These days, sanitation is always at the front of our minds. Who could forget about it with all of the commercials, signs and social media posts? But, are your cleaning methods effective? Here are three proven ways to reduce the number of germs in your Staten Island home.
1. Shed Some Light on Your Air
Did you know that standard air filters are not completely effective at trapping germs? If you want to breathe easier, you can add a special UV light designed to kill viruses and bacteria to your existing HVAC unit. Hiring a company that specializes in HVAC UV light installation Staten Island will help ensure that the proper product is installed correctly.
2. Keep the Floors Clean
Always be sure to leave your shoes at the door. If shoes are worn into your home, germs from every surface they have touched today can quickly become unwelcome guests in your home. Germs can then transfer to bare feet. Having germs on your feet may not seem like much of a threat until you see your toddler with a foot in his/her mouth or your furry friend licking its paws. As an added sanitation measure, you should mop your tile, laminate or hardwood floors with a disinfecting solution multiple times a week.
3. Disinfect Commonly Touched Surfaces
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, tables and countertops, toilets and faucets. In addition to cleaning with soap and water, following up with a disinfectant can ensure that those pesky little germs never come into contact with you or your family. Not all cleaners are created equal, so be sure to use a disinfectant that has been proven to effectively eliminate viruses.
Sanitation is an important part of our daily lives, especially in today’s global health climate. You probably won’t forget to clean, but be sure your methods are thorough. Following these three guidelines can help you maximize your effort and effectively reduce the number of germs in your home.