Chances are, that after the last 18 months, you’re more aware of germs than ever before. When cleaning our home, we often are more concerned about things looking clean than being hygienically clean. Here are some things to consider when setting a cleaning routine for your home.
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A lot of today’s cleaning equipment contains a lot of chemicals. Some people find this reassuring, but if you have respiratory issues or just don’t like the smell, the smells can cause issues.
That’s where things like LED lamps and steam cleaners come in. You can read a great blog on the way LED germicidal lamps work and how you can use them effectively to remove germs.
Steam cleaners can also be used on most surfaces. The heat will kill all surface bacteria without the need to add additional chemicals. You can also buy a steam mop to use on floors.
Disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently
One of the most common ways to transfer illness-causing bacteria is to get it on your fingers and then at some point you will end up transferring this bacteria to your face, where it gets into your system and make you ill.
When doing a house clean it’s easy to concentrate on the obvious areas but really think about what you touch on a day-to-day basis. Think door handles, lightswitches, taps, and banisters. Even if they look clean, these surfaces can harbor more germs than the average toilet.
Don’t forget those items that aren’t cleaned often
There are places in your home that usually get missed when you’re cleaning, usually because it’s a big job. This can include cleaning behind furniture or the carpets. Even if you vacuum and dust regularly, you wouldn’t believe the number of dust bunnies that collect behind furniture. If you’re prone to dust allergies or have asthma, then make sure you do this a few times a year to stop the buildup.
The same is true of your carpets. They trap dust, dirt, and other germs from your feet. If you have kids and pets, then you’re just adding to the number of bacteria lurking on your carpet. Keep on top of the vacuuming to remorse the loose dust from the pile and have your carpets professionally cleaned once or twice per year. Not only will you make your carpets more hygienic but you’ll also prolong the life of them too.
Bathroom bacteria you might not have noticed
We all know a bathroom is a place that bacteria is likely to flourish, not only because people go to the toilet there, but because the atmosphere is usually humid, the perfect conditions for it to multiply. If your bathroom has an extractor fan, this is probably filled with dust and bacteria that need cleaning. If you have kids’ bath toys, you’ll often find that they start to accumulate black mold on the inside, which can be dangerous for your children. The best thing you can do is throw out the old ones. When you replace them, use superglue to plug the hole so that water cannot get in and cause mold to grow.
This is a contributed post.
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