At our professional home cleaning services, we place great emphasis on safety when conducting our spring cleaning in Sydney and elsewhere. Our cleaners understand the risks associated with this exercise, such as, injuries from back complications, falls on slippery floors as well as asphyxiation from inhalation of harmful fumes. If you are undertaking spring cleaning by yourself, you should be cognisant of these risks as well. Here’s our valuable home cleaning safety tips to keep you secure while you go about cleaning your house.
It is important to take due care when walking on wet surfaces lest you slip, fall and get a serious injury in the form of sprained ankle or broken arm. By extension, this would mean restricting your kid’s access to the room, which is currently undergoing spring cleaning to spare them from the risks of injuries, which might occur. Domestic cleaning tools that might cause a slippery floor include detergent solutions as well as soapy water.
Ladders and step stools will be necessary to offer you increased height when cleaning windows, ceiling or higher shelves. An unsteady ladder does not allow you to balance properly while conducting domestic cleaning; a fall from a ladder can be quite devastating when you are far high above the ground. You need someone to hold the ladder and steady it for you while you climb it. For greater stability, wear non-skid footwear and ensure that ladder rungs are not wet. Avoid leaning excessively on one side of the ladder as this will shift the weight to one side hence making the ladder or step stool unstable.
You should be wary of the various home cleaning chemicals because some of them may produce toxic fumes that can leave you with health complications, such as, asphyxiation, stomach complications as well as skin conditions. For example, mixing bleach and ammonia is a no-no because can emit dangerous fumes. You should open all windows in the room to enhance air supply and avoid intoxication by the nasty fumes emitted. Wearing rubber gloves can help avoid skin problems that include dry or cracked skin.