Keeping a clean home has always been important, but if you’re like most people, you’ve reprioritized cleaning your living spaces. Between the seasonal flu and COVID-19, there is a renewed interest in stepping up standards from just “clean” to focus on disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces as well.
For many homes, this is a new standard that might seem difficult to meet, especially if you have kids and pets. In the past, many people used disinfectants only occasionally, either when someone was sick or in areas like bathrooms and kitchens. Now, entire homes are getting disinfected on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this means a lot of people are being exposed to heavy chemicals.
We put together the following tips to help you keep your home clean and safely disinfected.
- Make sure you always have everything you need to safely clean and disinfect your home on hand. One of the easiest ways to do this is to have several kits around your home that contain all the items you need to handle the job, from gloves and cleansers to Just remember to restock the kit regularly.
- Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface you want to Sometimes people skip this important step and simply spray or wipe down a surface with a disinfectant. Doing this will not leave you with a disinfected surface! So slow down, clean everything properly with safe and effective cleansers, then disinfect.
- Launder porous materials often, including cleaning rags, hand towels, kitchen towels, throw blankets and other materials that see a lot of This is easy to overlook, but these types of items can easily foster and carry bacteria around your home. Just make sure that you always follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer.
- Take a look at the ingredients of your products to make sure they are safe to use on countertops, around children and This is especially important if you’re more regularly cleaning your home to stop the spread of seasonal illnesses. If you have people in your home that are chemically sensitive, this is even more critical.
- Focus your efforts on high touch areas, like door knobs, light switches, countertops and restrooms. Have hand sanitizers around entry and exit points as well to help reduce transferring germs from surface to This is particularly helpful if your time is limited, or if you have a busy household.
- Regularly change your home’s air filter, and if you use any air filtration device, make sure you clean it This can help remove particles from the air, especially in enclosed spaces with limited airflow. The Center for Disease Control offers some guidelines on what types of filtration to use and how to improve the sanitation level of your home.
Check out our website to find effective products that will leave no harsh chemical residue on surfaces. You’ll find everything you need, including first aid solutions and products for your pets!