4 tips for easier and more efficient cleaning of the home
It is always a good idea to follow the house and room cleaning guides. Such advice will save time, nerves and money.
- Cleanliness of laundry – dirty laundry is generally an ideal base for the development of micro-organisms. People often leave wet clothes (from water and sweat) too long in laundry baskets. This generates a spread of E. Coli and Salmonella bacteria (which can stay in dirty kitchen towels for weeks) but also more dangerous pathogens (for example Staphylococcus aureus). This pathogen is a cause of staphylococcal infections and can survive on surfaces for several months. Wash your laundry at the highest temperatures in the washing machine to destroy viruses and bacteria in the towels. The option to boil the laundry in most washing machines is set to about 60 ° C. Wash cotton underwear at as high as 90 ° C if you have a patient at home. You can program the washing machine for a longer wash cycle to destroy 99% of the bacteria from the dirty laundry. Research says that microbes can stay in the drum of a washing machine. It is advisable to include a weekly program on a shorter program (but without laundry) with the addition of varicose veins and water. In one wash cycle, rinse the drum with water only to avoid bleaching dark clothes while washing clothes.
- Cleanliness in the bathroom – most bacteria accumulate around the toilet bowl due to the effect of spraying drops of water filled with bacteria (every time the water is withdrawn from the water kettle). It is safest to lower the lid on the toilet bowl each time you draw water. It is desirable to wipe the board on the toilet bowl and the lid of the toilet bowl with disinfectant daily. The inside of the toilet bowl is not risky if the lid of the toilet bowl is lowered. The inside of the toilet bowl can be wiped / scrubbed once a week. The handle on the bathroom door should be wiped with a disinfectant daily. The faucet above the sink should be wiped with a disinfectant daily. It is enough to clean the sink once or twice a week. Due to frequent touching and according to the same principle, the faucet above the shower or bathtub should be cleaned daily. The shower and bathtub should be wiped once a week even if used daily. Traces of pink color that sometimes appear on the inner walls of the bathtub or shower cabin are a consequence of the appearance of methylbacteria. Some layers contain carotenoids which are the same molecules that give the flamingos their familiar pink color. These bacteria are generally harmless although the appearance of these bacteria can be irritating. Towels should be changed every 3-4 days. Wet towels are an ideal base for the development and growth of microbes. Research says that E. Coli and other fecal bacteria can be retained in towels. Towels are also used to wipe the face, so it is even more desirable to change dirty towels frequently for clean towels.
- Cleanliness in the kitchen – all surfaces and objects that are used daily for food preparation should be washed daily with dish detergent and water. A universal disinfectant may also be used. Fridge doors, stove oven, microwave oven should be washed often. Clean all kitchen surfaces and the sink once a week with disinfectant. Kitchen towels should be washed regularly. Exposure to microbes at the earliest age can train a child’s immune system and prevent violent reactions in later life when in contact with pathogens from the immediate environment. Having a dog for a pet is one of the best ways to increase the diversity of microbes in the home and to strengthen the immunity – say scientific studies and evidence.
- Steam cleaning – steam cleaner is an ideal solution for all people who want to avoid the use of chemical cleaners at home. The steam cleaner completely destroys most types of microorganisms from surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom (work surfaces, kitchen tables, sink, door handles, etc.). Direct the steam jet at the desired surface. Then wipe the surface with a clean microfiber cloth.
Books: The Germ Files by Jason Tetro,
The Great Indoors by Emily Anthes (a scientific guide to maintaining the indoor environment of the home)