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The Importance of Wiping Down Surfaces

Posted on December 18th, 2018

Cold and flu season is on the rise — and it’s essential that you take precaution. Whether it’s your kitchen counter top or the desk at work, every surface has germs and harmful bacteria lurking, which can ultimately get you sick. If you’re not sure where to start or how to take precaution, then keep these important facts in mind:


Deep Cleaning Works

When it comes to removing germs and harmful bacteria, there are a few different ways to get the job done. However, just because you’re wiping down a surface doesn’t mean that you’re getting rid of sick-inducing particles.

If you’re looking to conduct a deep cleaning, then you’ll need some antibacterial products to get the job done. Just note: if you’re sanitizing surface that you prepare food on, then you’ll want to only use non-toxic, non-harmful products — since many chemical-based products can linger after cleaning and latch onto food, which is extremely dangerous to your health.

Do it Often

Cleaning the surfaces in your home a few times a month isn’t ideal since it will just give harmful pollutants the change to linger, and grow even stronger. If you’re looking to really make an impact, then you’ll clean some of the most-used surfaces more than once a week. Of course, if you happen to wipe down surfaces once a day, then it could be a bit excessive — but you’ll be making a more significant impact to ward away from germs.

Don’t Neglect Other Surfaces

Just like a counter top, light switches, keyboards, smartphones and car steering wheels (to name a few), are covered with the same harmful bacteria and germs that you’ll find lingering on flat surfaces.

If you’re looking to stay in the clear, then it’s essential to wipe and disinfect these popular spots, too. However, use your discretion when cleaning these objects/areas, since a chemical-based liquid can cause irreversible damage and danger (we’re looking at you, light switches).

When you need some assistance in the areas of plumbing, heating, or cooling, please contact Plumbing & A/C Medic today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians!

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