Tips For Sanitizing Your Home
Well cold and flu season is here and it is time to find tips for sanitizing your home. If there was one thing I heard several times a day when I was in nursing school, it was “Hand Hygiene”. We washed our hands or used hand sanitizer and over throughout the day. The number one way to spread germs is through personal contact, so good hand washing technique is imperative in the battle against germs. When you are at home, there are so many surfaces that are breeding grounds for germs. I found some of the most common places germs hang out and the best way to get rid of them.
- Kitchen Sink: Did you know your kitchen sink is more germs ridden than your toilet bowl? Yuck! When you think about it, it makes sense that the sink is a spot for germs. For example, if you eat chicken, you are supposed to rinse it before cooking it. Well, if you are rinsing that in the sink, the possibilities for salmonella are great. The best way to disinfect it is to rinse down a mistier of bleach and hot water. This will also help if you have fruit flies.
- Toothbrushes: Your mouth is full of bacteria and when you brush your teeth, those bacteria transfers to your toothbrush. To compound the problem, we typically put the toothbrush upside down into a holder that is the perfect place to let your brush get covered in germs. The best advice is to rinse the brush before and after you use it with hot water and then let it air dry.
- Mattresses: When you lay on your mattress, you will leave sweat and dead skin behind you. Even with the highest thread count of sheets and mattress covers cannot shield your mattress. Another visitor we hear a lot about is dust mites, who feed off human skin, so a mattress is the perfect place for them. It is recommended that you replace your mattress every 8 years, but who can afford to do that, especially if your mattress has a 10 or 15 year guarantee? You can vacuum your mattress regularly and that will help a great deal, but it won’t sanitize it. IN order to do that, you need to amp up your cleaning routine. Verilux is a company whose main goal is to help you clean and sanitize your home. By using a cutting edge UV light technology, Verilux has been helping consumers clean and sanitize their homes.
Cleaning With UV Light
Until I connected with Verilux, I had not heard about cleaning with UV light. This innovative technology is really interesting and studies show that it is extremely effective in killing germs and bacteria. For more than 30 years, medical facilities, food processing plants and water treatment plants have used UV sanitizing technology. Using this same technique, the light from the CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum ($129.99) gets to the membrane of the germ and kills it. This technique can be used in any area of your home. This product was recently featured on the popular television show “The Talk”. What I love about this product is how nice it makes everything smell! Not only does the CleanWave cleans and sanitizes, it also deodorizes as well. Both my husband and son have terrible allergies and my husband is highly allergic to mold. The CleanWave also protects against even the most harmful of viruses, including MRSA. This hearty virus can be deadly if not caught in time, and the CleanWave stops it before it can make its presence known in your home. If you don’t need to take advantage of the powerful sanitizing properties of the CleanWave, you can use it as a powerful hand held vacuum. This little sucker (hee hee hee) has a stronger vacuum than my upright and is so great for those spills or hard to reach places For healthy and safety reason, I am thankful for the CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum.