Change in seasons is a common cause of bringing out the deep cleaner hidden within ourselves. As soon as summer comes to an end, It is time to switch our wardrobe, swap comforters with warm blankets, and get our houses cozy and warm.
As far as the winter of 2021 is concerned, we must say that we are in a completely different territory as we are going through a drastic impact of Covid-19 outbreaks.
If you are looking for the best fall deep clean, here’s a checklist to help get your home into tip-top cleanliness.
Difference between Sanitization & Disinfection:
First, we need to understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
Cleaning removes dirt and grime, such as when you sweep salt and dirt off the porch from boots that have carried debris with them.
Sanitizing kills bacteria from a surface. This happens when we do laundry or use a cleaning product. It’s important to note that products must be used according to their instructions, including the amount of time they need to sit wet on a surface. Not all cleaners are disinfectants, in which case you are sanitizing a surface.
Disinfectants are synthesized cleaners and their purpose is to kill 99.99% of germs, bacteria, and viruses. If you are concerned about disinfecting, rather than just sanitizing, look at the label and follow the instructions precisely.
Making a Checklist:
Room by room, top to bottom is the standard protocol for cleaning companies. Following this pattern in your own home will help you detail your home more like a professional. This may also be the time when you determine the level of clean you want – does the surface need to be simply wiped free of dust or will it be touched and therefore require sanitizing or disinfecting? Cleaning must always happen first, and a list will keep you from cross-contamination or from forgetting areas.
Importance of Deep Clean:
Winter holidays often include hospitality. Consider what areas may need pre and post-cleaning with visitors in mind. What do you need to communicate in helping guests feel comfortable? What needs to happen to help you and your family stay safe and comfortable during and after guests’ stay?
If you aren’t hosting guests, think about things you have to clean to keep your home feel fresh while doors and windows are closed. Think about areas that could cause airborne allergens, such as air vents, or where mold could grow.
Deep cleaning can be a project for the whole family, especially because it only happens a few times a year. Set a timer or otherwise hire try a professional deep cleaning service to do the hard work for you.