1. Shower curtains

Many people neglect to take down their shower curtains periodically for washing.

That’s the accumulation of body oils, fluids, etc that has splashed off your body. You can disinfect and make a bathroom sparkle. Our Janitorial Supplies are a great place to start.

2. Door handles and light switches

Door handles and light switches are a part of everyday life. Over time grime and dust builds up leaving light switches and handles not very welcoming to use. Also, think about how many people may have touched these areas that have cold and flu symptoms or not washed there hands after going to the toilet. Majority of people contract a viral infection after touching handles and light switches.

3. Your can opener

Can openers always get forgotten or at least the blade does. The blade on can openers comes into contact with not only the can itself which has bacteria from the external environment but the internal content. Making sure the blade is clean after every use reduces bacteria build up and rusting.

4. Not just the toilet bowl

You really need to take the toilet seat completely off every now and again – every 6 months minimum to clean the sludge that accumulates around the screws and fittings. Ensure you wear the appropriate rubber gloves.

5. Mattress

When you change your sheets you should vacuum that your mattress and suck out any dead skin, pet hair and pathogens that gather. Also, we all know to wash the fitted sheet. But below that, mattresses sometimes have another removable cover, wash that too.

6. Overhead fans

Ceiling fans gather a lot of dust. You don’t want an unexpected snow shower of dust when you turn it on. Use a dusting wand for those hard to reach areas.

7. Pet or Child height

Always keep in mind low-level areas such as door frames and settees. Children and animals may rub up against these areas with dusty fur or dirty hands.

8. If you’re a gamer, think about this

This is for all the video gamers out there, please clean your gaming equipment.

Get some disinfecting wipes and clean down your controllers. Clean your keyboard about twice a year, if you eat at your computer clean it once a month. Clean your mouse about twice a year. Disinfect your mouse and keyboard once a month, it will help you get sick less. Dust your electronics once a month, it will help keep them from overheating and last longer. Clean your headset once a month, your hair oil is slowly sticking to it and that allows it to grab dust, it gets really gross. At least once a year, remove your gaming electronics from their tables and shelves to dust and clean down the area.

9. The ice maker on your fridge

Clean out your ice maker in your fridge regularly as bacteria can build up here. This is the same as a water cooler if you do not keep it clean it can harbour a lot of bad bacteria.

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