As many Sarasota residents get settled into the Coronavirus-era lifestyle, having a great cleaning routine is essential. While the pandemic will eventually come to an end, solidifying cleaning steps to reduce contagious disease in your home is a good habit to have. From the pandemic to cold and flu season, these tips will keep you healthy.
When outlining your cleaning plan, think about the areas in your home you are most likely to come into contact with on your way in from the outside world. Entrances are likely to be the main area for germs to spread.
- Make a habit of wiping down doorknobs. Think about how you open your door. Do you hold open the screen door while fumbling for keys? Wipe that down regularly. Clean the knob and lock that you touch on your way in.
- Take your shoes off when you come. If you don’t already have a shoes-off house, consider implementing this new policy. Leaving your shoes in the entrance hall will keep you from tracking germs in on the soles of your shoes. It will also cut down on the dirt in your home, reducing your need to vacuum and mop.
- Leave cleaning products at your entrance. A bottle of hand sanitizer in your entrance hall will encourage visitors to disinfect when they arrive, keeping your home clean throughout.
As a hub of activity in many homes, the kitchen is primed to be a source of contamination in the home.
- Kitchen sinks are the main hand-washing station for many homes. If you are regularly washing your hands in your kitchen sink after being out in the world, be sure to wipe down the soap pump and faucet handle with disinfectant regularly.
- Regularly wipe down commonly touched surfaces like refrigerator, oven, and microwave handles.
- Science is showing that the novel coronavirus is spread in bathrooms, possibly by flushing toilets or oral droplets.
- We already know that flushing your toilet with the lid up can disperse germ-riddled droplets throughout your bathroom. It’s more important than ever to consider this. Regularly disinfect your toilet’s handle and toilet bowl. Institute a lid-down flush policy.
- As the coronavirus is spread by oral droplets, the bathroom may be particularly contaminated. From brushing teeth to flossing to blowing your nose, contaminated fluids may be spread easily in the bathroom. Wipe down sinks, countertops, and mirrors regularly.
To keep your home safe and clean during contagious disease seasons, have HouseMaids come by for regular cleanings. Our 64-step Cleaning System will make sure that all the commonly touched surfaces in your home are sanitized regularly. Keeping your family healthy during a pandemic is reliant on reducing their potential exposure to the virus, especially in your home.