Guide to a germ-free home

Household cleaning

 

Did you know that kitchen is actual the germiest place in the house which houses bacteria and yeast? Gross right! Keeping our living places germ free is a one-stop way to keep most of the diseases at bay, it should be an instilled habit one should focus on. Keeping the place, you’re surrounded by clean and sanitised, lowers the risk of infectious diseases and contributes to a healthy living habit. We’ve hand-picked 4 things you can do to have a healthy germ-free home and make your family healthy and safe.

 

Don’t let the outside contaminate your inside

Stuff and goodies which come from outside must be sanitised or washed before being let inside, our environment is a host for all sorts of pathogens which can be harmful for your health. Your handbags contain 30 per cent faecal bacteria Making a habit of cleaning such goods/stuff before getting them inside can safeguard you till a very good extent. Home delivered items, visitors and pets are the kind of things one should keep in mind while letting in as they can be carriers. Proper sanitary practices must be encouraged amongst all of the above-mentioned categories for a safer, germ-free home.

 

Pay attention to daily use items

Pillow covers, mattress covers, mobile phone surface, toilet seats kitchen sink surfaces, toothbrush holders. etc. are popular germ hotspots we use every day. These can be host to millions of pathogens without even being in our notice. Cleaning these things are necessary on a day to day basis. Alcohol bases disinfectants, UV sterilisers for your electronic devices can prove to be a lifesaver and they work 99% of the times, eventually turning out to be very effective and efficient. Spraying disinfectants on the toilet seat surface and washing your toothbrush stands often can also contribute to a germ-free environment.

 

Clean, clean and clean

Make cleaning a habit in your house, make sure to wash your hands regularly or to use an alcohol-based sanitiser. Our hands touch several places and can be a possible host for many such pathogens, hence making sure they’re sanitised is important. Make sure you regularly mop the floors with disinfectants, and also to clean the washrooms on a regular basis. Frequently touched objects like a TV remote, AC remote, keys etc. can be cleaned using a UV disinfectant device, this will sterilise the objects easily. Other things include armrests of chairs and sofa, tables, electric switches, they should be wiped using a disinfectant once a while.

 

 

Look after your footwear

Footwear comes into direct contact with the ground which is highly contaminated with multiple microorganisms. While entering your home, cleaning or spraying the footwear with a disinfectant is necessary as to not allow that dirt and germs to enter your home. Shoes should also thoroughly be washed once a month using shoe cleaners or detergent to remain on the safer side. Since its always in contact with sweat and moisture, it can be an apt breeding ground for multiple bacteria types which can be infectious in nature.
 
Most of the times its often not the weather or the circumstances, it’s because of the poor hygiene practices we hold that we catch certain infections and diseases. If the above things are followed, we can make our home a safer place from various infections and diseases which might have looked common to you but are generally preventable by simple safety measures. Stay safe.