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The Hidden Dangers of Dirty Laundry


It's a no-brainer that dirty laundry poses a health risk to your household. Leaving a laundry pile to sit for too long in the house not only means you’ll have more work to do come laundry day, but also comes with the risk of fall accidents and diseases. Here are the hidden dangers of dirty laundry:

Mildew and Mold Formation

Most of us are guilty of leaving our dirty laundry on the floor. During the cold and rainy months of the year, this can be dangerous because the pile will create humid conditions that favor mildew and mold formation. In particular, this is most likely to happen in bathrooms, kitchens, and other places with considerable moisture.

Mold and mildew formation poses a risk to your family, especially if someone is pregnant or asthmatic. Mold also leaves an unsavory odor around your house. To keep mold and mildew at bay, it's best to do your laundry frequently. Also, avoid leaving dirty laundry on the floor.

Dust Mites and Allergens

Living your laundry pile on the floor for too long provides the perfect breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens. This is particularly common in areas that experience high humidity. With this comes the risk of running nose, severe colds, congestion, skin rashes, and other allergic reactions. Schedule the laundry pickup and delivery service with HappyNest to avoid the accumulation of dirty laundry in your house.


Clothes need washing in the first place because they are dirty, smelly, and stained. This alone provides the perfect environment for germs to breed and thrive. If someone comes into contact with germs-infested laundry, chances are that he/she will fall sick. Thus, it’s essential to choose a wash and fold service that also disinfects your items.

Pests and Insects

A dirty laundry pile can provide the perfect breeding ground for pests and insects such as ants. These tiny organisms pose a risk to your property, and worse still, can bite/sting your pets and kids. Regular laundry eliminates the risk of pets and insects.

Dirty laundry comes with many dangers, be it the risk of stumbling over a pile, or mold and mildew formation. As innocent as your pile of dirty laundry may seem, there are many dangers therein. Scheduling regular pickups with a home and commercial laundry service will go a long way in eliminating your dirty pile and the dangers that come with it.