People are always concerned about the presence of germs and bacteria that live and grow in the home. That is why so many people thoroughly clean bathrooms and kitchens with strong and effective disinfectant cleaners. While it's important to keep these areas clean, most people forget about one very small thing that is used by all members of the family each day; the remote control. Here's how to keep your remote control clean to prevent the spreading of germs and bacteria.
Remote controls are surfaces that hold more germs and bacteria than anything else in the house. Not only are hands always touching the remote control, but these little gadgets are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. This means that all of the germs that build-up on the remote are never really cleaned off.
To keep your remote control free from germs, you will first have to purchase some antibacterial wipes. These can be purchased in bulk containers at most local grocery stores or supermarkets. They kill up to 99.9 percent of germs in a few easy wipes. Best of all, antibacterial wipes don't leave behind any sticky or soapy residue.
Wiping your remote control off on a regular basis with an antibacterial wipe is an effective way to reduce the number of germs. The easiest way to do this is by keeping a container of wipes handy near the television remote so that family members can give it a quick wipe. Also be sure that family members are washing their hands regularly to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria on household surfaces.
However, over time it can be expensive to keep using antibacterial wipes to clean off your remote control, so opt to wrap the remote in a clear plastic wrap. This will help protect the remote from fingerprints and unwanted bacteria. Be sure to change the plastic wrap regularly to minimize the amount of germs on your remote control.
If these options seem a bit tedious to keeping your remote control clean from germs, purchasing a washable remote control may be for you. Although a new idea to many people, washable television remotes are becoming a more popular purchase. These washable remote controls are 100 percent waterproof and can be placed in the dishwasher for regular cleaning. If you do not own a dishwasher, these remotes can be cleaned in the sink instead. They are durable and easy to use and conveniently work with most major television brands. For everyday maintenance, washable remote controls are made with an antimicrobial plastic material that reduces the growth of bacteria.
Washable remote controls can be purchased through online retailers. Although they may appear to be a bit expensive, these gadgets will save you money in the long run by not having to wipe them down with antibacterial wipes. They also keep your remote control clean from germs and contribute to the overall health of your family.