Many people think that simply tidying up their home is enough. However, there is a major difference between simple cleaning and disinfecting your home. There are many areas around your home that harbour harmful bacteria and germs that can make you ill.

So today, we’ll be discussing the importance of disinfecting your home and why it needs to be done regularly. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important to disinfect your cleaning tools such as sponges and cloths before using them on your surfaces.

Furthermore, you want a product that not only disinfects your home but also keeps your house smelling fresh. Fortunately, all Zoflora products are multipurpose cleaning aids that kill 99.9% of germs and leaves behind a pleasant fragrance.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five reasons why it’s important to disinfect your home and which Zoflora product is best to use in summer.

1. Where Bacteria Breeds the Most

Do you love a warm cosy home, especially during the wintertime? Well, so does germs and bacteria. In moist and warm environments bacteria can multiply every 20 minutes. In just eight minutes you will have millions of bacteria breeding on your surfaces.

One of the biggest breeding grounds for bacteria is in your bathroom. The toilet, bathtub and sink are common places for many types of bacteria such as E-coli. Your sink alone can hold up to 100,000 germs per square inch. If you flush your toilet without closing the lid, germs can travel as far as six feet and land on your surfaces and your toothbrush. That’s gross, right?

The only way to kill microorganisms around your toilet bowl, sink and bathtub is to use Zoflora.

Pick your Zoflora fragrance of choice to clean your bathroom. You can use the Zoflora concentrate on your floors, windows, door handles, walls and any place where bacteria breeds the most. Simply follow the directions on your Zoflora packaging. Or refer to our previous articles to learn how to dilute Zoflora for various uses such as mopping or washing basins.

2. Disinfect Your Home Because Your Health is Important

The most important reason as to why you should disinfect your home is to protect your health. The human body contains bacterial cells such as probiotics that promote a healthy gut by helping you digest food.  

However, sometimes you can accidentally consume harmful bacterium that can cause illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, cold sores and the flu. That’s why it’s imperative that you disinfect all surfaces regularly to protect you and your loved ones from consuming harmful bacteria.

Disinfecting homes has become more serious now more than ever before given the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, Zoflora has proven to be the best cleaning aid to kill the COVID-19 virus on all surfaces. Don’t compromise on your family’s safety. Use Zoflora to keep your home virus free.

3. What About the Outside of Your Home?

Summer is the best time of year for outdoor events. Organising a braai by the pool when the sun is shining bright is something most South Africans do. But bacteria and viruses aren’t simply found inside the home. These microorganisms can be found breeding outside your property too!

Just look at your bin lid for example. There are over 1 million harmful microorganisms growing on the surface of your dustbin per square centimeter. What about the garden furniture and braai area? These outside areas are often overlooked when cleaning.

If you don’t want viruses or germs to breed in your outside entertainment area then the best way to keep it free from these microorganisms is to clean the area with Zoflora.

You’ll love that there are Zoflora fragrances that are perfect for summer such as Pink Grapefruit or Lemon Zing.

4. Bringing In Bacteria and Viruses from Other Places

You can bring viruses and bacteria home with you. That’s why it’s extremely important to disinfect all items that you touch regularly such as the following:

  • Door handles
  • Smartphones
  • House keys
  • Lunch tins
  • Remote controls
  • Gate remotes
  • Cupboard handles

Before you start touching the surfaces in your house when you arrive home from work, disinfect all items that you have on you with Zoflora. Then wash your hands thoroughly. This will prevent the spread of harmful germs and viruses in the home.

5. Keeping Your Work Station Germ Free

Did you know that your office desk can harbour up to 20,000 germs per square inch? It’s also the ideal breeding ground for many types of harmful bacteria. If you eat at your desk then you’re even more susceptible to attracting microorganisms.

Use a clean cloth and your favourite Zoflora spray to wipe down your desk and any items on the table that you touch regularly. This way you’re less likely to bring harmful bacteria home with you after work.

Why You Should Disinfect Your Cleaning Tools

The last tip of the day is disinfecting your cleaning tools. If you use dirty cloths and sponges to clean surfaces you’ll simply be spreading germs around. The average cleaning sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet bowl.

Put all your cleaning tools in a bucket of warm water and throw one or two capfuls of Zoflora concentrate into the mix. Let your cleaning tools soak for an hour before rinsing them off and leaving them out to dry. Your cloths and sponges will be germ-free after soaking them in a solution of Zoflora and water. It’s that easy!

Final Thoughts

Have you used any of our Zoflora products yet? What has your experience been like? Let us know what your favourite Zoflora fragrance is and why by leaving a comment below. We’re always happy to hear from our readers.

If you haven’t tried Zoflora yet, there are many products for you to pick from on our online store. You’ll simply love all the fragrances we have to offer. Which one will you pick?