House cleaning may not be the most enjoyable activity, but it is necessary to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and the transference of germs that can adversely impact the health of your family. However, often routine cleaning isn’t enough to rid your home of harmful pathogens. Cleaning involves the use of soap or detergent to remove surface grime, and in some cases, bacteria and viruses.
Sanitizing typically uses slightly stronger products or high heat to eliminate a greater number of germs and is ideal for smaller objects, like toys, remote controls, and phones, or frequently touched surfaces like kitchen counters and door handles. While sanitizing is often adequate for creating a safe and healthy environment for your family, in some cases, disinfection is necessary.
US Standard Products Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner can help you achieve these results. It’s especially important when you have a sick family member or for certain areas of your home, such as the bathroom, kitchen, or the baby changing table, that are exposed to microorganisms resistant to conventional sanitation methods. The key to a clean, healthy home is choosing the right products that are not only effective but safe for your family.
Common Pathogens in Your Home
Your home is a breeding ground for microorganisms. Although some are good for your microbiome, others are dangerous. Some common pathogens found in your home include:
- Escherichia coli
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Fecal bacteria coliforms
Choosing the Right Cleaners, Sanitizers, and Disinfectants
Although chemical-based cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants are crucial for eliminating communicable diseases, many active ingredients in these products can be harmful to your children and pets. Traditional cleaning products often contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which contaminate the indoor air quality in your home, contributing to respiratory disorders and potential neurological damage if used long-term.
Choosing less toxic alternatives, such as those from the US Standard Products Green Cleaning selection, ensures that your family is safe and your home is a healthy environment. US Standard Products cleaning products use high potency ingredients that are gentler on the environment and safer if they come into contact with your skin.
They do not contain any heavy metals, mineral acids, or chlorinated solvents. Choose US Standard Green All-Purpose Cleaner for the ideal daily cleaner to remove grime from your counters, desk, tables, and other frequently used surfaces. The cleaner won’t leave any residue and is non-corrosive.
To safely disinfect bacteria-infested surfaces, choose US Standard Products Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner. Use when mopping your floors weekly, or spray and wipe light switches, door handles, computer keyboards, and other areas that are known to harbor bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
Storing Cleaning Products Safely
While non-toxic alternatives to conventional cleaning products are safer for your home and family, it is still critical to store your products correctly to prevent spills or accidental ingestion. Keep all cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants in their original labeled containers.
Store them out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry place that is unreachable for children and pets; a separate lockable cabinet in your laundry, bathroom, or kitchen is ideal. If you suspect that a member of your family has ingested or been harmed by a cleaning product, contact the Poison Control Center or call 911 if they are displaying symptoms of acute poisoning.
Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Home
US Standard Products can help you ensure that your home is safe and healthy for your family with our range of high-potency, non-toxic home cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants. Contact US Standard Products on Facebook, US Standard Products on Twitter, or visit US Standard Products on our LinkedIn page to learn more about our company and the high-quality products we offer.