As a homeowner, you probably do things every day to keep your space clean and in order. When you’re at home, you’ll feel at ease if your house is comfortable. But if your house is dirty, it will make you feel bad and look bad. In this article, we’ll give you cleaning tips that were put together by a team of experts who can help you clean better.
Not only that, but having a professional clean your home near the end of the year is a great way to get ready for the holidays. Or, you might just want to clean faster. Don’t worry, because these 3 cleaning tips from professionals will show you how to clean your house quickly and keep it clean.
- Prepare for Safe Cleaning
- Open the doors and windows in each room before and while you clean. Before you clean and sanitize a room, regulatory agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say to open doors and windows to the outside and use exhaust fans to move more air through the room. Open the room’s doors and windows as much as possible before and while you clean.
- Stock up on the right tools for cleaning. We recommend that you only use the right cleaners and disinfectants.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Wear personal protective equipment. Before going into a room, you might want to wear safety gear like disposable gloves and a face mask or covering made of cloth.
- Take out all the trash. Starting with this step will help keep dirty trash from making the room dirty again after you clean it. Make sure that every trash can has a new liner. This will make it easier to throw away tissues and other trash.
- Unplug things before you clean. Remember to unplug the appliance before you clean it, both for your safety and to keep the equipment in good shape.
- Get Rid Of Dust and Dirt.
- Wash clothes on the highest heat setting that the manufacturer recommends. Before you touch a clean cloth, don’t forget to wash your hands.
- Clean all the cutlery and clear out the dishwasher. To keep things clean, you should wash the cutlery that guests have used. If you don’t have a dishwasher, use hot water and antibacterial dish soap to clean the dish. To avoid cross-contamination, check all areas and get the cutlery from each room first.
- Clean or vacuum the floor and room to get rid of dust. Start dusting at the top and work your way down to make sure there is no dust left behind. All hard floors should be swept, and carpets should be vacuumed.
- Use soap and water to clean any hard surface. Wipe down every surface to get rid of dust, dirt, oil, and germs. Countertops, sinks, cabinets, and floors are all examples of things that have hard surfaces. Start mopping from the back corner of the room and work your way forward. When you’re done, empty the water from the mop into the sink that hasn’t been cleaned.
- Clean all soft surfaces, like carpets, sheets, and furniture. If it’s dirty, carefully remove any dirt or stains you can see and clean it with the right cleaner. If you can, wash things in a machine according to what the manufacturer says to do.
- Sanitize with Disinfectants
- Spray disinfectant on the hard surface once it is clean. Clean all the surfaces in the room that people touch often (like doorknobs and light switches). Make sure you clean electronic devices the way the manufacturer tells you to.
- Let the disinfectant stay wet for the amount of time that was given. On the product label, it will say how long the surface needs to be wet for the chemical to work. So, as many germs as possible can be killed by the chemical.
- Just leave the surface alone to dry. If the surface dries before the specified wet contact time, there is no guarantee that the product killed the pathogens as claimed on the product label.
After the 3 tips above are done, you have to check every room to make sure it’s clean or not. Look out for things you may have missed. Don’t forget to throw away some one-time-use items and protective gear. Make sure to clean the tools you’ve already used. Last, you must use soap to wash your hands well.