In the wake of CoronaVirus (COVID-19), the question is; ” Is there ever a better time to consider a deep clean of your home?” April is the typical time of the year when most people give their homes a deep clean but I hope you can agree with us that it is a matter of urgency to deep clean your home earlier and more frequent this year.
SO, ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR DEEP CLEAN?
Green Heart Clean have been cleaning for a long time and we know many people and organisations that are looking to keep their homes and workplaces away from the virus, as much as they can control. The matter of control is in Everyone’s hands as we all have a role to play in preventing the spread of the virus, whether it is coronavirus, flu etc.
Some people are going to be worried for their life or their health because they have to self isolate or they have been told to stay at home for a period of time as an infection control preventive measure. we will like to uplift your spirit that you should not be worried, just act and be informed about what you need to do should you notice any signs of the symptoms.All advice on this site must be taken as secondary to the NHS England official advice, which you can find here.
In short, a very important thing to bear in mind is to stop the spread of the infection from one place to the other. So what steps do you need to take at home and in public? essentially, we think the best way to prevent the spread of infection from yourself to others or the other way round is to be mindful of others. Where ever you are, at home or outside, think of how you use your space and the effect on others. Here are some tips:
wash your hands – you may have heard a lot by now on how you need to wash your hands with soap and water for the same time as it takes to sing “Happy birthday song” X 2. This is very important for you as you wash away and potential infection. It is also important for others as you are less likely to spread any germs or virus through your hand when you touch the door handle, tap or telephone etc. We also need to wash our hands
House Deep Clean ( remove all dust) – dust is carriers of germs and bacteria, by starting from high level all the way to corners, along the floorboards (skirting boards) and furniture.
House Deep Clean (Sanitise surfaces) – ones you are done with the vacuuming, don’t sit back just yet. the next process is to sanitise all areas such as door, dining table, handrails, coffee tables etc. If you can identify an object or an area that is used frequently such area will probably need a clean. We recommend that you look for a non-toxic product such as the Bio D all-purpose sanitiser that will give you a thorough clean without leaving behind harsh chemicals. Remember, a good cleaning product does not have to be harsh. Make sure you wipe all surfaces thoroughly and maintain the cleanliness afterwards. Frequent cleaning reduces the need for major deep cleans
House Deep Clean (vacuum) – after cleaning, make sure to vacuum or sweep all the floor and carpets areas to remove all hidden dust in the carpet. it is better to vacuum where possible as the suction force does help to remove way more dust particles and any brush can.
House Deep Clean (mop) – to finish off your general house clean, mop all hard flooring with floor cleaner to remove any stickiness or food/ drink stains. bare in mind that mopping your floor should be frequent especially if you have young one about. We recommend that you form a habit of frequently cleaning your home as often as possible. We also recommend the Iron and Velvet floor cleaner for this task.
Adjust your public behaviour – Make sure you use hand sanitisers where soap and water are not available. Also make sure that you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Bin your tissue straight away and avoid close contact with others as much as possible. We recommend you have a pack of tissue with you when out and about. You can even have small pocket-size tissue packs that don’t take much space.
- Toilet – Toilet deep cleaning guide for your toilet
- Kitchen – Kitchen deep cleaning guide
- For your workplace – Professional office cleaning guide
Extra cleaning tip – Here is an extra tip you will find very useful when cleaning your house; we cannot stress enough the importance of a cleaning brush when cleaning (almost any part of the house). A brush helps to loosen dirt more than we usually imagine. We have demonstrated a quick way to clean your kitchen cabinets with a brush, sponge, and a microfibre cloth and of course with any “cleaner and degreaser”. You must use a cleaner and degreaser if you are cleaning your kitchen, otherwise, you will expend more energy than needed.
We hope you learn something. Below is a short video where we put a cleaning brush to good use.
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