Limiting the amount of allergens, dust and germs in your living space is essential to maintain good health. It will help you to breathe cleaner air and keep away several diseases. This can be achieved by regular carpet and mattress cleaning to eliminate mold, fungus, dust mites and other allergens. Here are some tips that can help you keep various parts of your home clean.

Living Room

You can keep your living room free of excess mold, bacteria and fungus with the following simple steps. First, modify the design elements of your living room by using items that harbor less bacteria. For instance, you should use shorter drapes or curtains since they collect less dust. Where possible, use hardwood floors instead of carpets. But if you must use carpets to keep your feet warm, use low pile carpets. Next, ensure that you vacuum your living room floor at least two times a week and disinfect the door knobs and other commonly touched surfaces. Then improve the air quality by cleaning your air ducts and replacing your air filters regularly.

Dining Room

Your dining area will be more appealing and healthy when you keep it clean and well-organized. First, you should remove all the things that do not actually belong to this part of your home such as toys, documents, magazines and newspapers to reduce clutter. Dust and clean all your decorative items using appropriate cleaning solutions for each material. Clean all the ceilings, floors and remove cobwebs from the corners. Replace your draperies and curtains with fresh clean ones. Pay special attention to the dining table and wash the table and chairs as often as necessary. If you discover stains on your upholstery, spot clean it.

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Bedroom

Your cozy bedroom is a good location for allergens and germs to hide. To clean and disinfect it effectively, you should declutter it first – take out all the items that are not meant to be in the bedroom. Re-hang your outfits, put dirty clothes into hampers or your laundry basket. Clean out the dust from your bedroom, beginning with the ceiling. Before you remove dust from the fan and lighting fixtures, remove the mattress so it does not become a collection point for the old accumulated dust from your ceiling, light or fan. Use a broom to remove the spider webs at the corners of the room.

Next, you should pay special attention to your bed, where you spend about 8 hours sleeping every day. Millions of living dust mites, their droppings, and fragments may be found on an average mattress or pillow. This is because human beings shed off about half an ounce of skin every week and a substantial amount of this will be found on the bed.

Other germs such as norovirus and salmonella also live in linen. Although dust mites are harmless, their body fragments and droppings may cause severe colds and provoke asthma or hay fever. That is why, in addition to cleaning your bed sheets regularly, you should keep your mattress clean and germ free. One of the best ways to carry out mattress cleaning is through steam cleaning – a very effective method of removing the germs and mites from pillows and mattresses.

Bathroom and Toilet

Bacteria from human excreta remains in the toilet, long after flushing. This is because there is a mist that is sprayed into the air by most toilet bowls after you flush them. Unfortunately, this mist contains a large amount of bacteria from faecal matter and it sticks to the walls and door handles; it may also infect exposed toothbrushes and other items like towels used for personal hygiene. So you should scrub and wipe down toilet seats, shower walls, bathtubs, door knobs, handles and light fixtures. Avoid exposing toothbrushes and replace them at least once in three months and after any illness.

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Kitchen

The kitchen is a great place for you and your family members to prepare good meals but it is also a place where harmful bacteria can hide and infect your delicious meals. To ensure that you have a safe and germ-free kitchen, you should clean and disinfect all counter-tops. Additionally, you should thoroughly wash all cutting boards, trays, infant high chairs, and any utensils that regularly have contact with food. Empty your waste bins regularly and avoid keeping exposed waste in your kitchen overnight. It can serve as a breeding place for bacteria.

Those are valuable ideas and tips that you can use to make your living space cleaner and healthier. You can also use them to create a short check-list of cleaning tasks you can carry out on a regular basis.

Written by:

Tony Bod

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