Saturday, May 16, 2020

Things To Do - Clean High Touch Areas

Person cleaning stovetop with rubber-gloved hand and cloth

OK, this does not sound like a fun activity, but it is an important one, and you should be doing this daily in addition to your regular home cleaning routine.

What are high touch areas?
Think of them as places you and others in your home leave lots of fingerprints. Here are some common examples:

  • Door knobs
  • Light Switches
  • Water faucet handles
  • Toilet flush handle
  • Remote control
  • Telephone
  • Keyboards and keypads
  • Counter tops 
  • Drawer and cabinet pulls
  • Refrigerator door handle
  • Microwave door handle
  • Table tops

What cleaning equipment do I need?
Disinfectant spray or wipes that contain ingredients to kill 99.9% of germs on hard surfaces
Soapy water (a few drops of liquid dish soap in a cup of water) is equally effective.

How do I clean these surfaces?
In a word, thoroughly. Be sure you wipe vigorously. Get into all crevices and be sure to wipe off all exposed surfaces.

WARNING:  Never spray or wipe liquids on electronic devices such as phones or computer keyboards. Follow manufacturer directions. It is generally safe to spray cleaning products onto a soft lint free cloth just until the cloth is damp, and then use it to gently wipe the device.

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