When it comes to cleaning our homes, some of us absolutely enjoy doing it, while the rest of us simply dread all the different chores
For certain Malaysians, it's already become a habit to spend a couple of hours a week cleaning their homes. However, others may find themselves too busy (or lazy) to even sweep and mop their floors.
But regardless of how much time we spend cleaning our homes, did you know that there are still many unlikely areas at home that are havens for bacteria and germs? :O
The toilet is one of the prime spots for germs to grow, from the floor area around your toilet bowl to the tap, sink, and the bath towels you leave hanging to dry. While many of us dread cleaning the toilet, it's important to pay extra attention to it, especially if it's a shared space in the home.
Kitchen Sink and Countertops
While you may do your dishes every day, that doesn't mean your kitchen sink is automatically clean. In fact, it may be teeming with germs if you don't scrub it down. Plus, the countertops where you prepare your food might harbour bacteria, so make sure to clean them after every use.
From your electronic gadgets like phones, laptops, keyboards, and tablets, to shared items like remote controls, gaming controllers, and keys, these are havens for yeast and mould if not cleaned often.
Beddings, Pillowcases, and Comforters
If possible, you should wash your sheets weekly, because they can accumulate dead skin cells, dust mites, and other pathogens over time. For comforters, you can send them for dry cleaning once every few months.
Switches, Handles, and Doorknobs
When it comes to cleaning our homes, we spend a lot of time on bigger surfaces, and often forget small things like doorknobs that we actually touch a lot on a daily basis. The next time you clean your home, just spend an extra five minutes to wipe down all these surfaces with disinfecting wipes.
In collaboration with health technology company Medklinn, we wanted to discover how kotor Malaysian homes actually are.
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Having a clean home is extremely important, because it helps protect you and your loved ones from dust and illness-causing pathogens
A cleaner home usually translates to falling sick less and fewer allergies. Plus, it'll make you feel happier and more comfortable. :D
Besides regular forms of cleaning and sanitising, one way to take care of your home's hygiene is by sterilising it
Cleaning by sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming can help remove dirt, dust, and other particles from the surface at home. On the other hand, sanitising or disinfecting will get rid of bacteria and harmful viruses.
However, the safest option of all is sterilising your home continuously 24/7, which will not only kill all harmful microorganisms but also provide added safety, keeping you and your loved ones protected for a longer period of time.
Health technology company Medklinn has portable sterilisers that keep the air and surfaces in your home clean
Thanks to Medklinn's patented Cerafusion technology, it replicates nature's sterilisation process by producing Active Oxygen consisting of controlled levels of ozone and negative ions. Active Oxygen eliminates 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, allergens, mould, bad odour, and other toxic substances.*
The best part is that Medklinn's Versa 45 and Versa 25 sterilisers are small, lightweight, and low maintenance. All you have to do is power it up by plugging in a USB cable or a power bank, and it will sterilise the air and surfaces of whatever room it's placed in.
* An independent microbiology lab test conducted by Monash University showed a significant reduction in harmful microorganisms after using Cerafusion technology.
Make sure to stay tuned for the results of our 'How Kotor Are Malaysian Homes?' survey!
In the meantime, you can find out more about Medklinn sterilisers on their website.