How To Prevent The Spread Of Infection At Home
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 there is a matter of urgency to deep clean and prevent the spread of infection at home.
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 and prevent the spread of infection, as much as they can control. The matter of control, is in Everyone’s hands as we all have a role to play in order to prevent the spread of infection at home along with other viruses, 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 staying 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 such as, keeping distance with other, cleaning often and distancing yourself 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.
So, are you ready for a deep clean?
a very important thing to bear in mind is to stop the spread of the infection from one place to the other. We must stop the spread of cross contamination, but 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:
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Washing 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 “Happy birthday” 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. We must wash our hands to stay safe.
- Adjusting 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.
Keeping your house safe with regular deep cleans:
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, and coffee tables. If you can identify an object or an area that is used frequently, then 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.
To help keep your home clean…
Bio – D Sanitising Hand Wash
hand wash neutralizes 99.9% of germs. It is tested to BSEN1276 (food grade standard) and neutralises 99.9% of harmful bacteria
The above recommendation is not by any chance a full list of all you need but here is a detailed step by step guide on your essential items to prevent the spread of infection:
Extra cleaning tip
Here is an extra tip you will find very useful when cleaning and to prevent the spread of infection at home; we cannot stress enough the importance of a cleaning brush when cleaning almost any part of your home. 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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