As summer wraps up and school is back in session, the weather is starting to cool off and we’re heading into fall! With the changing temperatures and seasons comes the sniffles and colds. Home Clean Heroes is here to provide you with some tips to keep germs away, so that your home can stay cleaner to help you stay healthier.
Tip #1: Sanitize High Touch Surface Areas
While countertops are a basic surface that comes to mind when maintaining a clean home, there are areas we’re touching on a daily basis that probably get skipped in your cleaning routine. Here are a few areas you’ll want to wipe down with cleaning solution on a regular basis, and even more frequently as we head into cold and flu season.
- Light switches
- Fridge and microwave handles
- Remote controls
- Cell phones
Tip #2: Keep Your Home Well Ventilated with Fresh Air
Keeping the air flow up, as well as making sure air is staying fresh are key to keeping the air as clean as possible and decreasing the chance of spreading germs. Here are a few ways to keep the air flow fresh and steady:
- Reduce dusty by vacuuming and dusting surfaces regularly
- Run a dehumidifier and air purifier to decrease humidity and air pollution
- Vacuum and steam clean upholstered furniture frequently
- Turn on fans to keep air moving
- Change air filters regularly (every 90 days is recommended)
Tip #3: Clean Often
One of the best ways to keep your home clean is to do general cleaning maintenance in your home on a regular basis. Here are a few of the basic steps you should be covering in your cleaning routine.
- Wash bedding in hot water
- Clean the toilets (some of the most germ-infested spots), and leave the lid down to prevent water from splashing onto other surfaces
- Put your toothbrush away in a separate container
- Disinfect or change out your sponges frequently
Tip #4: Practice Basic Hygiene
While you probably already know this, it doesn’t hurt to share that washing your hands with soap often is a great way to stay clean and healthy, both at home and in public. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds, or keep track by singing Happy Birthday two times. Carry hand sanitizer with you so that you can disinfect hands before eating, or after handling frequently touched items such as the gas pump. Make an effort to avoid touching your face too as your hands are a direct vessel to carry germs.
Tip #5: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Maintaining a clean home is key to keeping germs at bay. The transition into school and fall activities coinciding with that seasonal change isn’t easy though. How are you supposed to clean more frequently with less hours available in a day? Don’t sweat it, call your local Home Clean Heroes to tackle the cleaning so that you can focus on the things that matter most. Call Home Clean Heroes at 844-439-4376 to schedule your recurring cleans and keep your home healthier.