Keeping your family healthy is a healthy goal for most people. Some members of the family constantly get sick costing the family heavy medical bills, yet they are ailments that can be avoided by keeping the house clean. Being healthy is not all about food. Eating healthy but staying in a dirty environment can still cause diseases. Cleaning your home thoroughly is a necessity, but some areas need proper attention to help stop the spread of disease-causing germs. Here is how to clean your home to keep illnesses at bay.
Wiping all touch points
Some viruses are weak while others are strong and tend to linger on surfaces. This calls for being cautious when cleaning. Touch points are places that are commonly used but are rarely cleaned. This includes places like doorknobs, bulb switches, drawer and cupboard handles, toilet handles, and fridge doors among others. Such areas should be thoroughly wiped to ensure that they do not spread germs to the body. One does not need to scrub these places; they can simply wipe them with soapy water solution or add tea tree oil to the water to be used for wiping.
Cleaning hand held devices
This includes devices like telephones, remotes, and keyboards for computers and the gaming controllers. The cellphone also needs to be wiped clean frequently. This is because they are kept near our mouths and if they have any germs one will be literary putting the germs near their mouth. One should use a clean piece of soft cloth to wipe these devices so that they are not damaged easily.
Clean the kitchen thoroughly
The kitchen is often cleaned when the house is being clean. It is also among the places that need to be always clean. However, beneath the kitchen surfaces are areas where most pathogens and other hidden germs thrive. The areas of importance are the fridge and sink. These are areas prone to dampness making bacteria to thrive due to the moisture.
The kitchen sponges should also be microwaved for at least a minute to help kill the germs on them. The kitchen counters should be wiped to keep germs at bay. The sink should not be allowed to stay with water without draining since it forms a breeding ground for bacteria. Surface areas holding meat and meat products also need a thorough cleaning. The dishwasher should be washed by running vinegar in it to descale it.
Scrub the bathroom
The bathroom is among the breeding areas for bacteria because of its wetness. All damp items should be removed from the bathroom to prevent the growth of mildew. One should always change the mops and brushes to avoid spreading germs all over the bathroom. To clean the bathroom better, one should use a solution made of vinegar, lemon, baking soda, and soap. Have a liner in the bathroom trash can for easy cleaning of the trash can by simply changing the liner.
Proper garbage disposal is also necessary to help in keeping illnesses at bay in your house since the garbage is a common germ breeding ground. One should also safely dispose of any tissues used especially during a cold.…