PREVENT FLOOR CONTAMINATION IN YOUR HOME
Updated: Apr 19
There is an area of your house that you don’t necessarily consider a contamination risk that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: the floor.
Floors are a top area for pathogens to thrive. Floors in the kitchen are close to food contact areas such as countertops and fridges. It’s easy for pathogens to transfer back and fourth between surfaces with all of the foot traffic and splashes that happen in kitchens.
Floor contamination has the potential to cause serious health issues, especially if you have young children who spend a lot of time on the floor. Having a clean floor is important for a healthy home. Here are some tips to prevent floor contamination.
AVOID BUCKETS OF WATER In the traditional mop and water bucket set up, the water can become dirty quickly. When you mop with dirty water you are essentially just spreading the dirt and germs around with your mop.
USE CLEAN MOP PADS
Always start with a clean mop pad and switch floor cleaning pads out as soon as they are soiled.
USE AN EFFECTIVE DISINFECTANT
Choosing an effective disinfectant is essential for clean floors. Choosing a non-toxic disinfectant that doesn’t negatively impact the health of your family is equally important.
CLEAN FREQUENTLY Clean your floors often, especially after preparing raw meat products. You never know when an unnoticed splash or drip could have occurred.
LEAVE YOUR SHOES AT THE DOOR Shoes can bring a plethora of unwanted germs into your home from the outside world. It’s best to leave them at your entryway.