Fight Bacteria - How to Make Your Home Stay Clean for Longer!

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Fight Bacteria - How to Make Your Home Stay Clean for Longer!

Tired of sanitizing and constantly cleaning? It may be important to ensure your home is sanitized and clean to help stop the spread of disease, illness and bacteria, it may be that you are making this whole process harder than it should be. We are going to show you how to keep your home sanitized and clean for longer! Well, of course, we are not saying that our way is the best or that it will guarantee to kill 99.99% of the germ and bacteria, what we will do is help to make the process a little more organized with some strategies to make your house stay clean for longer! 

Purify the Air 

Good air quality can make your home feel better, even though you cannot see it, the air you breathe in day in and day out will need to kept as clean as possible! To help keep your air clean, change your air filters regularly and take the steps to check for air quality really do the trick! There are a number of ways to check air quality, and one of them being an Indoor Air Quality Monitor. Keeping some houseplants indoor also help purify the air! We can make a whole blog article on what types of plants can help with purifying the air quality, and if that is something you all are interested in, we can sure dig into more details on this topic! 

Wash Your Hands 

We can't stress enough of the importance of keeping your hands clean. This is a key way to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Washing your hands frequently throughout the day, and especially after touching surfaces in the bathroom or kitchen while cooking. You should be washing your hands for a minimum of 20-30 seconds with soap and water. This is the easiest but most ignored way to keep your living space clean and free from bacteria! 

Declutter Your Space

Decluttering your space is more than just for the looks, piles of paper and unnecessary things here and there attract dust and debris like magnet! Take a look at the things on your table that haven't been touched for a while, you will see dust everywhere! A crowded and cluttered space also makes it really hard to clean properly. You are much more likely to leave a space uncleaned, unattended or unsensitized when there are piles of things and you just don't want to make an effort to clean the mess! It is recommended to recycle or dispose of anything that you no longer need and free up the space so you can properly clean. 

Learn Your Labels

Not all cleaning products are made or work the same. Taking the time to carefully read the labels helps ensure that you’re using cleaning products properly – making the most of your time and effort. If you want the full benefits of a disinfecting product, for example, you can’t necessary just spray and clean- you’ll need to follow specific steps for it to be truly effective. 

The specific products you use can make a big impact to effectiveness and longevity of your cleaning efforts as well. In the past, disinfecting your home was never-ending cycle: you’d clean and disinfect a surface, but then you’d touch it and spread bacteria – and immediately have to disinfect again. Now, however, certain sprays on the market can protect surfaces from the growth of bacteria in your home for 24 hours.

Spray Some Staying Power

When used as directed for 24-hour sanitizing, certain sprays can kill 99.9% of bacteria (staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes bacteria) and keep working all day to keep hard surfaces sanitized – even in high-touch areas like your living room – after multiple touches. And, though the 24-hour benefit doesn’t apply to viruses, some products kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses (specifically, Influenza A H1N1, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Human Coronavirus) within five minutes of being sprayed when used as directed as disinfectants.

Building Good Habits

Some of the areas in the house are naturally more moist, such as the bathroom, which can attract more bacteria, making it hard to maintain. It is more important than ever to keep good habits and simple ones that will save you troubles later on! Habits such as closing the curtain behind you to allow the curtain's folds to fully dry and always hang up wet towels are helpful to cut back on wet, bacteria-breeding hotspots. 

Pay Attention to Forgotten Spots

Finally, when doing a deep clean of your home, look for areas that you don’t regularly clean that could be contributing dust or dirty to your home. Check for spots above and below your regular sight lines – like the top of the fridge and baseboards. Cleaning and sanitizing these neglected areas can help keep them free of debris that could contaminate your home’s floors, surfaces and even air.

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