Home maintenance includes both the indoor, and as was the case here, outdoor environment, and is an ongoing process with which a homeowner need to keep up in order to provide for a healthy living space. Keeping your porch dust-free reduces the amount of contaminants tracked into the house.This man was in the process of cleaning his home's porch using a broom, as well as a water hose. In this way, airborne particulates including dust and pollen, could be removed from this area of his home, reducing the detrimental effects upon his family's respiratory systems. These irritants can sometimes result in sinus infections, and asthma.
CDC/ Dawn Arlotta
June 9, 2012
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