Since the pandemic, we have all become very much aware of how quickly illness can spread around your home. Cold and flu viruses are notorious for this. It’s true that we all get sick sometimes (it helps to strengthen and build our immune system), but there are some things that can be done to help limit its spread. There’s no guarantee that house cleaning will prevent every illness, but it can help to limit the effects of germs.
Don’t forget the basics
Before you employ a professional cleaning service for your home, it’s important to remember the basic things you can do to keep you and your family free from illness. For example:
- Washing hands regularly
- Avoid touching faces
- Staying home when you’re ill
- Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces with a disinfectant
These basic things can help but are limited. Other things you can do include:
Remove your shoes at the door
If you don’t do this already, why not? Think about where you walk in your shoes and the germs the soles could be picking up. Walking through your house with outdoor shoes on will certainly introduce bugs into your home. So, why not leave a pair of slippers by the door to change into? Remember not to wear them outside though, otherwise, your hard work will be undone.
Disinfect high-touch areas
Think about the surfaces you touch the most on a daily basis. The list is likely to include doorknobs, light switches, phones, and computer keyboards and these can become good harbourers of germs. Try to use good quality disinfectants regularly to help limit the spread of germs throughout your home.
Hire a house cleaning professional
The key to limiting the spread of germs in your home is to clean it regularly. However, we understand that the pressures of everyday life can mean you might not keep on top of the cleaning regime as regularly as you may like. This can lead to germs entering your home and increasing the risk of illness.
By hiring a house cleaner, you can ensure that your home is regularly cleaned to a professional standard. High-touch surfaces will be regularly disinfected, dirt will be hoovered up, and you’ll just need to do little top-ups in between their visits, which will save you both time and energy.
They will also know which surfaces should be cleaned and the correct materials to use on them, so you’ll have peace of mind that they will not be damaged and will be clean. Although there is no guarantee that no one in your home will catch a cold or flu, regularly cleaning your home can help to reduce the risk of spread.
If you would like to find a professional cleaning service in your area, use our online directory to find the right person for the job.