Health

Is your kitchen totally germ free?

A shiny surface may not necessarily be 100% germ-free. We help you clean up the kitchen thoroughly to prevent diseases.

Our house is indeed very precious to us. It is our refuge against the world, and our private sanctuary. However, keeping the house pristine at all times is a challenge unto itself. Try as you might, it seems like you fight a losing battle against dirt, dust, pests and more importantly, germs.

Of all the areas in the house, the kitchen and bathrooms are hotbeds of germ activity. Both these areas remain warm and humid, creating ideal conditions for the proliferation of germs. The kitchen, in addition to suffering wetness from water splashes, also experiences food spills, pests, dirt, dust and invisible germ attacks. The kitchen must be kept clean at all times because we cook our food here, and an unclean environment increases the chances of food contamination.

But wishing for a clean kitchen is only the first step – are you sure your kitchen is really clean and free of germs? The following sections present you with a handy checklist for types of hygiene and kitchen cleaning practices to follow in your daily life:

  • It all starts with the floors. The kitchen floor is an area of high contamination, because a lot of food and water splashes on it all day. Start kitchen cleaning by sweeping the floor using a broom and then mopping it using a solution made from an antibacterial liquid mixed in clean water. Mopping the floor with this disinfectant solution eliminates the possibility of germ spread and fungal activity on the floors.
  • The kitchen counters need a lot of attention. You chop and sort vegetables, cook your food, serve your meals and do so many other food-related things on the prep and cooking counters. The cooking tops can get contaminated with food spills and contact with food ladles. Pretty soon, the counters begin to attract germs and these can transfer to your spoons, plates and glasses. Prevent infections by spritzing antibacterial cleaning solution on the counters and giving them a brisk wipe with antibacterial wipes.
  • Clean the kitchen sink twice a day. Start and end your day by cleaning the kitchen sink. The sink remains wet for the major part of the day, and it gets dirtier through the day as you pile plates and cooking utensils in it. This encourages a lot of bacterial activity, which is then transferred to your hands, cutlery and crockery if the sink is not cleaned regularly. Use kitchen gel to wash your plates and spoons, and give the sink a brisk cleaning with antibacterial liquid after the dishes are washed.
  • Use antibacterial hand soap in the kitchen. The final step in kitchen cleaning is to keep a bottle of hand washing soap near the sink. Make sure to wash your hands every time you wash the dishes or before handling food. Clean hands do not contaminate food or other surfaces.

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