In the wake of Corona Virus (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 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 corona virus or the common flu.
Some people are going to be worried for their life and their health resulting in many having to self isolate or have been told to stay at home for a period of time as an infection control preventive measure. We would like to uplift your spirit and tell you that you should not be worried, as long as we act on the information that is being informed keeping distance with other, cleaning often and take action when you have 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. In order to stop the spread of cross contamination, what steps do you need to take at home and in public? essentially, we believe that the best way to prevent the spread of infection from yourself and others 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, an example of this would be to wash your hands as long as it takes you to sing the “Happy birthday song” X2. This is very important for you as you wash away potential infection. It is also important for others as you are more likely to spread any germs and viruses through your hands when touching the door handle, tap or telephone etc. We must wash our hands to stay safe.
House Deep Clean (Remove all dust) – Dust is a carrier of germs and bacteria. It is best to start from a high level within the corners and the cover other areas such as furniture, skirting boards and the floor, remembering to clean from top to bottom.
House Deep Clean (Sanitise surfaces) – Once you are done with the vacuuming, don’t sit back just yet; The next process is to sanitise all areas such as doors, dining tables, handrails, coffee tables etc. If you can identify an object or an area that is used frequently, that area will need cleaning. We recommend that you look for a non-toxic product such as the Bio D all-purpose sanitiser, this sanitiser will give you a thorough clean without leaving behind harsh chemicals. Remember, a good cleaning product does not have to be toxic or 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 any hidden dust within the carpet. It is better to vacuum where possible as the suction force does help to remove way more dust particles than any brush can.
House Deep Clean (Mop) – To finish off your general house clean, you can, mop all hard flooring with floor cleaner removing any stickiness or food/ drink stains; bare in mind that mopping your floor should occur frequently, especially if you have a young one around. We recommend that you form a habit of frequently cleaning your home as often as possible, we highly recommend the Iron and Velvet floor cleaner for this task.
Adjust your Public Behaviour – Make sure you have hand sanitiser where soap and water is not available. Also make sure that you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or into your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Bin your tissue straight after use 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 up too much space.
To help keep your home clean…
The above recommendation is not by any chance a full list of all you need but here is detailed step by step guide on your essentials:
- 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 many would think. 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”. It is best to use a cleaner and degreaser if you are cleaning your kitchen, otherwise, you will spend more energy and time 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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