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Old age is when your body tends to become weak and isn’t immune to various infections. These infections can be caused by bacteria, fungi or virus, or even a mosquito bite. And handling infections in elder years could be challenging as you might be dealing with medication for other ailments too. So, in order to prevent yourself from illnesses, the most important thing to do is keep your house clean and infection-free.

Following tips can help in keeping your house and surroundings clean and hygienic:

Use a disinfectant to keep your house clean

Viruses are the most common cause of ailments including cough and cold, flu, and upset stomach. They are quite contagious and can spread through touch and air particles. Following measures can help you ensure cleanliness in your house:

  • Use a high-quality disinfectant cleaner mixed in hot water to keep floors clean.
  • Use a disinfectant air spray to keep air fresh and clean.
  • The humidifier can do wonders to destroy germs, especially in the rainy season.

Use disposable cloths and towels for kitchen

Damp kitchen towels and bath towels spread germs faster than you could imagine. It is wise to use disposable cloths and towels. Clean and dry kitchen napkins can help to keep the kitchen platform infection-free and thus prevent the spread of bacteria through food. Microfibre cloths are excellent for cleaning the kitchen platform as they do not absorb too much water and also last longer.

Make use of a vacuum cleaner

Using a vacuum cleaner can help clean dust particles accumulated on carpets, sofa sets and mattresses. Make sure the filters of your vacuum cleaner are working properly and change or clean them at regular intervals.

Keep your bathroom clean

The bathroom is the high-risk area for causing infections. Get your bathroom cleaned at least twice a week with a quality bathroom cleaner or hot water with detergent to keep the bathroom germ-free.

Use disinfectant wipes to clean the toilet seat to prevent the spread of infection. Keep separate towels for use in the bathroom. A hand cleanser should be used to keep your hands clean. Use a separate dustbin in the bathroom, if necessary.

Ensure that surroundings are clean

We obviously take good care of our house. But what about our surroundings?  Do we bother to keep it clean and tidy?  Unclean surroundings can also cause the spread of diseases and infections. Avoid littering your surroundings and use dustbins instead.

Install Mosquito nets

Install mosquito nets at the window to avoid the spread of malaria and dengue. Do not store water in tubs or buckets for a longer period of time as it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. You can also use mosquito repellents at home.

Water filters

Check your water filters if they are working properly. Change or repair them frequently to ensure safe drinking water. Always keep your drinking water tank covered. Avoid using plastic bottles and cans which aren’t BPA free.

Cleanliness is a culture and should be followed with utmost sincerity to keep diseases at distance. The above mentioned tips can help in keeping your home clean, tidy and infection free.

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