Top hygiene tips to consider when designing your home
Hygiene in the home is more of a concern than ever. Follow these tips to see what changes you can make.
The recent pandemic has made a lot of homeowners think about the hygiene levels in their home. Other than just general cleaning solutions, there are other ways you can invest in a more hygienic home and we’ve got some top tips below.
Invest in a touchless tap
Infra-red taps are often seen in social spaces to avoid cross-contamination in public bathrooms. However, they have made their way into households all over the country for a hygienic bathroom solution. While certainly an investment, infra-red taps are especially useful as they allow you to wash your hands without having to touch the tap, which is perfect for large families or for guests bathrooms for visitors.
Installing hygiene tech in your kitchen
The kitchen has become the hub of the home more than ever before. It’s where we work, eat, home school and much more. When designing your kitchen consider incorporating hygienic appliances and technology for a contemporary space.
The best way to get peace of mind when it comes to cleaning is to make sure you are killing bacteria. Fisher & Paykel’s DishDrawer™ dishwasher has a sanitise mode which raises the temperature during the rinse phase to kill 99.9% of bacteria when washing dishes. You can also invest in self-cleaning ovens and washing machines to minimise bacteria growth.
Anti-bacterial kitchen surfaces
Kitchen worktops are a playground for bacteria and making sure they’re kept clean is vital. Did you know you can invest in kitchen work surfaces that have anti-bacterial qualities? For example Bushboard Omega worktops have an anti-bacterial surface collection that is food-safe and destroys 99.9% of bacteria, within just 24 hours. Free from nano-particles, there is no danger to humans or the environment, as well as being combined with the properties of laminate, it prevents the growth of mould and bacteria.
Pay attention to household hygiene
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Whether it’s cooking, cleaning, laundry, or caring for your pets, there are also some golden rules for household hygiene that should be regularly carried out. These include focusing on germ hotspots such as the kitchen, dining table and toilet. Wash reusable cloths at 60˚C or disinfect them after each use, rather than using single use paper towels.
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