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How to Clean & Disinfect Your Living Room

How to Clean & Disinfect Your Living Room

The living room is often labelled the heart of the home. The clue is in the name: “living” – it’s where family, pets and friends gather, as well as often being the place to relax and unwind.

 

The living room is arguably the most used room in the home, gathering all sorts of germs as well as a lot of dust and allergens that can start to settle if not cleaned frequently. Here’s Lysol’s guide to looking after your living room, so that it’s clean, freshened and disinfected for you and your guests.

 

How to clean & disinfect a living room checklist  

 

Keen to ensure your living room is as clean and tidy as can be? Take a look at our checklist below for all the tips and tricks you need, thanks to Lysol. 

 

How to clean & disinfect your soft surfaces

 

Soft surfaces such as your couch and throw pillows are hotspots for dust mites. We would recommend running your vacuum over any areas you can to pick up as many dust mites as possible, then sanitize and disinfect using our Lysol Disinfectant Spray. This will kill 99.9% of bacteria on your big soft surfaces and deliver odor control, leaving behind a light fresh scent that you like:

 

Step 1: Pre-clean surfaces prior to use of Lysol Disinfectant Spray.

Step 2: Hold can upright 15 to 20 cm from surface. Spray until fabric is wet**

Step 3: Leave untouched for 10 minutes to disinfect then allow to air dry

 

**DO NOT use on leather, rayon fabrics, silk, rayon acetate or satin fabrics. As a good practice for any product on fabrics, advisable to test on a hidden area.

 

How to clean & disinfect your soft surfaces

 

How many times does someone in your family open or close a door, on and off the light switches? We need to be conscious of germs on doorknobs and light switches for two main reasons: firstly, due to the amount they get used every day. And secondly, because four out of five illness-causing germs are spread by hands![1]

 

Both of these facts mean doorknobs and light switches have a high concentration of germs that could start spreading, particularly if you have family members or guests that are sick. With our guide, find out how to disinfect the commonly touch surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, shelves and other living room surfaces

 

Step 1: Pre-clean surfaces prior to use of Lysol Disinfectant Spray.

Step 2: Hold can upright 15 to 20 cm from surface. Spray 3-4 seconds until covered with mist.*

Step 3: Leave untouched for 10 minutes to disinfect then allow to air dry

 

[1] https://www.med.umich.edu/ice/info.html

 

How to wipe down the TV remote and other electronic devices

 

 

As your TV remote is passed around your living room from person to person, so are the germs that lurk on its surface. To clean and disinfect your TV remote, simply wipe it down with Lysol Multi Action Cleaner. To clean other electronic devices, simply follow the steps below:

 

Step 1: Disconnect or remove its batteries.

Step 2: Dilute 3 capfuls (60ml) of Lysol Multi Action Cleaner: 1 Liter of water.

Step 3: Apply to surface with a cloth, leave for 5 minutes on surface before wiping away

 

How to sanitize and disinfect your floors

 

One of the best ways to decrease the number of germs that are brought into your home is to take your shoes off. Microbiologist Charles Gerba conducted a study that suggests there is a common occurrence (96%) of coliform and E.coli on our shoes.[1] This suggests there is a high chance that fecal matter is being trodden through our home, which can be extremely dangerous – particularly if we have a baby that is still at the crawling stage!

 

When it comes to cleaning your living room floor, you should spend extra time to vacuum under surfaces and behind the sofa as these areas can collect a lot of dust over time. Our Lysol's Multi-Action Cleaners will allow you to sanitize and disinfect it, too.

 

Here are ways to use our Lysol Multi-Action cleaners:

 

General Cleaning:

 

Step 1: Dilute 3 capfuls (60ml) : 1 Liter water.

Step 2: Apply to surface with mop until thoroughly wet.

Step 3: Wipe with a clean mop immediately

 

Disinfection / Stubborn Stains:

 

Step 1: Apply undiluted on surface /dilute 3 capfuls (60ml) : 500ml on surface with mop until thoroughly wet.

Step 2: Leave for 5 minutes on surface before wiping away with a clean mop

 

How to clean and disinfect living room

 

Use Lysol Max Cover Disinfectant to spray the targated surface, making sure to cover the whole targeted surface in order to disinfect it thoroughly. However, always check the product directions to make sure that it is suitable for the sort of material that you own.

 

Please note: Always use Lysol products as directed on the label.

 

There you have it. Next time you want spend time with your family in the living room, set yourself at ease by ensuring you have sanitized and disinfected the essential areas of your living room.

 

[1] https://www.ciriscience.org/a_96-Study-Reveals-High-Bacteria-Levels-on-Footwear