Where To Disinfect To Protect Your Home

According to the Society for General Microbiology, some bacteria can divide every 20 minutes under the right temperatures.  In certain cases, it only takes 10-12 hours to show symptoms after germ exposure. Today, illnesses like the flu and coronavirus have everyone curious about how to better protect themselves. Use Ace’s disinfectant guide to help fight germs this flu season.


In the kitchen, the places that need to be cleaned with a disinfectant are cutting boards, coffee makers, handles on cabinets, refrigerator, stove, microwave handles, countertops, and the kitchen sink. These spots in your kitchen are touched most often, especially during the cooking stage.


When cleaning the bathroom be sure to pay extra attention to the drains, faucets, and floor area around the toilet. When storing items in the bathroom place things such as toothbrushes, face cleaners, floss, and even the towels in covered places.

Home Office

Your home office is a place where germs collect on the most inconspicuous surfaces. Computer keyboards, the mouse, tabletop, desk phone, and the office supplies laid out on the desk are not an exception. Dusting them off will not be enough. Use an all-purpose disinfectant to truly clean those surfaces.

Personal Items

Your day-to-day items are also full of bacteria. Think about your keys, cellphone, wallet and money, lunch boxes, and the bottom of a purse/bag. These items are collecting all the bacteria you’re trying to wash away. Do not neglect these items when it comes to disinfecting. Use Lysol wipes to clean your things in a stress-free manner.

Taking the time to disinfect these areas of your home, will make your environment healthier and help you keep the illness bugs at bay.

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