Germs spread quickly in our homes, and they can lead to the contraction of serious diseases. They spread through various ways, including touching items with germs, getting into contact with body fluids such as blood, and sneezing germs from friends and visitors. Washing your hands can help keep off most of the germs, but it is not always enough.
That’s why it is essential to keep your house clean too. To reduce germs in your home, disinfect various areas in the house from time to time. Disinfecting simply means using soap and disinfectants to clean areas that are likely to have germs. If there was a Covid-19 case in the house, it might be better to hire a professional disinfection service to clean and eliminate the virus.
This article will show you how to keep your house clean and get rid of germs that could cause diseases.
1. Clean High Touch Surfaces
High-touch surfaces are areas in the house that you’re likely to touch while you’re in the house. If you’re likely to touch the surfaces, other people are likely to touch them too. These surfaces include doorknobs, oven doors, dishwashers, coffeemakers, and more.
To clean these areas, use soapy water and a scrub sponge and wipe the areas you want to clean. After using soapy water, rinse the surfaces with fresh water and let them dry. If you have disinfectant spray, you could use it for reinforcement. You can also hire professionals for commercial cleaning.
2. Clean Your Towels Whenever You Can
Most people don’t clean their towels as often as they should. Some people don’t even see the need for cleaning them too often, given that they only use them after bathing.
However, that should not be the case. We recommend cleaning your bathroom towels at least three times a week if you hang them on the bar and let them dry before using them again.
As for hand towels, they soil faster, so you need to clean them every day. Furthermore, everyone in the house should have their hand towels to avoid sharing.
To clean your white bathroom or hand towels, toss them in hot water and use regular bleach. If your towels are colored, avoid using bleach as they can discolor them. If you have to use bleach, then ensure to use color-safe bleach or stain remover. You can use a laundry sanitizer for reinforcement to kill germs once and for all.
3. Clean the Bathroom More Often
It’s possible that you already know that the bathroom and toilet are a hotbed for bacteria. The quickest way to clean the toilet is by pouring some bleach into the bowl and brushing the insides from side to side. Then, leave the toilet bowl alone for a few minutes. Come back six or eight minutes later and flush the toilet to get rid of the bleach and germs altogether.
If the lid is up while flushing, there is a possibility that some germy particles will spray out across the room. That’s why it is essential to clean areas in the bathroom with bleach too. Be sure to give the tub and shower attention while cleaning. Ideally, try to disinfect your bathroom at least once a week. Don’t skip the cleaning even if the surfaces look clean in your eyes.
4. Wipe Down Your Electronics
Most of us can’t spend an hour without using our phones, laptops, and earphones. Unfortunately, these gadgets are passed from one person to another, and people rarely clean them. Cleaning electronics is slightly tricky, and you should not use water, soap, or bleach as you do with most things.
Instead, remove the batteries and dampen a piece of clean cloth with a disinfectant to clean the spaces between buttons. If you have a cotton swab, it will do a better job between the keys than a piece of cloth, so be sure to use it. Wait for a few minutes for the disinfectant to evaporate, and then dry the parts with a lint-free piece of fabric. You can now reinstall the battery.
5. Scrub the Kitchen Sink
From a study done by NSF International, the kitchen sink usually contains more bacteria than most parts in your house. To disinfect your sink, you will first need to clean it. Use an all-purpose cleaner and a sponge to get rid of grime and dirt on the sink. Then, spray it with a disinfectant spray to kill any germs left.
6. Clean Toothbrush Holder
The toothbrush holder is often forgotten while disinfecting places in the household, but it could be a safe house for bacteria and germs. According to the NSF, the toothbrush holder could harbor more germs than the toilet seat. For that reason, choose a toothbrush holder that is dishwasher safe for regular cleaning. Then, be sure to rinse the toothbrush holder every day thoroughly. If possible, replace your toothbrush holder every three months.
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