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Jul 27, 2020

Beware of Germination Home Invasion

Our bodies are not the only thing that needs to stay clean and germ free. Our home faces World Germination too! Don’t let the enemy sneak into your camp. Fight germs like bacteria and viruses that try to infiltrate your home! 

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

Just because you clean your home, doesn't mean that it’s germ free! Cleaning involves removing soils and loose dirt on surfaces and objects. These are mostly substances that can be seen. Disinfecting, on the other hand, eliminates the unseen harmful substances that may still remain even after we clean these surfaces and objects. But there is no need to worry! With the right strategy and the right weapons, it is not hard to win against World Germination!

Where Do They Hide?

The Different Battle Grounds of Germs 

Germs follow wherever you are. Take note of the areas in your home with high traffic and surfaces that get touched a lot. 

Disinfect These Areas Daily:  

  • Doorknobs

  • Drawer and Cabinet Handles

  • Table Tops

  • Chairs (Seat, Backrest, and Armrest)

  • Kitchen Counters

  • Bathroom Counters

  • Faucets and Faucet Knobs

  • Toilets (Seat and Handle)

  • Light Switches

  • TV Remote Controls    

  • Game Controllers

  • Computer Mouse and Keyboard

  • Laptop    

  • Electronic Devices

Pick your weapon

What to use and when to use it.

There are different disinfectants out there that serve each item or surface you clean. Here are some that you can use.

  1. Vinegar
    This all natural disinfectant contains acetic acid which gives it antimicrobial properties that make it great for killing mold. Since vinegar is a natural substance, it is ideal to use these in the kitchen or in cleaning kitchen items instead of poisonous chemicals that could harm our cooking materials and areas that may come into contact with our food. Vinegar is also ideal in cleaning glass and stainless steel without leaving streaks. For areas that are prone to getting mold, use vinegar to eradicate those fungi. For tough jobs, you may use pure vinegar. But for milder cases, mix 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar for an effective cleaning solution.

  1. Hydrogen Peroxide
    Stains can be a pesky thing to remove. Whether they are stains on carpet and cloth or on tiles, ceramic surfaces and the floor, these stains can attract bacteria and germs. Hydrogen peroxide will do the trick! It is great at eradicating tough stains on tiles, ceramic surfaces and the floor! Just prepare a cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix it in a gallon of water. Hydrogen peroxide works well in busting out stains too! All you have to do is douse a cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and rub it against the stain. Then you will see the stain transfer from the cloth/rug to the cotton swab.

  1. Lemon
    The acid in tart fruits like lemon sanitize and disinfect non-porous surfaces (glass, plastics, metals, and varnished wood), and reduce bacteria on hard surfaces while leaving a pleasing lemony scent!

  1. Soap
    For a milder solution to disinfecting, use good ‘ol soap and water. The lather of soap is able to bind with dirt and oil so that it can be washed away when you rinse it with water. Usually meant for cleaning, use a soap that disinfects too! Hygenix Germicidal Soap has your back! A bucket full of warm soapy water can clean and disinfect floors, countertops, and other surfaces.

  1. Alcohol
    Rubbing alcohol is a versatile solution that can do various jobs from polishing to disinfecting. Grab your trusty Hygenix 70% Anti-bacterial Solution Isopropyl or Ethyl to clean and disinfect various surfaces, objects, sinks, computer mouse and keyboard, laptops, phones, doorknobs, windows, and stainless steel.
    Using a 70% anti-bacterial alcohol solution is the best means to disinfect electronics. Other solutions may prove to be harmful for these devices.
    Alcohol can also remove some ink and permanent marker stains, remove stickers, and disinfect shoes.
    Always have your alcohol ready since it is the solution that can be used on most surfaces that need disinfecting in the home. This can be your all in one weapon against World Germination!

Ready, Fight!

Begin the battle by gearing up. Wear gloves to protect your hands from germs like bacteria and viruses that try to escape. These gloves must be discarded after each use. If a reusable pair of gloves is what you chose, you must dedicate each pair to the area that it cleans to minimize the spread of bacteria. For example, the gloves used for cleaning the kitchen should not be the same gloves used to clean the bathroom.  Reusable gloves must be immediately washed and disinfected after use so as not to propagate the germs you try to eliminate. Don’t forget to prepare rags and your weapon of choice too. Pick a disinfecting solution that best suits your needs and addresses the surface or objects you plan on cleaning.

Start by cleaning then proceed to disinfecting. It is important to remove loose dirt before attacking the unseen enemy. Wipe the dirt off with a damp cloth first. Then, proceed to cleaning with a disinfectant to annihilate all the germs that plague your home! 

Disinfecting properly is the only solution to end World Germination. By following our strategy and choosing a powerful weapon, you can kill the germs that invade your home and prevent them from festering or growing! Put a stop to World Germination and protect your home!  


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