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Disinfect Your Home After Illness Naturally

May 25, 2024

Disinfect Your Home After Illness Naturally

The Dirt on Germs: How to Clean Up After Sickness Strikes

As someone who loves a good scrub-down, I know how satisfying it is to transform a grimy space into a sparkling oasis. But when you or a family member has been laid up with a nasty bug, the thought of deep cleaning your entire home can feel downright exhausting. Trust me, I’ve been there.

However, I’m here to let you in on a little secret: disinfecting your space after illness doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. In fact, with the right strategy and a few handy products, you can nip those germs in the bud and reclaim your home’s cleanly crown. Ready to get to work? Let’s dive in.

Sanitize Your Sanctuary: Tackling Bedrooms and Linens

We all know germs love to lurk in our bedrooms – after all, it’s where we spend a good chunk of our time. So when someone in your household falls ill, this is ground zero for your disinfecting mission.

First up, strip those beds! Wash all sheets, blankets, and pillowcases in the hottest water recommended on the care labels. OxiClean™ Laundry & Home Sanitizer is my secret weapon for removing stains, odors, and a whopping 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just follow the instructions and let those linens come out sparkling clean.

But don’t stop there – plush toys and pillows can also harbor all sorts of unwanted guests. Toss any machine-washable items in the spin cycle, and for the ones that can’t brave the washing machine, use that OxiClean™ Laundry & Home Sanitizer to spot clean. Don’t forget to wipe down the mattress, bed frame, and any other hard surfaces in the room while you’re at it.

Disinfect the Details: Tackling High-Touch Surfaces

Alright, now that your sleeping sanctuary is squared away, let’s move on to the rest of the house. According to the CDC, certain viruses can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours, so it’s crucial to give high-traffic areas some extra attention.

Break out the OxiClean™ Daily Clean Multi-Purpose Disinfectant and get to work on countertops, tables, doorknobs, faucets – heck, even the remote control! Wipe down every nook and cranny, even if the sick individual didn’t directly touch it. After all, better safe than sorry, right?

Oh, and don’t forget about those toys! Kids are notorious germ magnets, so make sure to disinfect all their playthings with a good spray or by tossing washable items in the machine. And while you’re at it, consider steaming any carpets or rugs to kill off any lingering bugs.

Breathe Easy: Purifying the Air

Now that you’ve tackled the surfaces, it’s time to turn your attention to the air. According to the experts, viruses and germs can linger in the atmosphere long after the sick person has recovered. So, let’s get to work on that too!

First, throw open those windows and let some fresh air circulate. The sunlight and breeze will work wonders to clear things out. Then, grab that trusty OxiClean™ Disinfectant Spray and give all the rooms a good once-over. Just mist it around and let it work its magic.

And if you really want to take things to the next level, consider renting a steam cleaner for your couch and other soft furnishings. The high heat will zap any lingering bugs and leave your home smelling as fresh as a daisy.

Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Maintaining a Germ-Free Home

Whew, we’ve covered a lot of ground here! But remember, keeping your home disinfected isn’t a one-and-done deal. It’s an ongoing process, especially during cold and flu season.

Make sure to keep up with regular handwashing (20 seconds minimum!), and consider stocking up on some handy hand sanitizer for those in-between moments. And don’t forget to disinfect any high-traffic areas on the regular – your Adam Cleaning crew will be happy to lend a hand if you need it.

With a little elbow grease and the right cleaning tools, you can effectively banish those pesky germs and keep your home a happy, healthy haven. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to work!

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