Best Ways To Clean And Disinfect Your Home

Best Ways To Clean And Disinfect Your HomeWashing hands and keeping surfaces clean and sanitized is foremost on everyone’s mind. It’s daunting to think that germs can be everywhere, and without property cleaning and sanitizing, you or your family members may become sick. While cleaning your home with soap and water removes dirt and some germs, it is usually advisable to use disinfectants since they are a lot more effective at killing bacteria. Here are some of the best ways to clean and disinfect your house.

Kitchen

While cleaning kitchens may look easy and straightforward, that is far from the truth since there are so many areas that germs can be found. Therefore, despite your best intention of keeping your kitchen clean, it might prove a challenge. Grease stains are typical in kitchens, and it is straightforward to clean it up; all you need is warm and soapy water to get rid of the stains.  Moreover, accidents do happen. For instance, you might spill your coffee or your glass of wine, which then leaves a stain. In such cases, you should oxidize the stain, which will then turn colorless. The commonly used oxidizer is chlorine bleach because it is also the most effective.

Electronics

Most people don’t know that even electronics need to be cleaned from time to time, and this includes phones, keyboards, laptops, and the like. The safest way to clean them is to wipe them gently, and ideally using cotton. Before using alcohol to clean this equipment, ensure you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines because you don’t want any accidents to happen since these are expensive items. By doing so, you will be able to leave them in the best working condition.

Bathroom

It would be best if you clean your bathroom at least once a week. There tend to be many germs in bathrooms because of water and steam, so it can quickly become home to bacteria.  Because of this, many believe that your bathroom should be the most cleaned room in your house. You can always clean your bathroom using bleach, but if it is unavailable, you can use vinegar, baking soda, and water. If you do choose to use bleach, make sure to wear gloves as this protects your hands from irritants. Also keep the bathroom ventilated, or wear a protective mask to prevent yourself from breathing in any toxic fumes.

Bedroom

After having a long day either at school or work, your bedroom is where you go to relax and put an end to your day. It is important to be able to come home to a germ free sleeping area, so washing your bed sheets and pillowcases should be done frequently. Switches and drawer handles can also be wiped down with a clean piece of cloth and disinfectant to kill germs. Empty trash bins often, as these areas may pile up if forgotten about for too long.

Soft Surfaces

While it is easy to wipe down hard surfaces, it is often a bit more of a chore to wash softer surfaces. Rugs and carpets should be cleaned appropriately according to the manufacturer’s instructions, which usually involve the use of warm water while cleaning them. Having pets and kids in the house increases the need for keeping up on these surfaces.

Pets

We all love pets, but they usually bring a lot of germs and bacteria into your house, especially if they go outside. As a result, pet bowls, toys, and beds carry many germs, which need to be cleaned often. Animals themselves can carry germs, so be sure to wipe them down when they’ve been outside and bathe them if they let you. Professional dog and cat grooming services come in handy for this. Vacuum as frequently as possible since pets can tend to shed a lot. Make sure to know where your pet has been to avoid surprises and to keep your house in order.

Keeping your household clean and disinfected is very important as this helps avoid colds and flu.

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