Our homes are considered as a safe haven for relaxing and recuperating from our busy day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, we also bring home all kinds of germs when we come in contact with the outside world through our dirty hands, shoes, clothing, and even phones. Your home may look clean but it can still harbor various contaminants like germs, viruses, bacteria, etc that could affect you and your loved one’s health.
Cleaning is not the same as disinfecting. The former refers to removing germs but not thoroughly killing them while the latter means you’re disinfecting or killing them. This difference is crucial because you may think you’re cleaning surfaces effectively but what you’re missing out on is disinfection that means leaving germs and bacteria to grow and affect your home atmosphere. To make sure your home is super-clean, we provide a detailed list of how you can disinfect every room of your house.
1. How to disinfect your washroom?
This is said to be the room that most people don’t like so make sure to put it first on your list. Many homes have more than one bathroom. If you’re the one with two, then make sure to do the bigger one first. We all know that if there’s one room that requires extra effort while cleaning, then it’s the bathroom. Below are some tips on how you can disinfect your most dreaded room effectively:-
- Use soap water to clean all surface floors of the bathroom. Pay extra attention to the toilet surfaces, faucet, bathtub and doorknobs as these are contact points for viruses to thrive. Leave it for drying.
- Make a bleach and water solution as a disinfectant and spray surfaces. Let it air-dry.
- For the toilet, pour the disinfectant keeping the bleach concentration higher and scrub it with a toilet brush.
- Disinfect the bathroom floors with the same disinfectant and leave for air-drying.
2. How to disinfect your kitchen?
Since you spend a significant amount of time here, it’s important to clean this room and keep it under control. After disinfecting the bathroom, your next step is to tackle the kitchen. As long as you perform the cleaning step-by-step, you will not face a time-consuming mess. Cleaning the kitchen may not be a fun activity but doing it regularly will make it bearable.
- First, wipe the kitchen counters and the stovetop using detergent and water with a wiping cloth. Then use another new paper cloth to rinse away the detergent and leave for drying.
- Mix bleach and water in a spray bottle and spray on surfaces leaving it to air-dry for 15-20 minutes.
- Wash chopping boards and other items with soap and hot water followed by bleach mixture. Alternatively, you can use a dishwasher and clean them in hot water.
- Use a paper towel, dishwashing liquid and a small quantity of water to clean your refrigerator.
- Use the bleach mixture for scrubbing kitchen floors to remove all harmful germs. Leave it for air-drying.
3. How to disinfect your bedroom?
The bedroom is usually the easiest room to keep under control. At least, that’s true about adults’ bedrooms; kids’ bedrooms are a whole other story.
- Make a mixture by taking a bowl of warm water, add 4-5 drops of dishwashing liquid and create disinfecting liquid. Start disinfecting your floors with a clean sponge dampened in this solution. Leave it for air-drying. Seek professional help if your walls are water-proof.
- Alternatively, you can use a solution of vinegar and baking soda mixed in a bowl of warm water too. Take a clean rag, soak it in this solution and scrub your bedroom walls clean.
- Then use a damp cloth to dust all the surfaces around your bedroom. If you are having wood tables, dressers and other furniture, then you can also use wood cleaner.
4. How to disinfect your living room?
The main thing to worry about when cleaning the family room is the clutter that gets piled up. Members of the family tend to congregate here, and along with that their things also lie around here and there. Unlike the kitchen and the bathroom, here you don’t need a lot of scrubbing work to do.
- Use a diluted bleach solution for cleaning the surface. You can also get it from the market.
- Alternatively, you can use an alcohol solution for disinfecting the floors. Make sure the concentration is 70 percent if you are using it for surfaces.
- For high-touch surfaces like switchboards, chairs, tables and doorknobs, use the same solution to clean thoroughly with a wiping cloth. Remember not to use water directly onto switches. Leave the touch-points to dry for 30 minutes.
Follow this step-by-step guide to make the most of your time and clean your house fast. You’ll be amazed by how much you can accomplish with just a few spare hours per week. If you still find it a huge task, then you always rely on Aishwaryam Facility Management Services as we offer 100% thorough disinfection making every corner of your home shine like new. Affordable, customized and hassle-free service! Give us a call right away @ +91 99419 95555 and we will soon knock at your doorstep.