Bacteria and germs in your home can create a host of problems. Keeping your home clean is more than just aesthetics, it is also about keeping it healthy for you, your family, and your guests. Here’s a professional house cleaning checklist for your maid to help you know what to clean and how often to help reduce the spread of germs and disease.
Cleaning Checklist for Maid In the Bedroom
Used sheets and pillow cases should be washed about every week to two weeks in hot water to kill bacteria. Blankets and comforters, as well as any other bedding that doesn’t have direct skin contact nightly can be washed monthly, or even just thrown into the dryer for a refresh to kill any germs.
Wipe high-touch areas with an antibacterial cleaner; including light switches, door frames, knobs, handles, flat surfaces, and more. Dust can hold onto germs, so dust as often as you need it – usually about every ten days.
Cleaning Checklist for Maid In the Bathroom
Towels should be replaced and washed every few uses. Use hot water to kill germs and dry the towels completely. Clean your bathroom, including floors, every 1-2 weeks depending on the frequency of use. Use a disinfectant cleaning product in the bathroom to kill germs and bacteria. Be careful to not mix chemicals and use different cleaning cloths for the toilet than you do for the sink and shower/tub.
Remember to wipe high-touch areas; including light switches, door knobs, and even door frames, keeping in mind that a disinfectant should be used.
Cleaning Checklist for Maid In the Kitchen
Kitchen towels should be washed immediately if they have come in contact with raw meats. Other towels should be replaced with fresh ones every few days to limit exposure to germs. Sponges can be boiled or microwaved for a few minutes to kill bacteria.
Wash the sink with a cleaner when you expose it to raw meat, and don’t allow food particles to stay in the sink between uses.
Cleaning Checklist for Maid in Other Areas
Carpets should be vacuumed weekly with a focus on heavy-traffic areas. Dirt can easily be transferred from shoes and paws to just about anywhere in the house, so consider a no-shoe policy and area rugs or runners near entrances.
And don’t forget to take into account those high-touch areas throughout your home and wipe them clean. This often includes banister/handrails, electrical switches, and appliances. Clean tile and hardwood floors every few weeks, or more often if you see dirt or grime.
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