Sometimes we do some steps more or less correct in our cleaning process. If you want to have a clean, airy and free of germs and microbes home is necessary to avoid making certain mistakes. Here are the most common.
Haste makes waste … always! When you start cleaning, make sure you haven’t scheduled anything for the next 3-4 hours or more, depending on the size of the house. Thus, you’ll have time to clean all the hidden corners, to remove the dust, to vacuum, to clean the windows and to disinfect all surfaces where germs are living.
You forget about the most dirty areas
When you think about the bacteria, the first thing that comes to your mind is the toilet bowl cover. Unfortunately, there are other places in your home that contain more bacteria than the toilet bowl: the door handles, switches, keyboard, mouse, phone, chopper, valves etc. Necessarily disinfect those objects when you clean.
You don’t clean the air filters
The air conditioning filters should be cleaned periodically. Once every two months you should remove filters and protective nets and put them under a strong stream of water and detergent.
When these filters are too worn-out, replace them with new ones.
You don’t vent the bathroom
Bathroom moisture is guilty of mildew, a fungus responsible for a series of health problems. If you vent the bathroom regularly, mold will never be a problem.
You use too many textiles
Fluffy bedding, carpets and curtains act as a magnet for dust. Try to avoid having too much textiles with a dense texture and opt for a more practical ones: cotton linens and flooring tiles. They are easy to maintain and they don’t absorb dust.
You wash the windows on sunny days
Sun heat will hasten detergent drying on the glass, which means that your windows will have a series of stains. It is best to wait for the sun to go down or to start cleaning them early in the morning.
You’re using lemon and vinegar for anything
It is true that lemon juice and vinegar are two extremely useful ingredients in cleaning household objects, especially because they refresh and disinfect. However, these two acidic substances can damage surfaces such as marble, limestone or onyx. Use these two ingredients only on glass, plastic, stainless steel, cast iron or ceramic surfaces.
You believe that any detergent is a disinfectant
Often, products whose packaging says that it is a disinfectant too, fail to destroy bacteria and germs existing in your home. Choose a product specifically for this purpose. The best option is simply chlorine.