Monday, May 29, 2017

Have You Been Cleaning All Wrong?

Which Cleaner Do I Need?

How many times have you asked yourself this question as you walk up and down the aisle at the store…which cleaner do I need? There is no denying that choosing the right household cleaner can be a tricky task. Choosing a cleaner that satisfies your cleaning needs is essential to keep you and your family happy and healthy. Keep in mind, though, that not all cleaners are created equal and they do not all clean the same way.

 What Does “Kills 99.9% of germs” Really Mean?

Although there is some truth to this statement, the popular implication of a near-perfect clean is not always as advertised. The one-product-cleans-all approach is no guarantee that you’ll eliminate all the germs you’re after. Instead, take control of your clean by spending an extra minute to actually read the label on the product. By law, disinfectants are required to list the microorganisms they have been tested for and found effective against; so knowing what you are trying to eliminate will be useful.

Potential Pathogen Playgrounds

Once you have identified the right cleaner for the job there are spots in your home you may want to focus on. As you know, cleaning every inch of your home just isn’t doable. To further decrease health risks here are some commonly missed spots in the home to pay special attention to:

·         Phones (cell and landline)
·         TV remotes and gaming controllers
·         Bathroom mirrors
·         Faucet handles
·         Computer keyboards
·         Stair banisters and handrails

Household Cleaners Aren’t Perfect

Being aware of germ hideouts in your home and available products for microbe management can make a major impact, but neither can promise an illness-free environment. 

When it comes to health care for everyone in your home, don’t compromise. With ChoiceOne Urgent Care, a partner of Gwinnett Medical Center, you don’t have to. You can receive convenient, personalized and comprehensive care for whoever catches the bug. Whether it’s a fever, a stomach ache or even the flu, the dedicated team at ChoiceOne Urgent Care will ensure that you receive thorough care from the moment you walk through the door.