With the spread of the COVID-19 virus across London and the UK, more and more people are wanting to deep clean their home. Bacteria and cold and flu viruses can remain on your surfaces for several hours, remaining infectious for that entire time. Advice from the World Health Organisation also suggested that COVID-19 could stay on your surfaces for several days.
Deep cleaning involves more than wiping down your kitchen with a damp rag. Because of the fast circulation of the virus many people are being inspired to learn how to deep clean their homes properly. Here we will be sharing with you a guide on how you can learn to deep clean your home, preventing the spread of illnesses such as Coronavirus.
Preventing Viruses and Germs
The best way to stop infections, germs and viruses from spreading from one person to another is by cleaning your hands regularly. This is especially important if you have been in close contact with someone who has the virus. The government guidelines for Coronavirus say you should also avoid touching your mouth, face or nose with your hands to stop the virus from entering your body.
Keeping your home to a higher standard of cleanliness at this time can also help to reduce the risk of viruses spreading. When you start to plan your deep cleaning routine it’s best to tackle it room by room. This helps breakdown the mammoth task into more bitesize and manageable parts. Below is some advice on how to deep clean various rooms around your home.
Deep Cleaning – Kitchen
The kitchen is considered to be the dirtiest place in the home according to a study done by the public health and safety organisation. This goes against what many people think – that the bathroom would be the worst area. Most of the food you prepare is done in the kitchen which means it’s vital that you keep the place clean and sanitised. To deep clean your kitchen:
- Wipe down your surfaces thoroughly with a sanitising cleaner that is proven to work against viruses.
- Wash your sponges and cloths after each use to stop germs from festering.
- Empty out your fridge and freezer and defrost them. Then wipe down the shelves.
- Use an oven cleaner to spray and wipe down the inside of your oven, removing any food debris lying there.
Deep Cleaning – Bathroom
The bathroom is the next dirtiest place on the list. If you don’t clean your bathroom on a regular basis then moisture will gather. This combined with warm conditions can cause mould to grow. And, according to Glen Stanford from Diamond Pest Control, it’s also the perfect breeding ground for commonbathroom pests. Many pest control companies in London and the UK are offering a deep cleaning service to their clients during the pandemic. If you feel the task is too overwhelming for you, why not give them a call today.
- Thoroughly clean the shower, sink and bath paying attention to the smaller and hard to reach areas.
- Remove your toothbrushes from their holder and give that a good wash.
- Toilet seats should be wiped down using a fresh, clean cloth to prevent the spread of germs.
Hand towels should be washed regularly, especially if the bathroom is shared.
- Door handles and light switches are a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Don’t forget these when carrying out your deep clean.
If you think you may have a virus like COVID-19 it’s important to keep yourself and others around you as clean and sanitary as possible. Giving your London home a regular deep clean can help to prevent the virus from spreading throughout your household. Try using the services of a pest control company or expert cleaner that can take action on killing any germs that are there.