Why Is It So Important to Wear Gloves When Cleaning?

With so much to do around the home we barely have to time to think about our own well-being when rushing to wash the dishes, disinfect kitchen surfaces or clean the bathroom.

But one quick, easy and very important way to protect our hands and skin whilst performing household chores is to wear a good pair of rubber gloves.

Here we look at a few of the key reasons that protective gloves should be worn when performing every day domestic cleaning tasks, and how they can prevent some nasty side-effects.

Hot water

Although it is essential for performing most household cleaning tasks, hot water is not very good for our skin and can cause our hands to become dried-out, rough and itchy. Wearing rubber gloves when washing and scrubbing protects our hands from the damage that can be caused by water at a high temperature, helping to preserve the natural oils that keep our skin healthy.

Cleaning products

Common household products such as bleach help to keep our homes clean and hygienic, but the chemical elements they contain can cause painful consequences when exposed to the skin. The caustic qualities that make cleaning fluids effective can have corrosive results when exposed to our hands, with side-effects including rashes, flaking and in extreme cases, chemical burns.


When cleaning rooms such as toilets, bathrooms and kitchens we are exposed to the areas of our home with the highest density of bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella. Wearing rubber gloves when cleaning creates a barrier that protects our skin from these germs and prevents us from suffering the infection and illnesses that can develop if bacteria is exposed directly to our skin.

Get in touch

Why worry about hot water and germs when you can let us wear the gloves?

Domestique offer a wide range of domestic cleaning services that will help to keep your home clean, tidy and hygienic, with a number range of packages available to suit your needs.

To find out more about how we can help to manage your cleaning requirements, please contact our friendly and informative customer services team by calling 0845 625 9895.