7 Safe Methods of Disinfecting Your Home

a man is disinfacting his house

7 Safe Methods of Disinfecting Your Home

By : Mikaela Perrin
Today, the markets of Gold Coast are stocked with a host of disinfecting solutions that are widely used for residential cleaning. These disinfectants have potentially dangerous chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which cause respiratory problems, allergies, and sick building syndrome. People continue to use these harmful chemical-ridden products in their homes due to lack of awareness about natural and safe disinfecting methods. Want to know how you can get rid of dangerous microbes in your home without using toxic solutions? Here is your guide by professional end of lease cleaners in Gold coast who perform green bond cleaning using the following seven safe methods for disinfecting homes.

White Vinegar

White vinegar is acetic acid that has the ability to kill bacteria and viruses commonly present in households. It is safe and natural, which is why many experienced end of lease cleaners in Gold Coast use it for green cleaning. To use the vinegar in your home as a disinfectant put it in the cleaning solution for wiping surfaces and mopping floors. Or, make a half and half solution of vinegar and warm water to kill bacteria and viruses on countertops, cooking range, high-contact surfaces, etc. Please note: For the best results use distilled white vinegar. Also, don’t use vinegar to disinfect natural stone surfaces like marble, granite, sandstone etc., because it will permanently damage these surfaces.


Using steam is one of the most effective and safe methods to get rid of harmful microbes in your home. Steam can kill germs instantly on contact as the heat is usually 79.5 to 100 degrees Celsius. People who have fabric steamers or steam cleaning equipment can use attachments to clean different dirty areas where germs thrive like cooking range, floors, faucets, toilet seats, countertops, grouts, etc. These cleaners can disinfect any surface without using chemicals making them eco-friendly. Professional end of lease cleaners in Gold Coast use steam cleaning equipment to sanitise residential units thoroughly and if you want to clean like a pro then consider investing in one.

Rubbing Alcohol

Most people neglect disinfecting electronic household and personal items, which should be sanitised regularly. Mobile phones, remote controls, laptops, tablets, etc., have communities of illness-causing germs because they are constantly touched. To safely disinfect these items dip a microfiber cloth in rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl and 30% water) and wipe the surface. Make sure the surface remain wet for at least 5-10 minutes and if the alcohol evaporates then reapply the solution. Using rubbing alcohol is ideal for people who want to disinfect their belongings without using disposable disinfecting wipes with chemicals.

Antibacterial Essential Oils

Essential oils are readily available in stores, and most people have them at homes, but rarely are they given a thought to be used for killing germs. However, if applied correctly they are potent at killing bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that can make people sick. Here is a list of antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal essential oils that are excellent for disinfecting a variety of surfaces.
  • Tea Tree
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sage
  • Citronella
You can put 10-15 drops of the concentrates in cleaning solutions that can be used on wooden, tile, natural stone, and plastic surfaces, among others. Another method of using the oils for disinfecting is to mix 15-20 drops in warm water, spray on an area, and let it air dry. Essential oils are commonly used by professional end of lease cleaners in Gold Coast to rid properties of germs and make them smell divine.

Hydrogen Peroxide

A common household item – hydrogen peroxide is antiseptic and used for disinfecting wounds. However, this wonderful solution that is kept in dark bottles is equally useful in disinfecting surfaces in your household. It can kill a variety of microbes like bacteria, yeast, viruses, spores, and fungi. Make a half and half solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water to disinfect objects and surfaces in your home. This solution can be used to kill germs on countertops, high-contact surfaces, floors, sinks, toilets, faucets, etc. It is effective at removing microbes from fabrics, carpets, and other surfaces as well.


Not many people know it, but vodka is a potent germ killer and steriliser because it has high alcohol content. This popular drink can be used to make a DIY natural disinfectant at home that will be safe to use on any surface. To make the aromatic disinfecting solution, three ingredients are required; one part Vodka (70% alcohol or above), 10-15 drops of essential oils, and one part warm water. Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle to have a versatile disinfectant-ready to use at any time.


For disinfecting appliances like ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers and other things in your kitchen use lemons. The citric acid in this fruit is effective in removing grime and killing certain strains of bacteria. You can add lemon juice to a solution of water and dishwashing liquid to clean oil stains, food residues, spillage, etc. To remove stubborn stains and get rid of foul smells caused by bacteria build-up, use lemons slices to directly on the surface and scrub. Not only are lemons mild disinfectants they are aromatic and will spread a fresh-fruity smell that lasts for hours after you sanitise with them.

Wrapping Up

Using safe methods of disinfecting are required to keep your home’s indoor air quality good and protect household members from being exposed to harmful chemicals. Even professional end of lease cleaners in Gold Coast use natural and non-toxic products mentioned above to perform jobs in a safe and eco-friendly manner. Therefore, if you want to use products that are not harmful then use the methods mentioned above.