Most of us have become pretty diligent at cleaning those high contact areas including door handles, computers and kitchen counters.
However, even if you’re regularly putting on those marigolds and working hard to keep your home free from those nasty illness-causing bacteria and viruses, there are still nasty germ hoarders that you may be missing!
- Exercise Equipment
Since lockdown more people have taken to home exercise, using equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands and yoga mats. While exercise is great for your physical and mental health the equipment itself often harbours lots of germs.
Like you would in your local gym make sure to spritz all your equipment after each use with some antibacterial spray and wipe it down.
- Vacuum Cleaner
Our vacuum cleaners are doing the job of sucking up all the dirt in our homes, it makes sense that we would need to clean these too, but often it’s overlooked. If the brushes on your vacuum are not cleaned regularly, they are likely to transfer dirt and germs from one surface to another, not the desired effect when vacuuming!
Empty the bag at least once a month, or more often if you own pets, and wash filters every couple of months with clean, warm water.
- Light Switches
We’ve gotten into the swing of cleaning all of our high contact areas, but have you ever stopped to think about light switches? All members of our household will be touching these multiple times a day, which means you will need to clean these each week, at least, with disinfectant. Ensuring you don’t get any liquid behind the switch.