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How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home’s Doorknobs and Handles

 Disinfect Your Home’s Doorknobs and Handles

In our daily routine, we often touch doorknobs and handles multiple times without thinking twice. These high-touch surfaces can become hotspots for germs and bacteria, making it crucial to clean and disinfect them regularly. At Texas Cleaning Services, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy home environment. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you clean and disinfect your home’s doorknobs and handles effectively.

Why Clean and Disinfect Doorknobs and Handles?

Doorknobs and handles are among the most frequently touched surfaces in any home. This constant contact can lead to the accumulation of dirt, grime, and bacteria. Regular cleaning and disinfecting are essential to prevent the spread of germs, particularly in the cold and flu season or during a pandemic. By keeping these surfaces clean, you can significantly reduce

the risk of illness in your household.

Materials You’ll Need

To clean and disinfect your doorknobs and handles, gather the following materials:

  • Mild dish soap

  • Warm water

  • Microfiber cloths or soft rags

  • Disinfectant spray or wipes (make sure they are approved by the EPA for use against viruses and bacteria)

  • Rubber gloves

  • Small brush or old toothbrush (optional, for intricate designs or hard-to-reach areas)

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

  1. Prepare Your Cleaning Solution:

  • Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water in a bowl. This solution will help remove dirt and grime from the surfaces.

  1. Wipe Down the Doorknobs and Handles:

  • Dampen a microfiber cloth or soft rag with the soapy water solution. Wring out excess water to avoid drips.

  • Gently wipe down the doorknobs and handles, focusing on all sides and any crevices. Use a small brush or old toothbrush for intricate designs or hard-to-reach areas.

  1. Rinse and Dry:

  • Once the surfaces are clean, dampen another cloth with clean water and wipe away any soapy residue.

  • Dry the doorknobs and handles thoroughly with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent water spots and ensure a clean finish.

  1. Disinfecting:

  • Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands from the disinfectant.

  • Spray the disinfectant directly onto the doorknobs and handles, ensuring full coverage. If you’re using disinfectant wipes, thoroughly wipe all surfaces.

  • Allow the disinfectant to sit for the recommended amount of time specified on the product label. This ensures that it effectively kills any germs and bacteria.

  1. Final Wipe:

  • After the disinfectant has done its job, use a clean cloth to wipe away any excess product, if necessary.

Tips for Maintaining Clean Doorknobs and Handles

  • Regular Cleaning Schedule: Incorporate doorknob and handle cleaning into your regular cleaning routine. Aim to clean and disinfect these surfaces at least once a week or more frequently if someone in your household is ill.

  • Daily Disinfection: During flu season or a pandemic, consider daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces to minimize the risk of infection.

  • Hands Hygiene: Encourage everyone in your home to wash their hands regularly. Clean hands mean fewer germs transferred to surfaces.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your home’s doorknobs and handles remain clean and germ-free. At Texas Cleaning Services, we’re committed to helping you maintain a healthy and sparkling home. If you need professional cleaning assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide top-notch cleaning services tailored to your needs. Stay safe and keep your home clean!

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