How to Create A Healthy Home Environment

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how-to-create-a-healthy-home-environmentThere’s no better way to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy than by maintaining good personal hygiene and keeping your house clean and germ-free. With the coronavirus crisis still going strong in America, this need for cleanliness has never been greater. 

In order to help you ensure your place is germ and toxin-free, we have written a guide on how to ensure your living space is healthy and clean. The advice in this article is universal, so you’ll be able to apply it regardless of whether you do your cleaning yourself, or you hire professional house cleaners in Terre Haute. 

Keep reading to learn more. 

How do I maintain a healthy home environment?

The key word in this question is “maintain”. You and the other members of your household need to develop good cleaning and decluttering habits, and apply them regularly. This will not only help you make short work of any germs and clutter, it will prevent a mess from appearing in your home in the first place.  

These habits are:

Perform standard cleanings on a regular basis

No matter how hygienic and well-organized you are, dust and dirt are naturally going to build up inside your home. The only way to control this is to perform standard cleanings on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. 

During a standard cleaning, you should:

  • Tidy up any clutter
  • Wipe down all surfaces to remove any dust and dirt
  • Disinfect high-touch surfaces
  • Wash the dishes or put them in the dishwasher
  • Vacuum and mop the floors
  • Make beds
  • Throw out the trash
  • Clean and disinfect the toilet bowl
  • Clean and disinfect the shower or bathtub
  • Clean the sinks

Perform deep cleanings regularly

As its name indicates, a deep cleaning (also known as spring cleaning) aims to remove the deeply ingrained dirt that you wouldn’t normally deal with during a standard cleaning. Due to how thorough it is, this type of cleaning is normally done just 2-3 times a year. 

A deep cleaning usually includes:

  • Cleaning difficult-to-reach surfaces such as light fixtures, ceiling fans, tops of cabinets, etc.
  • Emptying out the fridge and cleaning its interior
  • Cleaning the inside of the oven and the microwave
  • Cleaning behind and underneath large furniture
  • Cleaning inside the ventilation ducts
  • Removing showerheads and washing them
  • Washing carpets and rugs
  • Emptying out kitchen cabinets and cleaning their interiors

Disinfect everything

Disinfecting surfaces used to be something we did only occasionally, or when there’s a specific need for it. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased the need for regular disinfection, to the point where using EPA-approved disinfectant has become a part of our standard cleanings.

When disinfecting, pay extra attention to high-touch surfaces:

  • Doorknobs
  • AC and TV remotes
  • Handles
  • Faucets
  • Keys
  • Touchscreens
  • Computer keyboards and mice
  • Desks
  • Tables
  • Countertops

Take care of personal hygiene

Wash your hands frequently for 20-30 seconds using warm water and soap. If water and soap are unavailable, use hand sanitizer. Shower at least once a day, wear clean clothes at all times, and brush and floss your teeth in the morning and again at bedtime.  

Where can I book the premier house cleaners in Terre Haute?

how-do-i-disinfect-home-against-germsHaving a spotless and germ-free home is great, but maintaining that kind of cleanliness can take a lot of time and effort. This is especially true if you have children and a full-time job. The good news is, you don’t have to do everything on your own. 

As the top cleaning company in Indiana, KCB Maids is fully equipped to provide you with truly world-class residential and commercial cleanings. Our cleaners will happily give your home a first-rate cleaning while you have fun at the Terre Haute Action Track with your family and friends. Book your cleaning today! 

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