Did you know that the kitchen tap is the second most heavily contaminated site in the Australian household? A study carried out by the Hygiene Council in 2009 revealed that 80 percent of kitchen taps swabbed for bacteria were heavily contaminated. Understandably, the kitchen cloth was the dirtiest.
Would you fail an independent cleaning test if your home was tested? How often do you clean? With winter and the flu season just around the corner, we thought we’d remind you of the importance of maintaining good hygiene practices around the home to ensure the health and wellbeing of your family.
According to the Australian Medical Association, washing your hands regularly and covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing are some of the simple few practices that, if incorporated into daily routine, can make all of the difference warding off winter influenza. These are good ways to limited your germs spreading around the home.
However, think about all the areas around the home where bacteria can manifest all year round, let alone at winter time, and require regular cleaning. Kitchens, bathrooms and toilets, lounge rooms and bedrooms. These are obvious, but what are some of the lesser known places? Remote controls, telephones, fridge handles and door handles are all places that people forget, but still used a number of times a day. Do you clean these?
Orange Power has a number of environmentally responsible products specifically formulated for the different surfaces around your home, without using harmful chemicals.
Here are some top tips for cleaning this cold season:
- Wash your hands when you come home, before and after eating and after going to the toilet.
- Keep kitchen benches, sinks and taps clean from germs with Orange Power Multi Purpose Cleaner
- Be considerate when coughing or sneezing and wash your hands afterwards.
- Keep bathrooms and toilets clean with Orange Power Bath, Shower and Tile Cleaner as these areas are frequently used and need regular cleaning
Hopefully you enjoy our fresh smelling, Australian made and owned cleaning and air freshening products. Happy cleaning!
The Orange Power Team