What is the aim of cleaning and sanitizing?
There are many reasons why we should clean and sanitize our home. Aside from the fact that it is vital to our health and wellness, there is more to it than just keeping your house in order. We understand that it is sometimes difficult to keep your house in a spic and span condition which is why we would highly recommend outsourcing the hard work so you don’t have to.
There are many areas in the house that must be maintained and one of them is the kitchen. Cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen and kitchen equipment ensures that the area is safe for food preparation and to help improve kitchen efficiency.
Why is it important to keep your kitchen as clean as possible? When preparing food for you and your loved ones, it is important to keep the tools and equipment such as chopping boards, knives, silverware and oven clean because they touch the food that everyone in the house will eat. If they are unclean, bacteria can spread from the kitchen to your food and make you unwell. That is why it is important to always keep your kitchen, especially after being exposed to eggs, vegetables, fruits and raw meat.
Why do we need to sanitize kitchen tools and equipment? This prevents bacteria from multiplying and spreading and causing illness.
With this in mind, how can you properly clean and sanitize the kitchen, tools and equipment? You can use a sponge or wiping cloth, soap or all-purpose cleaner and water to clean the counter-tops and other surfaces of the kitchen from dust, dirt, grime and bits of food that are stuck to it. For dirty plates and kitchenware, regular dish-washing soap and water will do.
For other kitchen tools and equipment, detachable parts such as blades, oven racks, screens and handles can be removed and cleaned with soapy water. The same can be done for pots and pans. Rinse them thoroughly then immerse them in a sanitizing solution for a few minutes. After immersion, allow the tools and equipment to dry thoroughly before storing them back in the kitchen.
Don’t forget to take care of your oven too. It must be deep cleaned at least twice a year, more if you frequently use it. To start, take out all metal racks then spray an oven cleaner of your choice. Allow the solution to sit for a while, overnight if you can, before you start scrubbing all the surfaces inside and outside of the oven. You can use a spatula to scrape off hard to remove residue or stains. Thoroughly wipe off all surfaces with a damp cloth to remove the cleaning solution. If your metal racks have stubborn residues, you can let them soak in soapy water overnight before you can scrub them.
Another thing in your house that needs to be cleaned frequently is the carpet. Frequent cleaning removes germs and prevents illness from spreading. Disinfectants are great for hard surfaces. What about soft surfaces like carpets?
Disinfecting them is actually not possible because disinfection involves 100% destruction or inactivation of germs, bacteria and viruses. However, we can sanitize soft surfaces 99% by using cleaning agents, leaving behind .01% of the germs to remain on a safe level.
On hard surfaces, all you need to do is spray or apply cleaning agents and allow it to dwell for a few minutes, hours or even overnight. On soft surfaces like carpets, a special method must be utilised to reduce the number of germs on a safe level for you and your loved ones.
The best way to sanitize a carpet is through hot water carpet extraction. Take note that not all carpets can tolerate heat. If this is the case, regular carpet extraction is the best sanitizing approach for such carpets.
Hot water carpet extraction uses carpet extractors to remove dirt, dust, grime and germs out from your carpet. Prior to that, carpets are thoroughly vacuumed to make sure all dirt can be extracted from the surface. Although this is something that you can do on your own, it might be a hassle for busy people like you, which is why we would recommend the sanitization of carpets be left to the cleaning experts.
Now that you know how ovens and carpets should be cleaned, you should also know why it is important to keep your house clean.
Cleanliness. Every time you clean your house, you are removing harmful bacteria and other microorganisms that can compromise your overall health and wellness. Powerful cleaners are aimed at killing germs, bacteria and viruses. These microorganisms are responsible for many illnesses and infections. Frequent cleaning and sanitation of hard and soft surfaces are essential to protect you and your loved ones from these potentially dangerous microorganisms.
When your house is always clean, you can easily detect mould as soon as it appears, enabling you to address the problem in a timely fashion. As you might already know, mould can cause asthma attacks, several allergic reactions, cold or flu-like symptoms and other health problems. Regular cleaning can help you control and reduce the spread of mould.
Keep your house a safe place to live. If your house is not cleaned properly, you and your loved ones might be prone to accidents. For instance, if loose items are left lying around the house can cause any member of the family to trip or fall. If there are stacks of items left on the side, it can easily fall on top of someone and probably injure them. Keeping your house clean and organised is a great way to lower your risks for injury.
Pests have the tendency to stay in warm and damp areas, which is why you need to regularly clean your house. Regular cleaning will help you track pests and treat that problem accordingly. Aside from regular pest exterminations, simple chores like sweeping the floor, taking out the garbage and frequent vacuuming can keep pests from nesting in your house.
On top of that, a clean home is an environment where you can have peace of mind. If your house is free from clutter and dirt, you can find things easier and manoeuvre yourself without any issues. Think of regular cleaning as a favour that you owe to yourself.
If you don’t have any time to do any cleaning chores, you are not alone and we respect that. This is why if you need someone to clean your home, you can contact the cleaning experts of Oven & Carpet Bliss on 01793 323 521 or 07988 871 388. We are available 24 hours a day!