Cleaning and disinfecting the whole house become more serious than ever before since the attack of coronavirus that has left the whole world paralyzed; flights are canceled, schools are closed, businesses are shut down, and families are told to stay indoors.  

In the ongoing battle against the germs and viruses during clean-up, things can be frustrating as these microbes and bacteria can be everywhere, and humans are so incapable of seeing where exactly they are. The only thing that is to do to surely kills them is to half a thorough and comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting all around our area. These bacteria and viruses are a potential carrier of different diseases and illnesses including the COVID-19.  

There several trusted cleaning services in Burnley that you may contact if you want to have quicker, more efficient results. But, if you prefer it on your way, consider these cleaning tips to kill household germs and viruses faster.  

What do you need to kill them? 

Forget your ordinary soap and cold water, but consider using hot water instead. Hot water with a good anti-bacterial soap effectively removes grime and dirt that results in getting rid of germs. A cleaner-disinfectant is also a better alternative as it is effective in cleaning both the kitchen countertops and the bathroom surfaces.  

Cleaning and disinfecting are two different tasks. Cleaning, on the one hand, removes away the visible dirt that may remove some bacteria and viruses; however, the main goal of cleaning is to wash away visible grime and dirt. Disinfecting, on the other hand, focuses on removing these microbes and not on the visible dirt on the surface. Disinfecting needs to follow cleaning, and never otherwise.  

How to make a disinfectant? 

To make a cheap but effective disinfectant, mix a gallon of water with 3 teaspoons of bleach. Note: if you are using bleach, do not mix other ingredients such as vinegar and ammonia.  

Apply the solution on the surface and leave for 3 to 5 minutes. Dry the surface with a towel or let it dry through the air.  

Aside from the bleach in your home, you can also use ammonia and vinegar separately mixed in water, as well as hydrogen peroxide if you do not have any of those that were mentioned. If you want a more organic ingredient for your disinfectant, you can use a baking soda mix with water at a 1:1 ratio or sprinkle the baking soda directly on the surface before leaving them overnight.  


Chemical and disinfectants bought in the market need to be used with care. Try not to inhale the chemicals used awhile using as it can effectively cause hazards in your health. Also, do not forget to wipe the surface clean before you put food on them just like your countertop to make sure that there is no chemical residue left on the surface. 

Disinfecting becomes easier as there are many different alternatives to make a DIY disinfectant rather than buying some chemicals in the store. In these times of COVID-19, there is a need to always remain disinfected and clean even in the house.