How to sterilise your home
If someone is sick at home, or your pet has a flee infestation, or just for safety’s sake, you will need to sterilize your home, in order to kill of the bacteria and other harmful organisms which threaten your health. Here are some useful tips on how to sterilize your home.
- First of all prioritize which areas of your home are more prone to germ infestations and bacteria growth, and which are of lower and lowest risk.
- The highest risk areas in each home are all the commonly touched and handles items, such as: doorknobs, all kinds of handles, light switches, thermostat panels, remote controls, phones and others. The other high risk areas include: the sink and other surfaces in the bathroom, toothbrushes, towels as well as used tissues and the wastebaskets they are thrown in.
- The high level risk areas are the toilets and bathroom floors as well as the bed linen and pillow cases.
- The medium risk level of germ contamination is valid for the kitchen surfaces, kitchen utensils and appliances.
- When you need to perform an emergency sterilizing of your home, you can use a disinfectant spray and rubbing alcohol to start cleaning all items in the order of their priority
- Toothbrushes must be replaced and all bed linen, pillow cases and towels washed and dried at high temperature.
- If you prefer to use natural disinfectants, you can make some at home by yourself by using: water, vinegar, 65% rubbing alcohol, dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide.
- Keep in mind that the kitchen is the place where most bacteria accumulate and thrive usually, so you should start there. Disinfect the sink, any wooden cutting boards and the garbage cans with disinfectant sprays or a bleach and water solution.
- Regularly disinfect the floor in the bathroom and especially the area around the toilet, the toilet seat and the bowl itself. Get the people in your household to get used to shutting the toilet lid before flushing, so that there are no splatters outside.
- Sterilize the living areas by wiping the commonly touched items, and by periodically providing the carpets, upholstery and draperies deep cleaning. The same goes for mattresses which are the places where the dust mites just love to inhabit in large numbers.