When you think about a clean home environment, you probably think about cleanliness in terms of appearance. But a clean home is much more than how it looks because cleanliness is also closely tied to hygiene. An unclean home is more likely to breed bacteria, mold and dust mites. These can cause illness, asthma exacerbation and eczema flare ups.
If you can’t keep up with cleaning your home, cleaning services may be the answer. Here are some tips to keep your home clean and healthy, as we explain why a clean home is more important than you think.
Upgrade the vacuum
If you’re using an old vacuum cleaner, it might be time for an update. Older vacuum cleaners can, unfortunately, contribute to the distribution of particles through the air. To avoid this and achieve the best carpet-cleaning results, ensure your vacuum cleaner has a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. This prevents the dirt and dusts your vacuum collects from escaping back into your home’s air.
Pay attention to sinks
Of course, it’s important to keep the toilet clean as we all know. But cleaning up germs from around the house is more involved than just cleaning the toilet. Surprisingly, the bathroom wash basin and the kitchen sink has been found to harbor more fecal matter than the toilet. This is because hands touch sinks and taps more frequently, and the hands are responsible for the greatest spread of bacteria.
Disinfect the fridge
As we now know, hands are the largest transferrer of germs. So, as we remove and replace items in the refrigerator, if we haven’t washed our hands first, we are causing contamination. Cleaning up spills and leaks is important, but so is keeping the crisper in tip-top condition. Fruit and vegetables can easily pick up any germs on your fridge’s surfaces, and if you forget to wash them thoroughly, you will indeed consume those germs.
Mop the floor
Regularly sweeping the floor helps it to look and feel clean. But that doesn’t remove any germs that may have transferred from outside. When you consider what your shoes and the soles of your feet come into contact with outside, it’s evident that mopping with a disinfecting cleaner is crucial for a clean and healthy home.
Keep surfaces tidy and clean
You might already know that you can feel more organized and in a better state of mind by having a home with tidy surfaces. They are also essential for making great first impressions on visitors to your home. So, we encourage you to keep only necessities on your home’s surfaces. But, keeping surfaces like counters, tables, and desks clean is also necessary for removing bacteria which is transferred by food and of course the hands.
Springs Cleaning provides thorough and flexible cleaning services tailored to your home. Springs Cleaning can help keep your home beautiful, clean and healthy if you:
· Are time-poor
· Are not agile enough to do the cleaning yourself
· Prefer not to clean yourself
Visit Springs Cleaning to find out more about our cleaning services.