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Sanitize And Disinfect Your Home – healthEhabitats

November 10th, 2014 by Toomas
















As the holidays approach we are preparing for a festive season of parties and dinners in our homes with friends and loved ones! The weather is cooler so we button up our windows and doors to keep the winter chill out and increase heat to keep our “toesies” from getting too cold.  Of course, no one wants a dirty home when guests arrive so we scurry to our local grocery stores in search of cleaning products that will make our homes sparkle and smell lovely.  Sounds blissful…right?

Unfortunately, the combination of all these activities can actually introduce unwanted problems into our homes and upon our families. The flu season is upon us and we are bombarded with news of various infectious diseases from MRSA to Enderovirus to Ebola.  More than ever our activities keep us indoors and with focus on energy efficiency, there is little to no ventilation in our houses and apartments.  Off the shelf cleaning products, full of toxins and VOCs, are used improperly thus causing a false sense of security AND introducing chemicals and by-products to our loved ones…

Toomas Niemann, President / CEO of healthEhabitats™, states, “The majority of infectious diseases commonly found in our homes and in public places are nosocomial in nature, meaning they are transferred via “touch”. Unknowingly, we touch our faces, including our eyes, nose, and mouth several times every minute.  A comprehensive home sanitizing program in parallel with sound hand hygiene practices are our best allies during the winter sick season.”

Cleaning and disinfecting are not the same thing. Cleaning removes germs from surfaces – whereas sanitizing and disinfecting actually destroys them. Cleaning with soap and water to remove dirt and most of the germs is not enough. You may want to consider disinfecting for an extra level of protection from germs. While surfaces may look clean, many infectious germs may be lurking around. Since germs can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, it’s essential to properly and frequently sanitize and disinfect the high touch surfaces in your home from kitchen countertops and faucets to bathroom showers, fixtures, door handles and more. The use of a residual germ-barrier treatment will minimize germ and virus population and drastically reduce risks of infectious disease transmission.

In the Kitchen:

Did you know…there is 200 times more fecal matter on counters and surfaces in the kitchen than on a toilet seat?

Germs that cause foodborne illness can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands from cutting boards, utensils, counter tops, and food. Over 90% of shopping carts at supermarkets have tested positive for fecal matter which then gets on our food items and grocery bags, then into our cars, and finally on our kitchen counters and in cabinets and refrigerator.  

In the Bathroom:

Did you know… every time you flush with an open lid, bacteria sprays into the air and around your toilet?

Scientists at Leeds University tested the air above toilets and found that the germ, C. difficile, which causes violent bacteria and vomiting, can be spewed up to 10 inches above toilet seats with every open flush. These germs were found on the sides of the toilet, on the top, and on the floor—even when the toilet wasn’t in use. In other words, even an unoccupied, open bowl can spread bacteria.

Our Spray’nGOTM sanitizing system and Germ-Barrier Treatments provide peace of mind by effectively sanitizing surfaces without the use of harsh chemicals and providing a long-term continuous yet passive solution to surface health.  Safe and non-toxic, it is also certified to be used on food contact surfaces without requiring a rinse! We apply our germ-barrier treatments to high touch areas and surfaces throughout the home to continually break down bacteria, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).   A routine cleaning program, similar to those offered by organizations such as Teresa’s Home Cleaning, is the foundation of a healthy home.

For added protection and security, there is healthEhabitats! Whether you have symptoms of poor health or you just want to live in an environment that supports strong health and well-being, ourservices are ideal for you and your family.

A healthy home starts here,TODAY!
Want to find out what is lurking in your home?

When it comes to our health, prevention is the best medicine.
Contact a healthEhabitats Environmental Expert or call us at 1.877.861.3662 to schedule a healthEhome evaluation to test your home’s air, water and surface quality.


About Toomas

Toomas is the CEO at healthEhabitats. He has earned a degree in Environmental Science and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994.

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