Drying Laundry Indoors

Drying Laundry Indoors Is Bad for Health

Drying Laundry Indoors could be causing health problems, particularly to those prone to asthma, hay fever and other allergies per researchers.


The process of drying will release water into the air known as moisture. With most homes in Singapore well-insulated for air-conditioning, there may be insufficient ventilation to control humidity.

Increased humidity

Increased humidity at home will create an ideal breeding ground for both dust mites and moulds which can cause lung infection. Wet damp clothes also trap pollen which cannot be seen with our naked eye.

  • Mould is a form of fungus which can be formed in places with high humidity. They can cause health problems such as sinusitis, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions, as well as allergies.
  • Dust mites are tiny creatures that feeds on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily and they thrive in warm and humid environments.

Indoor Air Quality

Drying laundry indoors should be avoided as it creates air pollutants. There are many other factors which will affect indoor air quality. It is important to improve air ventilation and regulate the temperature and humidity at home. Give us a call at 6702 0306 for a complimentary air quality check to find out the air quality at home.