Good hygiene is not a once-weekly, deep-down clean. Hygienic cleaning needs to be an on-going part of our daily lives, where hygiene measures are targeted where and when necessary. Cleaning aids, such as cloths or mops, must be germ-free or they’ll spread germs to other surfaces. Germs can multiply easily. Within eight hours, one bacterium on a damp cloth can multiply to six million.
Germs stick to cloths and are difficult to remove by rinsing, so all cleaning materials should be disinfected and then dried after use.