You are not wrong to worry about germs and wonder how you can protect your home from them. If you disinfect your home along with cleaning it, you will be one step closer to keeping germs out of your living space.
Cleaning with soap and water eliminates dirt and dust, but sanitisers and disinfectants help kill germs. Cleaning should be the first step towards a hygienic home, followed by sanitising and disinfecting.
The best way to go about this is to take one room at a time. That way, you can ensure all your rooms are sanitised and disinfected properly. You may begin with common areas of the house that are used by all members of the family, and then move to specific areas.
Wear a pair of gloves when disinfecting your rooms. If you do not have disposable ones, wash and dry your gloves thoroughly after each use.
1) Living Room
Now that you’re home due to the lockdown, your living room is bound to get messy with the family spending more time here. It is also the first room that someone coming from outside will use. Hence, it is important to learn how to sanitise this room. Your living room also has the most frequently touched surfaces, like the switchboard and doorknobs.
Draw up a routine whereby you clean the room and wipe down all high-touch surfaces, like switches, door handles, chairs, centre and dining tables, and shelves. Your children often play on the floor, so it is important you keep it clean. Disinfect the floor with Domex Floor Cleaner that contains Sodium Hypochlorite as an active ingredient. Use as directed on the pack; test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first.
When you and your family are indoors for weeks, you are bound to use your kitchen frequently and cook more meals than usual. You need to keep your kitchen hygienic by washing utensils and the platform daily with dishwashing liquid. You can disinfect the kitchen floor to maintain hygiene by using products like Domex Floor Cleaner, which contains Sodium Hypochlorite as an active ingredient. Use this with caution in the kitchen, as this is a bleach and should not be exposed to food. Use as directed on the pack; first test it on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility.
This heavily used wet space needs to be cleaned as often as possible. To clean the toilet, wear rubber gloves before applying bleach or a cleaning liquid like Domex Fresh & Clean on the rim and inside the commode. Follow the instructions on the product pack.
Don’t forget to wash your hand and face napkins, towels and other bathroom linen thoroughly with a detergent that can kill germs. Read the pack instructions before use.
4) Kids’ Room
One of the first things you can do to keep your children safe is to clean and disinfect their room daily. Start by dusting the room using a dry cloth to dislodge loose dirt. After that, clean the room with a regular household detergent and water. The floors need special attention. Sweep and mop daily. Don’t forget to tackle the corners as dirt tends to collect there. Finish off by disinfecting them for better hygiene. Use a suitable disinfectant spray, such as Domex Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray, which kills germs. Always test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first. Don’t forget to read the instructions on the product, and check if it’s recommended for soft and porous surfaces.
Your bedroom is where you rest and unwind. And during the lockdown, it may also double up as your office space. So how to sanitise this room? Start with the bed and side tables. You also need to clean and disinfect the mattress, bedsheets, pillows, pillow covers, blankets and duvets. A good detergent, water, bleach, a vacuum cleaner and a multipurpose disinfectant spray are all you need to ensure that your bed and related items are germ-free. You can read detailed tips here.
Keep separate cleaning and dusting rags for different rooms. Wash and dry them after every use.
Disinfect the mopping cloth or head after you wipe the floor of a room and before you move on to the next room. This will stop the spread of germs from one room to another. Follow these tips and keep your rooms clean.