How often do we notice the build-up of dirt and grime on the stair’s handrails? Not very often, but once someone has drawn our attention to the collection of grime (comprised of oil, dead skin cells, and dirt), it’s hard not to notice how incredibly dingy and dirty the handrails look. It’s instantly apparent they need some extra loving.
While handrails, typically, go unnoticed when we’re cleaning the home, it’s such an incredibly easy thing to clean and sanitise regularly. It’s such an easy task, even the young kids can help cleaning handrails!
When you’re cleaning the handrails in your home, there are only a few things required for this cleaning. Grab a few clean rags and a decent all surface cleaner. Just be sure that your surface cleaner is suitable for either painted handrails or wooden handrails. Some cleaners don’t always do well with paint, while others are harmful to fine, wood surfaces.
When it comes to cleaning the handrails, it’s incredibly straightforward. Just spray the surface (letting it soak a little if there’s a thick layer of dirt to be wiped up), and take a clean rag to wipe it down. Work from one side of the handrail to the other. Use just enough strength to work up the grime. If your cleaner has been soaking on the surface for a few minutes, this shouldn’t be too hard. Just be sure to get into the grooves and not to miss any patches of dirt. Wiping down the handrails for the first time should take no more than five minutes.
Then, it’s easy to sanitise your handrails in your home on a weekly basis…! It will take even less time than it did to wipe them down the first time. To sanitise your handrails, dampen a clean rag with your cleaner, and then walk up (or down) the stairs, running the rag firmly over the surface of the handrail.
Every home is unique. Maybe your home has a lot of handrails, maybe it only has one. Either way, hand-wiping and sanitizing is a nifty little trick to keep your home looking perky and clean!