Cleaning tips to sanitize your home

Sanitizing and cleaning your home and living areas has always been of utmost importance but now more so than ever, with the ongoing global pandemic. Keeping your house, indoor spaces and frequently touched objects & surfaces free of germs and bacteria can help prevent the spread of Corona Virus along with keeping your family safe and sound from other harmful illnesses and diseases.

Here are some easy to follow tips to clean and sanitize your home effectively and efficiently.

  • Empty bathroom waste baskets at least twice a week to avoid attracting flies and bugs.
  • Clean and disinfect countertops using a trusted disinfectant that is proven to kill germs and bacteria. We recommend the Safeguard Surface Disinfectant, an alcohol based surface cleaner that is proven to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria.
  • Pay special attention to the kitchen sink and get your hands dirty by scrubbing it clean! The kitchen sink tends to get used multiple times a day making it the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
  • Regularly wipe kitchen surfaces such as counter tops, tables, stoves, microwave buttons etc.
  • Wash your toothbrush holders and wipe with a disinfectant.
  • Kill germs and bacteria on your bathroom towels and bed linens by washing it in hot water.
  • If your house has carpets or rugs, be sure to vacuum or dust it thoroughly as carpets tend to collect a lot of dust and germs over time.
  • Dust and germs can collect in almost all places. Pay attention to objects such as your computer keyboard, telephones, faucets, toilet flush handles, fridge handles, door knobs, and light switches etc. Sanitizing and disinfecting frequently touching objects is a great way to prevent the spread of bacteria.
  • Avoid shaking dirty laundry to minimize the spread of germs through the air.
  • Wash your hands and use a hand sanitizer such as the Safeguard Instant Hand Sanitizer with soothing Aloe and Vitamin-E that kills 99.99% of germs, immediately after handling dirty laundry, wiping kitchen counters, mopping bathroom floors etc.
  • Sponges and wash clothes carry millions of germs and pathogens, so be sure to clean and disinfect these using hot water after each use.
  • Keep all your cleaning products in a basket or box so that it’s easy to carry it from room to room.
  • Always wear disposable gloves when handling cleaning products and disinfectants.
  • Wear a mask such as the Safeguard 3 ply mask when cleaning spaces with dust and fibres to protect yourself from germs and bacteria.
  • Make sure there is proper ventilation before you start disinfecting a room with bleach.
  • Get rid of harmful dust mites that cause asthma, allergic reactions and respiratory problems by using zippered plastic mattresses and covers on your beds.
  • After showering, wipe down the bathtub and shower curtain with a towel. If your shower curtains are vinyl or plastic, you can throw it in the washing machine with a little bit of detergent.
  • Ensure to immediately throw away used toilet paper into a waste basket. Do not leave it lying around your bathroom.
  • If you are looking to repaint your house, choose a paint that is low in VOC. Volatile Organic Compounds also known as VOC, is a house source of indoor pollution and causes many health issues.
  • Wash your dishes, utensils and cups with hot water whenever possible.
  • Use a toilet bowl cleaner to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and germs.
  • Kill germs and get rid of built up dirt by soaking your wine glasses, water cups etc. in white vinegar for about five minutes. Then rinse by hand and wipe dry.
  • Invest in an air purifier or humidifier to clean and circulate air in your bedrooms and living room.
  • Empty your kitchen trash cans and garbage bins on a daily basis.

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