Since we are spending more time indoors when lockdown due to the coronavirus, we will tend to use our appliances and spaces more often. This means that we need to be more aware of how important it is to practice proper hygiene. Here are some tips on how to maintain the cleanliness of our house and home appliances.
Keep Your Bathroom Dry
When it comes to hygiene, many assume that the bathroom is safe since it is the place where we clean ourselves. However, you will be shocked to find out that the bathroom is a common breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. The moisture and humidity in a wet bathroom can also lead to unwanted mold building up on the walls.
Try to keep the bathroom dry by wiping down after you shower or bathe. Clean off every wet spot and make sure there is good air circulation around the space. Try to avoid hanging used towels in the bathroom where it is humid and dark because it can take longer to dry, increasing the chance for bacteria to grow.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Many studies have shown that good ventilation and proper air circulation can help to reduce the risk of coronavirus. Some health professionals have also advised investing in a quality air purifier with a HEPA filter to help reduce airborne contaminants. The idea is that the air purifier will filter out the micron particles like dust, allergens, and odours from the surrounding air so that you will only breathe clean and healthy air.
Even if it is not used to combat the risk of coronavirus, the air purifier is still a great appliance to have at home. It can help to maintain good air quality indoors and is especially great for those who deal with allergies and asthma. There are many air purifiers to choose from but make sure to get one that has a proper filtering system that is approved by the health and safety department.
Clean the Washing Machine
During these times, we will tend to clean our bodies and clothes more often to reduce the risk of infection. While it is great that we are more conscious of how our clothes can affect our health and vulnerability towards infections, we might not think about how our washing machines can easily be the perpetrator rather than the saviour.
Washing machines are so much help when it comes to cleaning, but we must never neglect proper washing machine maintenance. Regularly cleaning your washing machine will help to prevent the build-up of mold, mildew, dust, and dirt. You can easily find tips on the internet on how to clean your appliance and what product you should use.
Always Clear Out the Rubbish
Since we will spend more time at home, that means that the amount of waste that we produce will increase. However, it is never good to let trash sit for a long time so always clear them out at the end of the day. Leaving the bin full can attract pests, leading to diseases and infections. It is also not pleasant to have to smell that horrible stench every time you walk past the bin.
It is recommended that you keep separate bins for dry waste and wet waste. You should also never pile up your waste so empty it when it is full instead of cramming your trash. You should remember to clean the bin itself with water and soap to reduce the odour.
Clean the Air Conditioner Unit
Staying indoors, especially during the hot weather may result in us switching on the air conditioner unit a lot more often. While they help keep us cool, running the air conditioner unit run for long periods can result in the vents and ducts of the appliance getting clogged with dust and other debris.
We should regularly clean both the exterior and interior of our air conditioner units, especially the filters, to reduce the circulation of pollution. However, make sure to read the owner’s manual for your air conditioner to learn how to clean it properly. For example, some models of Mitsubishi air conditioners have a special Nano Platinum Filter that is easy to clean and does not have to be replaced frequently.