How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home’s Most Touched Areas
Germs can be found in almost every area of our homes. While this might be normal, there are high-touch areas in our homes that are covered in thousands of bacteria that can easily spread diseases or cause infections to us and our families. That is why it’s very important to disinfect our homes regularly, especially the areas we touch the most every day.
In this blog post, we will be talking about the most touched areas in our homes and how to clean and disinfect them effectively.
Your working table is where you usually place your phone, keys, and wallets. According to research, the average working table has 100x more bacteria than a kitchen table, and 400x more than the average toilet seat.
Spray a disinfectant on the desk or tabletop. Next, use wipes or a damp fabric to clean the whole surface. You may clean with any DIY alcohol solution or distilled bleach solution as it eliminates germs and bacteria.
Switchboards are another often touched area in your house. They are frequently touched as people enter or leave a room, therefore by the end of the day, you can guarantee that the surfaces will be covered in bacteria.
Get a soft clean cloth and spray some disinfectant solution on it. Then, wipe the switches one by one, covering all the sides. REMINDER: Avoid spraying extra solution on the switchboard and make sure no liquid gets into the sockets.
As you prepare and cook food on your countertop everyday, it’s easy to transfer Salmonella and E.coli from raw food to its surfaces and your other kitchen equipment.
Wipe off the countertops with a disinfectant-soaked cloth or wipes. Remember to wipe the whole surface, including the cabinet handles, which you may come into contact with while preparing raw food.
According to Seattle Times journalist Bobby Caina Calvan, your phone is covered in germs, with 25,127 bacteria per square inch. This easily makes it one of the dirtiest things in your home.
To keep it as clean as possible, use a wipeable or washable cover on the phone and wipe it frequently. Make sure to use an alcohol-based spray solution or wipes with at least 70% alcohol, and allow the surface to dry properly before touching it.
If you’re like the majority of people, you probably don’t keep your hands off the air conditioner or the TV remote. Other people at your house or business are likely to do the same.
There is a significant risk of bacteria spreading from one area to another, so to reduce infection risks, you need to disinfect all remote controls on a daily basis. Use disinfectant wipes or homemade disinfectant solution with alcohol to clean the remotes effectively.
Germs and bacteria are present almost everywhere, especially in areas and the things we touch most frequently every day. By following the cleaning tips we shared in this blog post, you can reduce the risks of spreading germs and diseases and make sure that you and your family stay safe and healthy at home.