From cleaning to disinfecting, here are some tips to help you keep your floors clean and safe.
While talking about how to disinfect the floors, the first thing to understand is the difference between simple cleaning and disinfection. While cleaning is helpful in the removal of germs, it does not necessarily kill them. It reduces the risk of infection. On the other hand, Disinfecting is to use chemical-based products that help kill germs on surfaces, floors. It is always best to clean first and then disinfect the floor to lower the risk of spread. Not all floor cleaners are the same. It means we need to decide regarding which floor cleaner to purchase to kill germs on our floors. It is especially critical if somebody is infected in your home or children who might have lower immunities. Here are some tips to help you disinfect your floors.
Make Sure You Clean Regularly
Floors are prone to get dirty and infected with germs, bacteria, and viruses quite quickly. The number of times we need to clean floors usually depends on the traffic one gets at home and the number of family members and pets in the house. Make sure the high-traffic areas are cleaned daily. Routine cleaning will help to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Use the Right Floor Cleaner
After sweeping the floor, you also need to disinfect the floors. Use disinfectant floor cleaner known for its antimicrobial activity. It does not leave behind any toxic residues. It does unaffected by the hardness of the water. A cleaning Product containing sodium hypochlorite is recommended for cleaning dirty floors and surfaces. When using a floor cleaner, make sure you read the instructions on the product and understand how to use it.
Use the Right Quantity of Floor Cleaner
Always read the instructions on the product label to use the right amount of floor cleaner. Read the manufacturer’s instructions before use to know how long your disinfectant needs to be in contact with the surface to kill germs.
Use Warm Water
When mopping your floors, make sure you use warm water to fill the bucket since it is quicker and better for cleaning than cold water. Frequently rinse and wring your mop thoroughly during the floor cleaning process to wash away dirt and germs.
You can disinfect vinyl flooring by mopping with a mix of one gallon of warm water and one cup of white vinegar. The best option is to use a damp mop with a floor cleaner made specifically to disinfect hardwood floors.
Understand the type of flooring in your home. Hardwood floors can be get damaged by moisture, so opt for damp mopping with those instead. If you have vinyl flooring, you can mop with either a floor cleaner or a solution of apple cider vinegar and warm water. Daily or weekly vacuuming of soft floorings such as carpet and area rugs is recommended, depending on the traffic.
Frequent and thorough cleaning is required right now to keep your home safe and healthy from the spread of the Coronavirus. Working out a daily cleaning schedule can help keep your home happy and healthy.