Infection Control

Before I go on, infection control procedures are a bit different from household cleaning and are not worth following if you are of good health. In fact, it might be the case that this kind of extreme hygiene practice has unintended consequences. So this is cleaning for properly ill people, not neurotic people.

I don’t enjoy cleaning; I have become very good at it, probably because I think it’s dull as anything and want to get it over with as quickly as possible so I can go back to my computer! So I try not to waste time on pointless/show cleaning and only do things that work. Our goals are:

  • Low dust
  • Infection control
  • Efficient organisation

Infection Control principles/jargon to understand that you can use in the home:

  • Zoning: task areas
  • Pathways: dirty to clean
  • Thermal death point
  • Mechanical removal
  • Bacterial environment control
  • Contact points/ cross infection points

I will try to make a short post about each of these and link them all together in a “cleaning” series that should appear by magic below…