Clean Your Home to Prevent Spreading Infections
Keeping your house clean and reducing the dust and dirt reduces the risk of your loved ones getting sick in the home.  Download the Fact Sheet

General cleaning

  • Focus on the most used areas of your home such as the family room, lounge room, kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Use a bleach solution to clean bathroom floors, countertops, toilets, sinks, and other surfaces. Chlorine bleach is effective in killing stomach viruses such as norovirus.
  • Go with gravity: Clean from top to bottom. Vacuum drapes and window treatments. Clean window sills and window wells. Then vacuum around the edges including the corners.
  • Don’t forget to clean high touch areas such as remote controls, light switches, computers including keyboards, etc. Germs can live on surfaces carrying them to the next user.
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture, or have professionally cleaned if needed. Move furniture and vacuum beneath and behind it. Remember the lamps, fan blades, and light fittings that can collect dust.
  • Wash interior windows.
  • Deep clean carpeting and hardwood floors or schedule professional carpet cleaning.

Bedrooms

  • Turn mattresses front-to-back and end-to-end to equalize wear. Remember to vacuum the mattress and the base (if you have one).
  • Wash or dry clean the bedding: mattress protectors, pillows, quilts, blankets, comforters.

Kitchen

  • Clean and organize your kitchen cabinets, paying particular attention to pantry supplies, pans, and equipment.
  • Pull the refrigerator away from the wall, and vacuum the condenser coils. For bottom-mounted coils, use a long, narrow brush to clean coils of dust and debris.
  • Empty the water container and wipe over with a bleach based solution.

Laundry

  • Check dryer exhaust tube and vent for built-up lint, debris or birds’ nests!
  • Remember to release the hot water pressure valves to as per the manufactures instructions

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