Bacteria can be found everywhere and therefore it is important to keep your family safe from germs that can contaminate your home and cause nasty infections. Keeping your home germ free will protect your loved ones, minimize the risk of infections, and ensure that your family stays healthy. This does not mean that you have to live in a sterile environment. However, good home cleaning is essential for preventing the spread of bacteria that do not only cause unpleasant smells, but also illnesses.
Germs can survive for long periods of time, up to 48 hours, on surfaces around your home. That is why it is so important to keep household surfaces, door handles and floors, and objects that we often come into contact with free of germs by disinfecting them on a regular basis.
Bathrooms and kitchens are the two areas within your home where germs can spread the fastest, and where extra caution must be taken in terms of sanitation and germ protection.
It is important that you clean surfaces and door handles daily by using a disinfectant. Make sure that your sink is always spotless and germ free as bacteria can easily transfer onto your food, dishes, tea towels and kitchen cloths. Don’t just rinse the sink, sanitize it properly by using bleach or a disinfectant. Wash your hands before preparing meals with a good sanitizer to prevent germs from spreading, and wash food, especially vegetables and meat, before you start preparing a meal. Soak your kitchen sponges, tea towels and dishcloths in bleach to kill germs, and change them regularly. Never leave dirty dishes standing for too long, and wipe surfaces clean directly after accidental spills, before food preparation and directly after meals. Clean out the kitchen dustbin daily and