How to safely disinfect your home this Christmas

14th December 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of slowing down and the Omnicron variant continues to spread, it’s important that we do everything we can to minimise the transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses, especially as the festive season is fast approaching.

With households mixing, people seeing their friends and families in busy spaces such as bars, and shopping centres getting busier than we’ve been used to in the last two years, the risk of transmission is certainly higher.

And whilst washing your hands, wearing a mask and giving people space will reduce the spread of infectious and harmful germs, keeping our homes clean during the festive period is just as important. So, we’ve put together a few tips on how to keep your house safe and sanitised this Christmas.

Tidy, clean and then disinfect

Contrary to popular belief, there is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. For example, when you clean a kitchen counter you’ll be removing any debris or crumbs, and when you disinfect your kitchen worktop you’re killing the germs and bacteria on the surface. Find out more about how disinfectant works.

You should take a three-step approach. Tidy up any items that aren’t where they belong, wipe down (clean) the surfaces to remove any crumbs or debris and then spray and wipe (disinfect) with a microfibre cloth. You should do this on any table tops, kitchen surfaces, bathroom furniture and shelving.

Use a disinfectant that works

If you want to limit the spread of germs such as coronavirus, you need to make sure the disinfectant you use is actually effective at killing coronavirus and other viruses such as Influenza and Hepatitis.

X-Mist Ultimate All Round Room Sanitiser is BS EN 14476 accredited and eradicates germs such as coronavirus, and moulds and fungus. Find out more about X-Mist Ultimate All Round Room Sanitiser in our brochure.

Don’t forget those high-touch spaces

When it comes to disinfecting areas of your home, the kitchen sides, tables and bathrooms are the obvious choice, but it’s easy to forget those high touch areas such as door handles, kettles, plugs and switches.

If you’re hosting Christmas dinner or having a festive party, you’ll likely have several people touch door handles, bannisters and more, so it’s best to wipe these surfaces down as well, but don’t worry, you can do this after everyone’s gone home.

Make sure to sanitise these areas as often as you can. X-Mist Hand and All Surface Sanitiser is perfect for quickly disinfecting those high-touch areas, and contains softening ingredients that are gentle on the skin and hands. You could even have a few cans of X-Mist Hand Sanitiser available for people to use when they’re at your house.

Can you spray disinfectant spray in the air?

X-Mist All Round Room Sanitiser works by being sprayed into the air. Great for living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms, X-Mist sanitiser lasts up to seven days, and offers a quick and easy way to disinfect a room after you’ve hosted a gathering, and will even get those hard to reach areas. To use our Room Spray, simply follow these instructions:

  • Remove people, pets and aquatics from the area to be treated.
  • Place the can on a clean cloth and in a central location.
  • Close all windows then press and lock the total release valve button.
  • Exit the area and close the door.
  • Wait at least an hour before returning, and ventilate as necessary (i.e. open doors and windows).
  1. If you’re the designated driver this Christmas, or travelling with family and friends, keep yourself safe by using X-Mist Vehicle SanitiserFind out how to properly disinfect your car in our guide.

Order X-Mist Disinfectant in time for Christmas

As we continue to navigate the festive season during this ever-changing landscape, disinfection has become a means of prevention to help combat infection, disease and viruses.

To do this, you need a suitable antiseptic disinfectant spray that packs a punch and can last for days, not hours. Order your disinfectant from X-Mist online today.