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Cleaning the home for prevention of illness

Cleaning the home for prevention of illness

Your home needs to be clean to prevent illness. This is by keeping bacteria and germs away from the home. The tips below will help you to keep your home bacteria and germs free.

Keep the kitchen clean

The kitchen is one place more prone to germs and dirt that are brought by the raw foods and meats. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the kitchen is thoroughly cleaned more often. Keep it clean by using cleaning solution and sponge. To ensure that the sponge does not harbor germs, boil it in water for about five minutes, or you can run it in the  dishwasher heat cycle to sanitize it thoroughly. You should also keep all the items in the kitchen clean. Clean the cutting boards, especially if they are used to cut meat to prevent germs from spreading. Clean the kitchen sinks at least once a day because it is the one which comes into contact with most dirty food items. Microfiber cloths are preferable in cleaning the kitchen because they can then be washed using a washing machine, or they can be bleached to keep them clean. That way, they will not transfer germs to the kitchen.
For less use of harsh chemicals, you should use green cleaners such as ionized acidic water. The ionized water can be used to clean cutting boards, glass, counter tops, door handles, floors and toilets.

Cleaning the bathroom

The bathroom is also a sensitive place in the home that can harbor bacteria and germs. It needs to be cleaned thoroughly to get rid of the dirt and to prevent illnesses. Clean the sinks in the bathroom as often as possible because they carry more dirt than even the toilet. It is on the sinks that people clean their hands and brush teeth. Use a green cleaner to clean the sink and the other areas of the bathroom. Clean the shower and the tub using an extendable tool and the green cleaner.  Change the hand towels and clean them at least once a day because they may also carry and transfer germs. This will ensure that there is no accumulation of germs in the bathroom.

Cleaning the other rooms in the house

The bedrooms need to be cleaned on a daily basis and the linen changed as soon as they get dirty. Wipe all the surfaces to remove dirt. For the living room and the dining room, there is need to clean the floor daily, clean the cushions’ fabric and slipcovers often. The sofas should be thoroughly cleaned when they get dirty. Mirrors and glass should be cleaned with microfiber cloths, which are dampened with water instead of window cleaning products. Removing shoes and not entering with them in the house reduces exposure dirt, pesticides, dust mites and lawn chemicals. This will reduce the amount of germs getting into the house.

Reduce incidences of allergy attacks and asthma by taking precautionary such as using mattress covers to reduce being exposed to dust mites in pillows and mattresses. Brush the pets and remove their fur from bedding and sofas. An air purifier can help those with asthma and allergies.

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