Cleaning House? Remember These Safety Tips

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Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 15:58 [IST]
 
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Cleaning your house is a must. You might either do it yourself or hire a domestic-help to do it for you. When you are cleaning your house, you have to be very careful. A small blunder can put you at the risk of an accident. So, use the right tools and equipments to make sure that the house cleaning is a safe task. If you are a home cleaning freak, here are few safety tips to keep in mind.

House cleaning safety tips:

House Cleaning Safety Tips

Be confident:
Make sure that you can do the cleaning. There are few nooks and corners where you cannot reach easily. So, before climbing the ladder or a stool, see that you can handle your body and balance your weight while cleaning. For example, cleaning fans or lights can be a tricky task. So, make sure that you can reach the height easily and clean without harming yourself.

Equipments: Pick up the right equipments for the task. Before cleaning the house, see what all equipments are required. Make sure you do not pick up too many equipments. Choose multi-purpose tools that can be handled easily and helps you in your task too. This is one of the most important safety tips to keep in mind before cleaning your house.

Gloves: You have to protect your soft hands from harsh chemical products. Keep this cleaning tip in mind the next time you plan to rub off dust from your house. Harsh chemicals and bleaches can not only make your palms rough but also burn the skin. Pointed equipments can cut the skin thus creating trouble for you. To clean your home safely, wear a pair of gloves every time.

A helper: Never clean the house alone. This is one very important safety tip that can prevent you from facing accidents. It is especially applicable when you are doing something that requires a helper. For example, you would require a helper when you are cleaning a chandelier or a tube light. This is because you cannot keep bending down to pick up the tools. A helper would be of great use when you cannot do the task alone.

Soapy water: While using soapy water for cleaning, be very careful. If the water falls on the floor, mop it immediately. You can face an accident if you leave the soapy water on the floor while cleaning the house. So, keep this safety tip in mind whenever you clean your home. This is the most crucial tip to follow if you have a slippery floor made of tiles or marble.

Be careful with pointed items: If you are cleaning a pointed item in your house, be very gentle. Have patience. Use your hands gently and be careful so that you do not get a cut on your skin.

Apart from these safety tips, you need to have patience while cleaning your home. Doing anything in a haste can distract you and cause an accident. Take your time while cleaning and do not be in a hurry.

Story first published:  Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:54 [IST]
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