Keeping your home clean is important to keep you and your family in a safe, organized, and pleasant environment, but it’s equally important to ensure that your cleaning process is healthy for you! In the hustle to take care of tasks, you may be tempted to overlook precautions when you’re cleaning, but here are some tips to help you stay safe while you’re looking after your home:
Rubber gloves are essential to protect your skin when cleaning with any type of chemical, especially those containing bleach. Harsh cleaning chemicals can irritate your skin, dry it out, and can even lead to burns. Plus, you can keep your hands away from any unsanitary grime by using a pair of rubber gloves.
Protect your lungs by wearing a breathing mask and using open ventilation during cleaning. Everything from bleach to dust can irritate allergies, carry toxic elements into your body, and even cause permanent damage.
Be cautious when using stepladders or full ladders for cleaning. Sometimes you need a boost to reach high shelves, ceiling fans, or the top of a closet, but a fall from even a few feet can lead to a serious injury. If you can, always have a spotter with you in case you should stumble. Never stand on a surface that’s not completely stable, and never face the handles of a step-stool behind you.
At Westside Maids, we always use safe cleaning methods to ensure the safety of our staff. If there are cleaning tasks in your home, enlist the help of professionals with years of service in cleaning homes throughout Katy.