The Importance of a Clean Home

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There is no denying the fact that, when you have children, mud is unanimous with playtime. The same can be said for sand and water, and pets too, which all find their way into your home at some point or another. While these elements are an important part of a child’s playtime, they also pose a risk when it comes to germs and bacteria that have the potential to cause illness. 

When it comes to germ protection, a clean and sanitary home should be at the top of the priority list – not only will a clean home ensure infection prevention, but it will also serve as a safe zone in the event that one of your loved ones is ill. While regular home cleaning may seem like a tedious and tiresome task, it is important to remember that, when it comes to the health and wellbeing of your family, a clean home is a key factor if you want to ensure germ protection

Not only does a clean home get rid of germs but it also has a number other benefits, including the fact that regular cleaning improves the quality of air within your home, it helps to improve mental clarity and relieve stress and anxiety, it reduces the likelihood of allergies and irritation, and it leaves your home looking good.  If you’re looking for a few more reasons to ensure a clean home, take a look at the following tips from Domestos: 

1. Clean Linen Limits Transfer of Bacteria

While your linen might be the last thing on your mind, it is important to take note of the fact that clean, fresh linen limits the transfer of bacteria. Did you know that a regularly cleaned pillow case assists in fighting acne? This is because of the fact that, when we wash our linen, we remove the build-up of oil and sweat that accumulates while we sleep. The same can be said about bed sheets, duvet covers, bath towels, bathroom mats, cushion covers and blankets. As time passes, our linen holds onto a number of different germs, and it is important to regularly clean it to avoid further contamination. 

2. Sanitary Surfaces Reduce Germ Transmission

When embarking on a day of home cleaning, it is important to remember that clean surfaces reduce the chances of germ transmission. If you think about the items that sit on the surfaces of our homes – from handbags and cell phones to dirty dishes and laundry, a regular wipe-down with a multi-purpose bleach is imperative. Be sure to wipe down your kitchen counter, bathroom basin, dressing tables, coffee and dinner tables, and desks at least once a day to get rid of any lingering germs that may have found their way onto the surface. 

3. A Clean Bathroom Reduces the Risk of Illness

Did you know that a clean, sanitised bathroom reduces the risk of diarrhoea and gastrointestinal illness? It is important to regularly clean your bathroom with thick bleach that eliminates any harmful germs and bacteria that pose a threat to the health and wellbeing of your family. When cleaning your bathroom, focus on the toilet, bath and shower and be sure to use a brush and sponges, respectively, as these will help to remove any build-up. When you’ve finished scrubbing, be sure to rinse the surface well, and wash the sponges/cloths/brush to prevent any contamination. 

4. A Clean Kitchen Reduces the Risk of Illness 

Salmonella and Hepatitis A are just two examples of the types of harmful illness that you can contract from a dirty kitchen. Keep in mind the fact that, although your kitchen may look spotless, germs and harmful bacteria hide in plain sight, and you will need to focus your cleaning efforts on areas where food residue and bacteria build up is commonplace i.e. at the point where the stove top is sealed to the counter. It is also important to keep in mind the fact that bacteria and germs multiply in warm, moist spaces which can be found in both the bathroom and kitchen. 

Not only will these tips ensure a clean home but they will also ensure the health of your family. For more helpful cleaning tips from Domestos, click here.