WHICH ITEMS IN YOUR HOME YOU NEED TO DISINFECT?

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Remote control

Computer keyboard

Phone (plus case)

Tablet (plus case)

Door knobs/handles

Drawer pulls

Worktops

Fridge/cupboard doors

Kettle

Coffee maker

Dishcloths/washing up brushes/floor mops

Toys

Soft furnishings

Banisters

Backs of chairs

Light switches/taps

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Get your jewels sparkling again

If your best jewellery comes out only occasionally, you’ll probably  find that the gold has tarnished. (When you wear jewellery, it’s constantly being rubbed against your clothes and skin, which keeps the tarnish at bay.) #

And the purer the gold, the less it tarnishes as it’s the other metals mixed in that discolour.

To get everything sparkling again, soak in lemon juice or use a proprietary gold cleaner such as Town Talk Exquisite Jewel Sparkle.

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Aggie MacKenzie – Channel 5 – 8 pm Sunday 22nd March 2020

Aggie MacKenzie presents this groundbreaking documentary on Channel 5 – 8pm Sunday 22nd March 2020.

At a time when Britain has never been so health conscious, this programme tests just how clean our homes really are and shows how to battle that bacteria with a proper deep clean. 

We might think our homes are spotless but a closer look will expose the hordes of bacteria and germs lurking everywhere we touch.  Many kitchen sinks contain more bacteria than toilets and the truth about pillows is truly horrifying! 

We’ll show the shocking truth that lurks beneath, looking in every nook and cranny to expose the dirty truth – from rotting food buried under the fridge to the piles of dust and grime on top of cupboards. 

In this one-off documentary, cleaning experts and scientists reveal what is hiding in plain sight in our kitchens, bedrooms, lounges and bathrooms.  The experts will be led by hygiene expert Aggie MacKenzie, micro-biologist professor Val Edwards-Jones, and GP Dr Amir Khan

They will show the best ways to tackle bacteria, which methods and products are the most effective and why.  Dr Amir will explain what these potentially harmful germs do and how they can make us ill.  

As the team work their way around a family home there’ll be cleaning tips and useful hacks to wipe out those lingering germs. 

How To Deep Clean Your Home, on Channel 5, Sunday 22nd March at 8pm – produced by Mentorn Media part of the Tinopolis Group

Quick fix for a carpet stain

When you need to tackle a stain on a carpet or upholstery straightaway and don’t happen to have any specialist products to hand, a splash of vodka or gin often works.

To be safe, check a hidden area first for colourfastness.

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Take care to avoid a house fire

Thousands of household fires are caused every year through misuse or faults with electrical appliances – often it’s because of things like old food and fat build-up on cookers or not clearing the toaster crumb tray.

If you’re worried or want more information, contact the Electrical Safety Council: www.esc.org.uk.

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A clever way to cut down on cleaning

Do your kitchen cupboards reach almost but not quite to the ceiling? The tops will take on that nasty combination of grease and dust.

Save yourself cleaning time by laying down sheets of newspaper and every so often remove and replace with new sheets.

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An old beer stain on the sofa

Make up a solution of 1 part vinegar to 5 parts warm water and sponge carefully but thoroughly (test for colourfastness on the back of the sofa), then go over with a clean cotton cloth and clear warm water.

Allow to dry naturally.

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Never tip cooking fat down the sink

It’s bound to solidify and block the drainer.

If some does go down and things slow up, put a handful of washing soda crystals over the opening and pour a kettleful of boiling water down.

At the same time use a plunger – the chances are you’ll easily clear the blockage.

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