In this time of the pandemic, how clean is your home? As it might be close to impossible to disinfect and sanitize all parts of your home, it can be done. Your daily activities might add up to the risks that your home might encounter. That’s why professional sanitizing services are here to help you disinfect your home thoroughly.
Here at ServiceMaster by Wright, we prioritize your safety. While COVID-19 continues to threaten everyone’s safety, we are trying our best to fight it off in our own way. Although we understand that you might want the help of a professional sanitizing company, we also understand that you might want to do it yourself. Therefore, we came up with some helpful tips in home sanitizing and disinfecting. First, let’s talk about the materials needed.
Disinfecting Your Kitchen
The kitchen is where the magic happens. This is the place where a lot of greases, oil, liquid, and other substances are present. Kitchen surfaces can not only harbor the bacteria we transfer from our hands and belongings but also foodborne bacteria so it’s particularly important to disinfect items properly.
Disinfect the commonly touched and shared surfaces in the kitchen such as:
Your countertops have the highest traffic in your kitchen. This is where you slice your fruits, cut your vegetables, and chop your meat. You also set things on them like your newly-bought grocery packs or your newly cooked food. Therefore, this place must be sanitized thoroughly.
Start by scrubbing down your countertops to remove dirt and grime. Ideally, use disinfecting wipes or if you want to save money, you can use a microfiber towel, dip it in your detergent with warm water solution and scrub down your countertops at least once every two weeks.
If you can’t find a good cleaner anywhere and your home’s supply has run out, pick up a bottle of hydrogen peroxide instead. Spray it on a surface and leave it to sit on the surface for at least one minute. Then use a paper towel or cleaning rag to wipe it away.
Faucets/Cabinet handles/Refrigerator doors
Spray the surface until thoroughly wet, making sure to cover the lip and base. Next, wipe with a clean cloth or sponge. Lastly, to sanitize, leave for 30 seconds and to disinfect, leave for 10 minutes.
Trash can lids
Your trash can be the dirtiest place in your kitchen. It’s where your waste goes and most of the time, this is where bacteria and mold grow. A wet environment will promote mold and bacteria, that’s why it’s very important to keep your trash can dry. If you see that your trash can lid is wet, wipe the surface with a dry cloth. If dirt and grime are present, wash it with disinfecting wipes or soap with water. After washing, see to it that you wipe it with a dry cloth to prevent mold growth.
Whether from everyday spills, a pet accident, or other bacteria-inviting occurrence, it’s important to put an end to potentially harmful bacteria before they have a chance to thrive on your kitchen floor. For heavy dirt and soil, use a scrubber to remove it. For weekly disinfecting, you can use a mop. It’s better to use an EPA-registered disinfectant to help sanitize thoroughly.
Other tips for kitchen disinfecting:
Continue to clean your kitchen daily and use disinfecting products we mentioned in the first part of this article.
Need help keeping your kitchen clean? Looking for the peace of mind of knowing that your surfaces are truly sterile and safe to use? Call the professionals at ServiceMaster by Wright at (239) 431-9947 now to request a consultation for your home disinfecting service.