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Why is it so important to kill germs in your home?

No matter how frequently you clean, germs can easily build up on the surfaces in your home. From bacteria to viruses, there are a range of household germs that can make you, your partner or your children sick.

Luckily, there are a variety of specifically-designed products which can kill germs on a range of surfaces around your home.

First, let’s take a look at some of the key places germs can build up in the home.

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Where are germs in the home?

Knowing where the germs will be is the first step in preparing to clean and disinfect the surfaces in your house.

To find out where germs are lurking, think about the surfaces around your home that you touch every day. Places like your apartment entryway, dining table, kitchen counters, and faucets in your bathroom are all high-touch, high-traffic surfaces which germs love. Germs can also build up on smaller objects that we use every day, like kids’ toys, dog toys, and remote controls.

Bacteria and viruses can easily accumulate in these germ hotspots, so you’ll need to take the time to make sure you properly disinfect these areas in particular.

What is the best way to kill germs?

People turn to bleach-based products to clean and disinfect our homes. While these can be an effective solution, bleach has some drawbacks, such as its harsh smell, and it may not be appropriate for use on some surfaces.

Luckily, there are many disinfectants that are not made with bleach, such as FamilyGuard™ Brand products, that still kill germs.

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Choosing the right products for the job

Choosing the right product is an important step in disinfecting your home and removing germs from the surfaces your family uses the most.

Looking for aerosol sprays to kill germs on surfaces in your home? Our FamilyGuard™ Brand Disinfectant Spray is a versatile aerosol disinfectant that can be used to kill germs on hard, non-porous surfaces in your house (see for full list of approved and prohibited surfaces).This spray kills 99.9% of germs and viruses on 100+ hard, non-porous surfaces, when used as directed. It also controls odor-causing bacteria!

For best results, follow these simple steps:

  1. Shake well before use
  2. Spray clean surface until wet
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes
  4. Wipe and rinse with potable water*

If you want to simplify your cleaning routine, why not try our FamilyGuard™ Brand Disinfectant Cleaner? A cleaner and disinfectant in one, this foaming formula will get rid of dirt and grime on hard, non-porous surfaces, also killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including the virus that can cause Covid-19, when used as directed. This lets you spend less time cleaning and more time doing the things that matter to you.

To use as a cleaner:

Spray 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) from surface until thoroughly covered. For kitchen countertops and similar, food contact surfaces must be rinsed with clean potable water following application. For tough jobs, let stand several minutes before wiping. Rinse.

To disinfect:

Pre-clean visibly soiled areas. Spray hard, non-porous surfaces 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) from surface until visibly wet. Let surface stand for 5 minutes and wipe. Kitchen countertops and other food-contact surfaces must be rinsed with clean water after using this disinfectant spray.

*Rinse toys and food contact surfaces with potable water after using FamilyGuard™ Brand cleaners and disinfectants .

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Germs are everywhere in the home, but with the right products like FamilyGuard™ Brand Disinfectant Cleaner, you can kill 99.9% of household germs, including cold and flu viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Choosing the right product for the job, and following the instructions, will help you get rid of germs on high-touch surfaces around your house. For best results, disinfecting the surfaces in your home should also be part of your regular cleaning routine - disinfecting Is simple and easy, and you can do it every day.

Ready to kill the germs in your home? Find out more about our aerosol and trigger disinfectants.

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