A Hygienic House: How-To Guide To Keeping Your House Sanitary

Children are now taught in schools how to be hygienic and healthy. This is because the state realized that diseases like diarrhoea and dysentery can be easily combated if only everyone followed simple habits that protect their hygiene and prevent the germs from spreading. Since parents and guardians cannot always be expected to educate the children, schools have taken on that role.

However, it is not enough for the person of someone to be clean if that somebody lives in an unhygienic place. There are certain things that you can do make sure if your house is sanitary. See how many of the following meets the mark:

Drainage and Sewage

Number one rule in building a house: waste water management. There has to be a proper system for the waste water from your kitchen sinks to be carried away. This is also true of toilets, but most suburbs and urban centres have large underground sewage lines that take care of it. All you have to do is inform the municipality of your intention to build a house or houses in that particular plot of land. Other types of drainage are also important. If the area receives a lot of rainfall, one of your priorities should be gutter cleaning regularly because when water doesn’t flow properly and stagnates, it can become a hotbed of disease carrying germs.

Pipes and Water Works

Call in a plumber the moment you feel something is wrong with your bathroom or toilet. Any blockage can cause germs to resurface into your wash rooms and spread diseases again. There has to be a proper flow from your house to the waste disposal centres, so if there is any backing at all then a professional can clear it. It happens often in heavily populated areas because of the sheer amount of waste water that travels down the pipes. So once every 6 months, call a service and have them use industrial strength chemicals to clear the plumbing in your house.

Garbage Disposal

Again, the suburbs and urban centres usually have proper garbage disposal systems that carry away garbage and either recycle it or dispose of it. But if you do not have recourse to that, you have to ensure that you have a proper disposal system. If you have any space for a garden, buy a compost bin and put all of your bio degradable waste into that. That means (mostly) kitchen waste. The rest of the plastics, polythene and glass items have to be collected separately and deposited at a collection point where they can be recycled. Again, not having a proper garbage disposal system for your house can lead to all kinds of diseases because certain insects and germs love breeding in garbage.