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When you start cleaning your home regularly, it can be easy to side with products that truly aren't that great for your home. Some products have all kinds of chemicals while others are completely ineffective, making it difficult to take care of things like you might want them to. Fortunately, by educating yourself and knowing what you need in the long run, you can dramatically improve the process you have set up for cleaning and enjoy your environment a little easier. Check out this blog for great tips and tricks about identifying and using the best cleaners, since making the right choices now can really pay off down the road.


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Home Cleaning Tips To Keep Your Home Free Of Harmful Viruses And Other Microbes

by Bernard Jennings

With all the world news focused on coronavirus and staying safe despite a worldwide pandemic, it can seem difficult to keep yourself and your family at a low risk of infection. There are many steps you can take to keep the inside of your home clean and virus-free and keep your home the protective environment you need against outside threats. Here are some methods you can implement in your house cleaning to keep your home free of harmful bacteria, viruses, and contaminants that can make you sick.

Wash Laundry Regularly

The way you handle and wash your household laundry can make a difference in the amount of bacteria, viruses, and mold that is allowed to grow, which can improve upon your home health environment. The more you use your bath towel, the more it can grow microbes upon it, so it is best to wash your bath towel after you use it a few times. When you use your towel to dry off after showering, your towel holds in the moisture, which promotes microbe growth. So, between washings be sure to hang up your towel after using it to allow it to dry out thoroughly until you use it again. 

Wash your sheets at least once a week, and more often if you are sick. This includes your pillow case. It is also a good time to regularly launder your blankets as well. 

If anyone in your home is sick, take care when you wash their laundry and bedding. Don't hold the dirty laundry against your chest to carry it to the washing machine. Put the dirty laundry into a laundry basket to carry it away from your body. 

Sanitize Commonly Used Surfaces

Once you have gotten a regular schedule down to keep your laundry clean and fresh, look to clean other surfaces within your home that receive a great deal of traffic. Surfaces within your home that are constantly being touched, pulled, or sneezed on, for example, put you at a great risk of catching a virus or bacteria. Some viruses can live on a surface for many hours, even up to a full day, so it is best to wipe off surfaces as often as possible.

Use a disinfectant wipe to wipe off door knobs, light switches, television remotes, computer keyboards, the microwave, fridge, sink faucet handles, countertops, children's toys, your smart phone, and the toilet, including its flush handle. 

You can also hire the help of a residential cleaning service, which is especially beneficial if you work a full-time job and have multiple family members constantly coming and going in your household. Let them know the type of cleaning service you need and how often you want it completed to keep your home clean and safe.