With all of us affected by the Covid-19 crisis, many homeowners are thinking more about how clean their home is. Hygienic practices have become an essential part of everyone’s day to day routines, whether it’s the way we wash our hands or how we kill germs and bacteria that enter our property. With all the family sharing spaces more than ever before, it’s vital to consider the cleanliness of the home.
Here are just a few reasons why keeping your house clean is important.
Stop the Spread of Germs
There are many ways germs can enter your home, from dirt attached to your shoes or clothes to spreading them through touch. This is bad for everyone’s health because germs can actively suppress the immune system, making it easier for us to get sick.
Take a look at the household disinfectants you buy. Are they suitable for the type of surface or flooring? Do they provide antibacterial benefits? If you’re unsure about which products to get, take a look at our helpful cleaning advice.
You should also remember to regularly change or wash any cloths, mop heads and sponges so that you’re not spreading around the grime clinging to their surfaces. Dry anything you clean thoroughly because germs can multiply in damp conditions.
These practices can also help to stop the pass of an infection within a household, so always consider which surfaces are touched frequently, including kitchen worktops, door handles and handrails.
Another good reason to keep your house clean is to stop allergens triggering symptoms for those of us sensitive to things like pollen or pet hair. This is especially true in the spring and summer when hay fever is on the rise, causing all sorts of issues for sufferers.
By having a regular cleaning schedule, you can remove many allergens from the home, whether they’ve been transferred through open windows or via hair and clothing. Remember – dust and allergens can cling to anything, including carpets, curtains, upholstery, blinds and bed linen, which could start to affect the air quality in the home.
Create a Clean Environment to Live & Work In
With so many of us working from home, the importance of a clean environment has never been clearer. Those jobs you haven’t had time for or the dirty sink you can’t ignore can start to affect how comfortable you feel, especially if your kitchen table has become a makeshift office.
A clean house can help you feel more productive and at ease in each space. Just because you don’t have the worry of visitors looming, it doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to fresh feeling work and living areas. They don’t say ‘clean home, clear mind’ for nothing!
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At Efficient Cleaning London, we’ve implemented the new government guidelines into all our practices, doing everything we can to reduce the risks associated with spreading Covid-19.