Disinfection is the process of killing or inactivating all forms of microbial life, including bacterial spores. There are many reasons why it is important to disinfect surfaces in your home including killing germs, preventing the spread of disease, and protecting yourself from illness. Disinfecting the day-to-day objects in your home can significantly reduce the risk of infection.
In the current times we live in, it is even more important to be aware about the cleanliness of your own homes to prevent infection. Now, more than ever, should be the time when you should consider creating a daily cleaning routine in your household.
If you are struggling to find a place to start, here are a few tips for disinfecting the different rooms in your household.
The Living Room
There are several ways to disinfect a living room depending on what you want to clean. Make use of the following steps to remove dirt and grime from your living room.
First, wipe down all high touch surfaces in the living room with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Disinfect them by using a cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol and wiping down the surfaces thoroughly for several seconds until visibly wet. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then proceed to wipe them dry with a separate cloth. This will take away any oil or debris that may have collected over time.
Once everything has been cleaned, you should proceed to disinfect them with a multipurpose cleaner the same way you did with the disinfectant. Continue these two disinfection processes weekly to keep these surfaces clean.
It’s also a good idea to disinfect your sofa and chair on a regular basis. They can harbour dust, dirt, pet dander as well as viruses from surface bacteria that have been brought in by contaminated hands of family members who are ill with colds or flu symptoms.
The best way to disinfect your sofa is by using a steam cleaner. The hot water in the steamer will kill germs, bacteria and dust mites on contact. Steam cleaners are also great for removing stains from fabric upholstery because unlike other types of cleaning products, they do not leave residues that attract dirt or encourage future build-up. As for chairs, there are many ways to disinfect them but the simplest approach is through regular cleaning and application of antibacterial products.
Showering in an unclean, potentially disease-ridden bathroom is not only unpleasant; it could also be hazardous to your health. Hard surfaces in the bathroom are often teeming with bacteria but if you clean and disinfect regularly, you will dramatically reduce the risk of contracting illness whilst using your facilities.
Wash hard surfaces such as shower walls with disinfectant spray and wipe them dry. To keep toilet bowl interiors germ-free, clean them with bleach gel at least once daily or as needed. Soft items like towels need washing every four days while bath mats should be washed weekly – just hang these outside so they can dry between washes.
Bedrooms also tend to accumulate dirt and germs that come from our daily activities. Disinfecting can help stop the spread of bacterial infections such as those caused by viruses, fungi and parasites. Disinfectant sprays are an effective solution for maintaining a clean mattress, because besides killing all types of microorganisms, they can also remove bed bugs, remove mattress stains, remove bed stains and remove dust mites. They can prevent the appearance of spots and stains on fabrics, leaving them clean and beautiful for longer periods of time. Designed especially for fabrics, these disinfectants leave no unpleasant odours or residues.
Some washable fabrics such as pillowcases and blankets may require specialised solutions to disinfect as spores of fungi and mites can be transferred from the pillow to our skin, causing several types of infections. There are many different types of disinfectants for different materials. You need to choose the appropriate solutions for the correct material to ensure and maintain a clean mattress and sleeping area in your home sweet home.
The Study Room
The study room varies for many people. For some people, the study room is their own bedroom while for others, it’s a room that’s dedicated for work or academic studies. Whatever it is, it’s important to keep your study room neat and tidy, not just for hygienic purposes, but also to help you focus better in a clean and tidy environment.
The biggest concern in any study room is the cluttering of your study and work materials. You should always practice keeping your study area tidy and organised. Get rid of excess materials such as unneeded stationery, furniture, extra revision papers, and old work files that clutter your desk. The clutter allows dust to gather on your desk and makes it harder to clean. After organising, you should take a wet cloth and wipe any dust collected on your desk. Be sure to keep a dustbin near you so you can throw any materials easily. If you have a bookshelf near you, you should also clean it with a wet cloth regularly in order to prevent dust from accumulating on the books and between crevices. It’s recommended that you regularly disinfect and clean your study room as dust can cause allergies or sickness. Having a clean environment can also help you concentrate better so it’s a win-win situation!
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