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Clean All Viruses: A Complete Guide on How to Keep Your Home Virus-Free

It shouldn’t take a global pandemic for people to realize the importance of keeping their homes clean.

However, in times like this, it reprioritizes the impact that a clean living environment can have on you and your entire family.

Perhaps you’re worried that there’s more you could be doing to kill viruses in your house. Maybe you haven’t cleaned it well enough in the past and are looking for tips to start curbing that habit.

Whatever the case might be, here are several tips to ensure you clean all viruses and keep your home as illness-free as possible. Consider all of these methods as you reapply your cleaning efforts.

1. Enforce the 20-Second Rule

If you were to ask most modern-day Americans how long they should aim to wash their hands, they might not be able to tell you.

Studies have shown that over 40-percent of Americans choose not to wash their hands almost every time they go to the bathroom.

One of the best things for your family is to inform your spouse and your children as much as possible about the dangers of not doing so. Also, install a 20-second rule in your house and make sure everyone is washing and lathering for the full length of it. That’s the amount of time that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing to kill most (if not all) the germs on your hands.

2. Find a Local Home Cleaning Service

All of the steps on this list are going to help you rid your home of viruses. However, with the current situation in the world, you might be hard-pressed to find certain resources that you need, such as disinfecting wipes.

For that reason, it’s well worth your investment to find a trustworthy home cleaning service that you can rely on. 

Be sure to write down a list of several different home cleaning companies in your area and interview each one that you like. The goal is to zero-in on a service that focuses on the details of each portion of their job.

Investing in a home cleaning service will give you access to all the resources you might not be able to find for yourself right now.

3. Allow Disinfectant to Do Its Job

It’s not easy to wipe down a surface with a wet substance and let it sit. The perfectionist inside of you might cringe at the sight.

However, your disinfectant solution needs between 10 to 12 minutes before it can kill all the germs that are on your table, island, sink, toilet, bathtub, etc. So if you dry it off before those 10 minutes are up, the surface won’t be entirely virus-free.

Also, before you apply the disinfectant, be sure to remove any visible dirt or dust that you spot. Removing the dirt before applying the disinfectant allows it to do its job more effectively.

Lastly, disinfectant wipes should be used more as a frequent touch-up tool, rather than your main source of disinfectant. For example, use the wipes to quickly wipe down areas of your house that are touched far more often such as door handles, toilet seats, chairs, or knobs. Use the disinfectant liquid for your floors, tables, etc.

4. Wash Dirty Laundry Effectively

There are many guidelines that you should be following when cleaning your dirty laundry to protect yourself and clean efficiently.

First and foremost, make sure to wear gloves while you handle the dirty laundry and place it in the washer. If you don’t have gloves, no worries, just make sure to wash your hands (for 20 seconds) immediately afterward.

Secondly, use the hottest possible settings on your washer and dry respectively. The hot temperature will kill more germs, thus ridding it of possible viruses. 

Lastly, make sure to effectively clean the surface of whatever you use to store your dirty laundry. If it’s a cloth bag, then you can simply wash it with the last load of dirty laundry. 

If it’s a basket of some kind, then be sure to disinfect the surface before placing it back in its normal location in your home.

5. Use Microfiber Cloth

If you don’t already have a microfiber cloth, then you’ll want to invest in one! As the name would imply, these cloths are composed of a finer fiber that allows them to pick up all the dust, dirt, and germs on a surface.

Lucky for the consumer (you), more and more companies are embedding microfiber technology into their cleaning products.

That means that if you’ve purchased a mop or gym towel recently, then it might have microfiber in it.

These cloths are especially helpful for wiping down what the CDC considers to be high-touch surfaces. 

You only need to apply a bit of soap and water to the microfiber rag, then wipe down your desired surface. These are especially helpful to use on electronic surfaces, such as your smartphone or laptop, without harming their display.

Microfiber cloths usually cost around $15 to $20 for a high-quality towel, and will quickly become your go-to cleaning towel.

Clean All Viruses With These Helpful Tips!

Now that you’ve seen several tips and tricks to clean all viruses in your house, it’s time to get to work!

Be sure to read this article about house cleaning vs deep cleaning. There you’ll learn more information on the advantages you’re missing out on without hiring a cleaning service.

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