be looking at extreme amounts of damage to the structure of your home.

5. Mosquito Net

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Mosquitoes spread all types of viruses and parasites, which can cause diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika, West Nile, Encephalitis and Malaria. The malaria vaccine has variable effectiveness, and there are no vaccines for other mosquito-borne diseases like the ones mentioned earlier. Mosquito nets are particularly important in protecting the most vulnerable groups: pregnant women and children under five years old. Simple mosquito bites can lead to devastating illnesses and even death for these groups in particular.



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