Disinfecting our homes is important in helping us stop the spread of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria, and many of us have become far more aware of how easily germs can be spread in recent months.
High traffic areas are the places and items that are commonly touched by multiple household members every day. Therefore, these are the prime suspects when it comes to the potential transfer of germs from person to person.
Sarah Fozzard, Head of Home Hygiene at Zoflora says, “By disinfecting your home with Zoflora, you can be confident it will eliminate 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including the COVID-19 virus, whilst leaving your home hygienically clean and beautifully fragrant.”
To help with your cleaning and disinfecting routine, Zoflora has put together some tips about how often you should disinfect certain areas of your home.
Some areas of the home are used every day, and therefore require regular disinfection to keep them free from viruses and bacteria.
Sarah says, “Taps can harbour over 6,000 bacteria per square inch! Your sink may also be home to over 2,700 bacteria per square inch, so these items need a quick once over with your favourite Zoflora disinfectant every day. We also suggest wiping down kitchen worktops, taps, sinks, door handles and light switches on a daily basis.”
To eliminate 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, dilute 1 capful of your favourite Zoflora to every 400ml of water in your sink, a trigger spray bottle or a bowl, then use a cloth to wipe over surfaces with the diluted Zoflora. For effective disinfection, a 5 minute surface contact time is required.
Some areas of the home only need a weekly once-over to keep them hygienically clean and odour-free. For many of us, particularly if you have pets, our floors need to be vacuumed and mopped at least once a week.
Sarah suggests diluting Zoflora with water in a mop bucket to disinfect hard floors, eliminate odours and leave them smelling beautiful for up to 24 hours. It is important to remember to keep pets and children away from the area until floors are completely dry.*
Other germ hotspots to wipe down on a weekly basis include items such as desks, remote controls, keyboards, mobile phone cases, cupboard doors and bins. Make sure not to spray disinfectant directly onto electrical items.
It’s important to be realistic with your cleaning routine, so set yourself achievable expectations. Not many of us are going to clean out our wheelie bins on a daily, or even a weekly basis. However, germs and dirt in these areas do build up over time, and giving them a once over on a monthly basis will keep the job manageable.
Sarah Fozzard says, “Your car interior is another place to clean out and disinfect once a month. Research has found that our steering wheels are often a breeding ground for bacteria, with roughly 9 times more germs than you may find on a public toilet seat!”
Sarah suggests also disinfecting fridges, washing machines and showerheads on a monthly basis, all of which can be harbouring hidden germs.
To help, Zoflora has created a cleaning checklist to help you stay on top of your daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks. You can download it here: https://www.zoflora.co.uk/media/yenguzqd/zoflora-checklist-oct2020.pdf
For more information on Zoflora visit www.Zoflora.co.uk