We often think things are cleaner than they actually are, on a surface level if we think everything is wiped down we are happy to leave it at that.
However we need to regularly do a little bit extra to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep our homes clean and safe. The air inside your home has ten times more bacteria than outside. Bacteria loves living indoors where it is safe and won’t be disturbed so it is vital we stay on top of it.
Washing machines are a perfect place to start. There are many places bacteria love to settle. After your washing is complete, take out your clothes and leave the door open for a couple of hours. If the door is closed immediately it doesn’t not get the chance to dry out and the damp air inside causes horrible odors that stick to your ‘clean’ clothes on the next wash. The filter in your washing machine is often a tangle of fluff, hair, dirt and grime. Follow the manual instructions to remove the filter and soak in a antibacterial and sterile water solution and scrub with an old toothbrush to remove stubborn dirt.
Regularly cleaning the filter from dishwashers is vital and be sure to top up with salt. Take the jet off and give them a thorough soak in hot soapy water. A final hot rinse cycle will freshen up the whole machine and once it is over leave the door open the fully dry out. Don’t put up with that old dishwasher smell on your clean plates and glasses!
Changing bins is often a last minute thing, so it is important to make sure you give it a good clean when you can. Next time you take out a bin bag, take the bin outside and use an antibacterial spray around the outside and inside. Top up with boiling water to ensure it has a good rinse and allow to dry outside. The fresh air will blow away all the grimy air that lives in the bin meaning you kitchen will be much fresher for it!
If you need a little extra help in getting your home ready for summer, try our ‘Spring/ one off clean’. See our example list of what we can include and each one can be tailored to suite your needs. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help.