Tips for cleaning surfaces in your house

Disinfect the Common Surfaces

The Common surfaces are high-touched surfaces that contain most germs and viruses. You may not realize it, but some germs can live for months in your home. So regular cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces in your home is a necessary precaution to lower the risk of infection.

High-touch surfaces to clean and disinfect

Every home is different, but the high-touch surfaces include: Door handles, cupboard, drawer knobs, pulls, tables, chairs, kitchen and bathroom surfaces, handrails on stairways, taps, toilets, light switches, mobile phones, computers, tablets, keyboards, remote controls, game controllers, and favorite toys.

How to disinfect high touch surfaces

Cleaning tools and aids should be clean and germ-free, or using them just spreads germs around your home. If your mop has a moldy smell before you start to clean with it, you are not going to be cleaning, but instead spreading germs around.

All reusable cloths should be clean and disinfected after each use. Cloth cleaners should not be used for multiple jobs. If you wipe kitchen surfaces using a disinfectant and a cloth, you should not use that cloth again until it has been properly laundered. This is to avoid any chance of cross-contamination.

Before disinfecting or sanitizing to surface must first be cleaned. Neither a disinfectant nor sanitizer can not breakthrough soils and residues put on a surface. Wipe down surfaces using soap and water or a mild commercial cleanser. Be sure to rinse and wipe clean where applicable. But this is just step one.

After you have done your regular cleaning, it’s time to disinfect. The Disinfecting begins by using an EPA-approved cleaning product or solution. Follow cleaning product instructions for safe and effective use, including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation.

Check to be sure that the disinfectant you are using is safe for the surfaces you need to disinfect. Make sure not to wipe cleaning solutions off as soon as you’ve applied them to a surface. Many disinfectant products, such as wipes and sprays, need to stay wet on a surface for several minutes to be effective.

Why should you disinfect?

We realize reducing germs and bacteria in your home takes on particular importance during this unprecedented time. Cleaning is one of the most effective ways to lower the risk of illness by removing contaminants from high-touch surfaces in your place.

High-touch surfaces should be cleaned at least once a day, and sometimes, if the surfaces are used and touched by people who may be at a higher risk of infection, such as the elderly or people with compromised immune systems, then your cleaning regime may need to be more frequent or more stringent.

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