No matter how clean and tidy your house is, it doubtlessly harbors a lot of unseen germs. And their presence at home more than anywhere else, will put both you and your infant in danger of getting sick.
Our homes are constantly under attack and threat of invasion by a horde of bacteria and germs, and since it is our responsibility to counter it for the sakes of both ourselves and our children.
Let’s go over the areas that require your specific attention.
Never forget that whatever sticks to your shoes will enter your house with you. So if you pass by a garden for instance or if you have one outside your home, pesticide residues will waltz right in with you. Polluted dust, bird and animal droppings, moldy fallen leaves, and many others. These elements create ideal conditions for bacteria to grow and multiply. Some types of harmful bacteria can survive for days and even weeks on your shoes, and then be the culprit responsible for eye, lung and/or stomach infections.
Ensure that all shoes are removed at the door, and special slippers are used to move around the house. Set up a shoe rack by the door and remind anyone who enters to do the same.
These precautions along with trusted detergents will ensure a cleaner and safer home, that would also be easier to clean and maintain.
The second area in need of your attention is the kitchen. The drain in the kitchen sink alone harbors around 500,000 germs per square inch! As for the counter or table, they get their fair share of crumbs and liquids oozing from meats. This, of course, calls on the use of sponges or rags or cloths to clean the tops with – all of which contain around 70% of serious microbes such as E.coli.
The best advice that Dettol Professionals can give you for a germ-free kitchen, is to disinfect and clean it with trusted products and detergents as soon as you’re done working in it. This entails more than just washing and putting away dishes; you’ll need to clean the drain, the countertops, and the drains with water and soap and antibacterial products. Dettol Professionals recommend the regular use of a powerful cleaner like Dettol All Purpose Cleaner, which gives your home a complete clean every time by providing 4in1 cleaning power and trusted family protection, as it kills 99.9% of germs including E. coli and Influenza virus (H1N1).
You’ll be surprised to learn that the germs that are usually present on the bathroom floor are actually more than those on the toilet seat itself!
This is because every time we flush with the seat up, an amount of microscopic feces will sprinkle in the air and unto the bathroom floor. So it’s essential that you put the lid down before you flush, and Dettol advises you to mop the bathroom floor with trusted detergents at least once a week.
Every time you and your baby shower, you are removing germs and viruses off of both your bodies. But not all of these actually go down the drain or die. Remnants from these culprits will survive and then flourish if the surfaces of your bathroom remain damp. Therefore, make sure to clean the sides and top of the bathtub and shower with a powerful cleaner, such as Dettol Healthy Bathroom Power Cleaner Trigger to remove the hardest of stains such as lime scale in the toughest of corners while also disinfecting for 100% better germ protection.
Lastly, Dettol Professionals recommend that you use a dry and clean mat in your bathroom after cleaning and disinfecting. Dampness helps mold and germs grow, so make sure you hang the mat to dry in between uses, and wash it at least once a week with warm water. Make sure it is absolutely dry before using it again.
A third of our human lives are spent in the bedroom! So it’s no wonder that this room might be your favorite in the house and your child’s preferred area of fun and games.
Do you know who else loves this room? Dust mites. These are microscopic creatures that live in the dead skin that we shed, and which love bed sheets and mattresses. There are around 20 Million people around the world with dust mites allergies, and these can cause eye itching, a runny nose, or wheezing while breathing.
To rid your room of them, make sure to wash the bed sheets once a week with warm water and a trusted antiseptic.
The good news is that dust is not damp enough to be filled with germs, since that is the main condition for their growth. But unfortunately, dust can cover surfaces full of germs, and could, therefore, contain remnants of chemicals, and insets that could cause asthma and allergies!
The solution: mop the floor with the proven and trusted Dettol Antiseptic Liquid** using a damp rag at least once a week to minimize the amount of dust while also disinfecting the floor. It’s not enough to clean the floors and carpets with a vacuum cleaner, you’ll also need to clean all soft furniture and to wipe the tables, hard surfaces and bookshelves.
If you still have questions about proper hygiene measures during 3rd trimester, please contact your physician.
*For external use only.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Rinse surfaces with water after cleaning with Dettol ASL.
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