When cleaning your homes or workplaces, you put yourselves at an added risk while doing so. Cleaning-related accidents are among the leading causes of injuries, according to sources. The good thing is, a few safety measures may not only lessen your chances of injury and accidents, but these may also cut down the amount of time it takes to methodically clean your respective places.
Below are some safety tips when cleaning your homes and even workplaces.
• Check pipes regularly for water damage.
• Clean yourself up after cleaning.
• Clear the clutter.
• Discard the rags used with chemicals during the cleaning process.
• Dispose any leftover and used cleaning solution immediately and properly.
• Encourage household members to put their things away after they are finished using them.
• Ensure sufficient lighting to be able to see discarded sharps and other hazardous things.
• Keep appliances and machines clean and in good working condition.
• Keep one hand free on the railing side of the stairway whenever you are using the stairs.
• Keep your cleaning supplies away when you are finished.
• Do not allow a bucket of water or any cleaning solutions to sit unattended.
• Do not leave cleaning containers open.
• Do not mix chemicals for any reason (e.g. tile cleaning chemicals).
• Do not operate electrical cleaning tools near an open bucket of water or any other area of water, such as a laundry tub.
• Do not use gasoline to clean anything.
• Read carefully and follow the directions and safety precautionary statements on the household cleaners that you are going to use.
• Secure cleaning products away from the reach of children and pets.
• Secure electrical and telephone cords.
• Use proper equipment and materials that is right for the job or task. For instance, materials for upholstery cleaning should not be used in other types of fixtures.
• Ventilate rooms before you clean.
• Wear rubber gloves to avoid contact with chemicals.
According to experts, the most common injuries at home usually involve some type of fall. You may perhaps lose your balance, slide over something, or trip onto a wet area by accident. It is extremely important that you are focused on the task at hand. Getting easily distracted or thinking or worrying about something else while cleaning will increase your chances of getting into accidents.
Other potential hazards in your homes when you clean are the cleaning materials that you use. In some cases, the products used to keep a home clean may result in serious health risks. As a matter of fact, the chemicals used when cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, furniture, and floor appear to be especially toxic. For example, while strong chemicals may be effective at pet odor cleaning, the ingredients found within these products have been linked to respiratory and cardiovascular health risks. That is why more and more companies are inventing “organic” cleansers and advocating their use since they purportedly do not pose the same hazards that chemical cleaners impose.
Overall, to guarantee a clean house and health of all household members, you should be sure to keep these basic safe cleaning tips in mind.