Now that most of us are spending more time at home than we have in years, we all want to know that our indoor living spaces are as healthy and sanitary as possible. Along with your usual cleaning and vacuuming routine, there are few tips in particular that you’ll want to keep in mind to increase your home’s overall hygiene.
Never Wear Shoes in Your Home
Your shoes hide a lot of germs. They follow you wherever you go, including places like parking lots and public restrooms. When you bring them into your home, you are inviting tons of unwanted allergens and microorganisms into your space. To increase the safety and health in your house, begin a policy to leave all shoes at the front door upon entry.
Beat the Dirt, Bacteria, and Dust Mites in Your Bedroom
Most people wash their sheets once a week. Experts recommend laundering your linens in the hottest water possible to kill dust mites. Besides your sheets, you should be cleaning your pillows, blankets, and duvets every few months as well. This eliminates hidden germs, dirt, and--of course--those infamous, allergy-triggering dust mites.
Clean Your Tech Devices
You are constantly touching your phone and other tech devices throughout the day. These items are covered in germs that can be dangerous and cause you to get sick. Each day, it is wise to sanitize these items with disinfecting wipes so that they are clean when you reach for them.
Pay Extra Attention to the Bathroom
Your bathroom contains the most germs of any room in your house. Each time that you finish washing, dry your bath or shower walls so that germs and viruses have no place to thrive. Also, experts advise homeowners to disinfect the bathroom floor once a week and to flush the toilet with the lid closed. This keeps germs and bacteria to a minimum.
Install a Whole-Home Air Purification System
When you add a whole-home air purification system to your HVAC unit, you can greatly increase the quality of your home's air. These units lower the amount of dust, dander, seasonal allergens, and other pollutants that are swirling around your home environment. Odors can be eliminated as well. Adding a purifier can also elongate the life of your existing HVAC system by reducing the amount of dirt and dust that gets inside its components.
At Rescue Air and Plumbing, our experts have the knowledge and experience to help you select an indoor air quality solution to meet your home’s unique needs. For more information, call us today: (972) 201-3253.