Sanitizing Your Appliances
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no doubt that many of our customers are spending extra time cleaning and sanitizing their homes. Keep reading to learn more about keeping your home’s surfaces and appliances as clean as possible.
Areas of Your Home to Clean
Two of the most important areas of your home to clean are your bathrooms and your kitchen. This is because there are plenty of common surfaces that members of your household may touch repeatedly. Specifically, here are some of the areas and items you’ll want to consistently sanitize:
- Cupboards and cabinets
- Doorknobs and handles
- The front of appliances such as your refrigerator and stove
- Cellphones and landlines
- Television remotes and game controllers
How to Sanitize Your Home
If you are cleaning a surface such as countertops or a table, be sure that all items on the surface are removed and cleaned first. Then, clean the table itself. Try to work on one section of your home at a time — focusing heavily on the most-touched areas.
As far as products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that household bleach solutions are effective to disinfect your home. Additionally, be sure to never mix bleach with ammonia or another solution on your own.
If you do need to make your own at-home cleaner, try these options:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Spray the mixture, and wipe down any surfaces with a soft cloth. A multi-purpose cleaner is also a great way to clean multiple rooms and surfaces with the same mixture.