Everyone knows that hygiene is important. It’s essential to keep yourself clean in order to prevent infections and other health issues. The same approach should be extended to your home. If you don’t keep it as clean as possible you’re encouraging bacteria to multiply and that can lead to a wide variety of diseases, some of which can be fatal.
Naturally, in the wake of Covid-19 and the over 6.5 million deaths across the globe, hygiene at home has become increasingly important. Fortunately, it is possible to keep your home hygienic, you just need the following tips.
Waste is a natural by-product of living in a confined space. There are many different types of waste but it’s time you made sure you have a bin for each one. That means, a compost bin, recycling bin, and even having a chat with your local sanitary bins service. Putting waste in the right places and ensuring each bin has a lid is a big step toward eliminating bacteria and bugs in your home.
This is especially important after you have prepared food. Wipe the surfaces over with a damp cloth, preferably one that has been in warm soapy water and squeezed out. You can catch most of the crumbs and place them in the bin. It’s not an issue if they go on the floor as you will be clearing them up.
The vacuum cleaner is still one of the most effective ways to eliminate food debris from the floor and bacteria/pests from your ceilings. It may seem strange to vacuum your ceilings but it is effective.
Vacuuming is great for picking up debris. But, it’s not effective at eliminating bacteria. That’s why you should mop all hard floors and wash carpets regularly. It’s essential you use a disinfectant in warm water when you do this. The disinfectant will kill any bacteria on the surfaces, helping your home to stay hygienic and germ-free.
Wash Soft Furnishings
This is especially important if you have pets but should be done by everyone. Soft furnishings such as curtains and throws are the perfect place for bacteria and pests to hide. By washing them regularly you’ll eliminate any bacteria on the soft furnishings and keep them looking great.
Never Leave Dirty Plates On The Side
Dirty plates invite flies and other pests into your home. They will land on the plates and on your work surfaces. Unfortunately, these pests can carry bacteria on their feet, effectively infecting your home.
It’s best to wash them straight away or put them in the dishwasher.
Deal With Leaks
Pests are attracted to water, they need it to survive. If you have a dripping faucet or any other water leak you’re inviting the pests in. As most pests carry an array of bacteria and diseases, that’s not something you want to do. In short, check for leaks and fix them straight away.
Regular cleaning can feel like a chore but it is the best way to keep your house hygienic and germ-free.