People automatically have their pre-notion or judgment about you just by looking at your physical appearance. Just a mere five-second look at you and people can already come up with some theories about you or your lifestyle. Though they’re not entirely accurate, the way you look and how you smell will speak for you, whether you like what they exude or not. Thus, your personal hygiene would always say something about you.
It’s April and summer is just around the corner. But before thinking of the best place for a summer getaway, it’s time to get one thing out of the way – spring cleaning. Like you, a lot of people sigh at thought of this “general cleaning day”. Yes, we do house cleaning every now and then the whole year round, but spring cleaning is one fine day when we get to rid of all the house clutter, rearrange stuff, and probably throw a garage sale or donate some things. With all the stuff that needs to be done, where to begin? What tips will make spring cleaning a breeze?
For a more organized life, we resort to various sorting or identifying means. One of which is the color-coding method. Whatever we do and wherever we go, color-coding seems to be present. At an intersection, we stop at the sight of red light, and hit the gas once the light turns green. During birth announcements, blue tells us it’s a boy, and pink tells us it’s a girl. When making coffee, red tells us that the water is still being boiled, and green means it’s ready.
Every year, since 2006, there has been a salmonellosis epidemic in the United States. Salmonellosis is an infection caused by salmonella, disease-causing bacteria which are transferred from non-humans to humans. They enter through the digestive tract. Ingestion of large numbers can cause disease among healthy adults. Infants and children, though, are more susceptible, as they can easily be infected through ingestion of small amounts.
There can never be enough emphasis put on the importance of hand washing. Hand washing removes dirt, soil, and microorganisms that are health risks. Hand washing, when done properly and frequently, can prevent cross contamination and disease transfer.
Microfiber is a strong and lint-free synthetic fiber that highly attracts, much like a magnet, dust particles. This makes microfiber mops an effective tool for cleaning, even on a microscopic scale.
Using microfiber mops eases cleaning chores. More dirt attracted means lesser need for strenuous scrubbing. These mops are also super absorbent, holding more liquid without dripping. Less water is required to clean a room, making them environment-friendly. And although they cost more than the average mops, a lot of people still prefer using them because they’re long-lasting and economical to use, lasting up to 3 years when properly cleaned. So to extend the service life of microfiber mops, how do you properly clean them?
The holiday season is over, and after spending a lot of time cooking for loved ones and guests, it’s time to clean the oven. If you’re a restaurant owner, then you or your cleaners should roll up those sleeves.
Thorough cleaning means sweeping and mopping the floor. However, repeated washing of mops to cover an entire area can lead to dirty mop water. Mop water is extremely filthy. It can immediately be filled with bacteria and contaminants that come from the floor transferred onto the mop. Mold and mildew can also thrive in mops. Moisture serves as a good breeding ground for mold. This is why mops that are not properly washed and dried have this musty smell.
Dirty mop water, when not handled and thrown properly, can lead to cross contamination and disease contraction. Thus, it is important to know how and where to use them, and how to properly dispose of them.
Cross contamination has been an issue in many industries, especially in food and health care. Cross contamination happens when bacteria is transferred from one surface to another, and usually occurs on food or people. Once this happens, illness and food poisoning would soon follow. One major contributor to this is inappropriate hygiene or the lack of it, and incorrect cleaning practices. Both seem to have easy solutions as they’re both easy to teach, but the hard part comes when conscious effort lacks.
Statistics reveal that 1 out of 3 people do not wash their hands after using the public toilet. Not to scare you off or to sound like a person with OCD, but can you imagine how filthy door knobs can get? Microorganisms can thrive in door knobs of public toilets due to unhygienic practices. Who knows what bodily wastes and fluids door knobs contain? There’s also the risk of contracting diseases like H1N1, Hepatitis A, Influenza, and Meningitis. Although studies show that ATMs or computer keyboards are dirtier than restroom doorknobs, the fact that not everyone washes their hands after using the toilet is enough reason to not just rely on strict cleaning schedules alone.