Germs are everywhere and to some degree are an essential part of life. But some can be a pesky pain, so we have some ways to beat household germs for you and a really interesting infographic which may surprise you!…
Keeping household germs at bay will help to keep colds, flu, and other infectious illnesses from spreading amongst your family:
- The most important way to stop germs is to wash your hands with liquid soap and water. Make sure you wash the front and back of your hands and between your fingers, then rinse in warm water and dry thoroughly. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water is not available.
Always wash your hands after using the toilet, changing a nappy, coughing into your hands or blowing your nose. You should also wash them whilst preparing food and before you eat.
- Your home may be housing all kinds of nasty germs, so make sure you clean and disinfect bathrooms and toilets at least once a week, wash flannels, bathroom towels and bedsheets in hot water, vacuum your mattresses every few months and wipe up any spills immediately. Replace sponges and dishcloths regularly and use separate cloths for floor cleaning, washing up etc. Clean and disinfect your rubbish bins and fridge weekly too.
- Looking at the infographic below, it is surprising to see that toothbrushes harbour the most germs. This is because toothbrushes are often kept near the toilet, and flushing the loo with the seat up sends a fine spray of mist that can contaminates them. Store them in the bathroom cupboard, and replace regularly.
- Make up a cheap and effective disinfectant by mixing no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water. Apply, leave for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly and leave to dry.
We hope you find these tips and infographic from Bosch useful, please do let me know of any other tips you may have.