MaidPro chief cleaning officer Melissa Homer shares some of the ways homeowners can prioritize efficient cleaning to avoid the spread of germs.
As concern continues to spread around a rise in COVID-19 cases and cold winter months bringing with them an increase in seasonal viruses, it is more important than ever to ensure our homes are as clean and germ-free as possible. Luckily, there are simple steps that individuals can take in their homes to help protect themselves and their families through regular cleaning measures and services.
Our resident cleaning expert and chief cleaning officer Melissa Homer offers some helpful cleaning tips and insight to help everyone fight the spread of germs.
Keep Germs From Entering At the Start
Whenever possible, prioritize a germ-free home re-entry, which means washing your hands as soon as you come home. Families can also create a sanitization station — an attractive space near the front door for hand sanitizer, face masks and disinfectant wipes that can be used by guests.
Another way to keep germs out of the home: quarantine your dirtiest items. Keep shoes, school bags, purses or similar items in a designated spot near the entrance and away from other items. As an added perk, Homer recommends embracing evening wear and comfort whenever possible by changing into a fresh set of clothes or pajamas as soon as you get home for the day. That way, contaminated clothes don’t continue to spread germs throughout the home.
Prioritize High-Touch Surfaces
When it comes to actually cleaning the home, hit the high-touch surfaces first and most frequently. That applies to commonly used items like door knobs, drawer handles, faucet handles, remote controls, kitchen counters and more. These surfaces should be disinfected as much as possible to ensure that germs aren’t spreading by multiple family members and across other items throughout the home.
An easy way to encourage frequent cleaning: place disinfecting wipes in convenient locations throughout the home. This way, everyone can do their part to clean high-touch items and wipe down surfaces whenever possible.
Buy the Right Products
When safety is top priority, it’s important to buy cleaning products that actually kill harmful germs. An easy way to avoid doing double the work is to invest in all-purpose cleaners that disinfect. This is also why hiring cleaning professionals like MaidPro can save time and stress. Our cleaners enter your home safely and are prepared with high-quality products to thoroughly clean and disinfect as quickly as possible.
Color Code Cleaning Products to Avoid Cross-Contamination
Color-coding offers an easy way to differentiate which cleaning items are used for which surfaces and rooms. Designate different color rags and sponges for different rooms to ensure that you aren’t spreading bathroom germs on kitchen counters. This also offers a fun way to get children involved with small cleaning tasks by incorporating their favorite colors.
Get Help from Professional Cleaning Services
One of the best ways to keep your home clean and protected against germs is to call in help from professional cleaners, like MaidPro. The health and safety of our customers is top priority and we are taking extensive measures to ensure that we are providing the best clean possible while maintaining high safety standards.
All of our supplies are disinfected and freshly laundered before each clean and our MaidPro staff is screened daily to check for any symptoms of illness. Our MaidPro cleaning staff sanitizes before entering your home, stays at least six feet away from anyone in the home throughout the entire service, uses hospital-grade cleaning products on high-touch surfaces and follows a specific cleaning route to ensure that they are cleaning and disinfecting from top to bottom, ending at the front door. All measures are put in place to ensure that you can feel safe throughout the entire service.
Overall, residential cleaning is a powerful tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the flu and other viruses. With these tips, individuals can feel safer and more secure in their living spaces, knowing that they are taking the necessary precautions to help protect themselves and their families against harmful bacteria and germs.