Spring Cleaning Safety Tips – Don’t Get Hurt On the Job

It’s that time of the year again, where we clean our house from top to bottom getting ready for spring. It is such a great feeling to have the house looking fresh and clean. Make sure you get to enjoy the experience by not getting hurt during the actual cleaning. Implement the tips below for a safe spring-cleaning.

Open The Windows

This is especially important when using cleaning products that contain chlorine or ammonia. The fumes these products create should not be inhaled. The best way do avoid any danger is to keep several windows open at all times, or if you are working in a room without windows, leave the door wide open and consider putting a small fan inside to get the air circulating.

Don’t Mix Cleaning Products

You have probably heard this before, but it is worth repeating: Don’t Mix Cleaning Products. They contain various chemicals that can create dangerous chemical reactions if you combine the wrong products. Stick with one product and get the job done. Usually all it takes is a little soaking and some elbow grease.

Wear Gloves

Scrubbing the tub with harsh chemicals can do a lot of damage to your hand if you don’t protect them properly. Wear gloves while you clean whenever it is possible. Not only will it keep your hands from drying out and getting scuffed up, it also prevents chemicals from being absorbed through the skin.

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Most cleaning accidents happen because of stepstools or ladders are in the way, wet slippery floors or buckets and rags lying in the floor. Be aware of your surrounding while you clean. Pay a little extra attention before you walk across the tile floor and check if it is still wet. Avoid leaving buckets of water sitting around. They are a drowning hazard for a small child.

Pace Yourself

You may be tempted to work as fast as you can to get the job done. Make sure you pace yourself and take frequent brakes. Don’t let yourself get to tired. If you are exhausted, you are much more likely to get hurt. Stop for the day and pick up where you left of the next day.

Safely Store Your Cleaning Products When You Are Done

After a hard day of cleaning, it is very easy to leave a cleaning product out on the counter. It is just as easy for your child (or pet) to get a hold of a bottle of bathroom cleaner that has not been stored away. Take a few minutes at the end of your cleaning day and make sure all cleaning supplies are accounted for and back in a safe spot.