3 High-Touch Areas in Your Home You Should Clean Properly
It’s disheartening to think that, less than 6 months ago, many of us used to believe that the COVID-19 crisis would be over by the end of the year. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen, and to make matters worse, the pandemic probably won’t be going away anytime soon.
Luckily, we’re able to keep ourselves and our loved ones mostly safe by wearing face masks, taking good care of personal hygiene, practicing social distancing, and strategically disinfecting the key areas of our homes.
We previously explained what touchpoints are and why touchpoint cleaning is essential during the coronavirus pandemic. Now we’ll explain which areas you should focus on when disinfecting against COVID-19. This is important, so if you can’t find the time to do this yourself, consider hiring a Terre Haute touchpoint cleaning service. Read on.
Which areas should you focus on when disinfecting your house?
Just as there are high-touch surfaces that are more likely to be contaminated with various pathogens as a result of frequent handling, there are also areas in every home that see a lot of daily use and are therefore at an increased risk of contamination.
Paying extra attention to these areas when performing your weekly cleaning and disinfection is critical in order to reduce the amount of harmful germs in your house.
Here are 3 high-touch areas you should clean with extra care:
Your kitchen is where people prepare and store food, and possibly also eat their meals. Every member of your household likely enters it multiple times a day and touches various surfaces. If you don’t clean and disinfect kitchen countertops and similar surfaces properly, they may contaminate the food you and your loved ones eat.
Always disinfect these kitchen surfaces:
- Fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and kettle handles
- Fridge, oven, dishwasher, and microwave doors and buttons
- Knife racks and knife handles
- Range hood buttons
- Cupboard, drawer, and window handles
Not only is the bathroom a place where you take care of personal hygiene, it’s also an area where naked skin regularly comes into contact with multiple surfaces. Sharing towels, shavers, shampoo bottles, and other items used for hygiene and grooming further increases the risk of infection.
Regularly disinfect these high-touch surfaces in the bathroom:
- Toilet seat
- Shower head
- Bathtub or shower
- Shower cabin knob
- Washing machine handle and buttons
- Toothbrush holder
- Towel rack
3. Entry hallway
Most of the pathogens and toxins that find their way into our homes do so by “hitching a ride” on our clothes. Since the entry hallway is also the place where we hang our jackets and take off our outdoor shoes, it’s also where we deposit most of these harmful microbes and substances.
Here’s how to reduce the amount of germs in your entry hallway:
- Frequently vacuum and mop the floor
- Disinfect clothes rack, hangers, and wall hooks
- Disinfect doorknobs
- Disinfect the shoe cabinet
- Keep your outdoor shoes clean
- Disinfect your house keys
Where can I book an in-depth Terre Haute touchpoint cleaning service?
Maintaining social distance, wearing a face mask, and keeping our homes sanitized are the three strongest weapons the people of Terre Haute have against COVID-19. But what if you lack the time or the motivation needed to regularly disinfect your place?
KCB Maids is here to help. We boast the experience, the expertise, and the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to give your home a truly extensive cleaning. With our maids in your corner, you’ll not just be getting a germ-free home, you’ll also be reclaiming the leisure time you need to rest or enjoy a relaxing stroll by the Terminal Arcade.
Book your cleaning today!