How to Sanitize a Room

Sanitization in any room is crucial for one’s health. Whether it is a living room or a hotel room, cleanliness is to be expected because if it’s not present, there could be serious health consequences. The matter of the fact is that sanitizing a room does not have to be as torturous as one may think. With the right cleaning supplies and techniques, one can thoroughly sanitize a room according to the situation. In this article, you will learn how to sanitize a room, some of the most commonly used household items that work very effectively for sanitizing a room, sanitizing techniques, the importance of detail orientation during your sanitizing job and certain sanitizing standards for common germy situations.

Which Products to Use

The household cleaning supplies that you choose is really up to you. You will need an all purpose cleaner, an antibacterial cleaner, and bleach. You should also consider purchasing gloves, sponges, scrubbers and cleaning cloths in order to sanitize the surfaces. Any type of disposable glove is recommended, as some of the chemicals used can be harmful to your skin.

Sanitizing Techniques

For a good maintenance clean, an all purpose cleaner will be your best option. However, if you are doing your thorough sanitizing clean of a particular room, you may want to use some of the specialized products such as bleach in order to sanitize the area well. By doing daily (or at least every other day) maintenance cleans, you will eliminate daily germs and make your big day of sanitizing much easier.

Although every part of the house should be cleaned, you should pay attention to the areas where you notice an accumulation of dirt, grime, or mold. For most of your products to work well while sanitizing the area, you will need to pour or spray on the products to the area and leave it there to soak in for about two minutes. Once the dirt is gently softened, you can then clean the surface with water or an all purpose cleaner to fully remove the stained areas.

The best way to disinfect any surface such as a sink, countertop or floor is to mix a solution of household bleach and water in equal portions. Once you have applied this solution, you should then rinse the area with water and dry it. For more delicate surfaces such as granite countertops, using household items like whitening toothpaste can do wonders for such a surface. Wood surfaces are prone to housing germs, as they are particularly porous. In order to disinfect this surface, you should scrub the area with hot water and any type of liquid soap. Once the area has dried, you can then spread a solution of either bleach and water or a disinfectant cleaner over the area. Make sure you let the disinfectant cleaner sit for at least two minutes before wiping dry.

Pay Attention to Detail

When sanitizing a room you will need to clean it from head to toe. Every little corner counts, as over time one neglected spot could turn into a recurring area for unwanted germs and disease. Places that we often overlook while cleaning are the most common places for germs to lurk. These often are: doorknobs, telephones, light switches and lamps, televisions, remote controls, among others. By forgetting to sanitize one of these areas in your home, you could be opening the door to unwanted germs.

When to Sanitize

Sanitizing a room is quite time consuming, considering all of the details that one must fuss over. However, with mini daily cleaning sessions, one can hold off on a major sanitizing session. However, some instances where sanitizing is absolutely necessary is if there has been an accident involving blood such as cutting oneself in the kitchen or bathroom. Likewise, after cutting raw meat (especially on wooden countertops) one should sanitize the area. If someone has been sick in the family, all of the rooms should be sanitized to avoid a further spreading of such germs. Keep yourself, your family, and visitors healthy by sanitizing your home at least every two weeks with frequent mini-cleaning sessions.

*Biotrauma does not endorse these methods in regard to crime and trauma scene decontamination. All serious incidents should be remediated by experienced certified professionals with hospital-grade disinfectants. Any incidents involving blood/body fluids and/or concerning a death should be addressed by professionals of this sort.

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