Could Dirty Windows Harm Your Family?

How often do you clean the windows? Is it part of your regular house cleaning routine or once in a while when you see the dirt on the window? You probably clean the outside of your windows even less than the inside simply because it’s not as easy to do. Unfortunately, what you may not realize is that the outside of your windows can hold onto quite a bit of bacteria and dirt. Eventually, it can make its way inside the house, especially if you enjoy having the windows open for the fresh air. If your family regularly suffers from allergies, it might be from the windows. Here’s what could be making your family sick.
  • Bacteria: Bacteria is sneaky when it gets on almost any surface. It’s microscopic so the window may look clean, but chances are there’s still something lurking. The outside panes of the window need to be cleaned and sanitized just like any other surface inside your house. Any bacteria from the common cold to something more serious can get caught on a dirty window, breed, and make its way into the house.
  • Dust: Dust is one of the biggest triggers for some allergy sufferers. It can be a breeding ground for dust mites which just love a dusty area even if it’s on the outside of the window. With how tiny they are they can easily make their way into the house.
  • Mold: Mold is usually spotted when there’s increased moisture on a surface for a length of time. For example, if condensation regularly occurs on the window mold can grow. It can occur because of improper insulation, high humidity, and more.
  • Air Pollution: If you live in an area with lots of vehicles or maybe by certain factories, air pollution is a regular occurrence that you can’t control. What you can control is making sure none of that pollution gets caught on the windows. Similar to bacteria, you may not even realize it’s there because it’s not necessarily visible.
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Has it been a while since you’ve had your windows professionally cleaned? Contact Authority Home Services today!