Disinfect Your House During Corona Virus
During the Coronavirus pandemic, you need to do everything you can to avoid spreading it. That means staying indoors, regularly washing your hands, and keeping surfaces disinfected. When you leave the house to visit the supermarket or pharmacy, you’ve got to be careful not to bring germs home. One of the best ways to avoid catching COVID-19 is to keep your home disinfected and sanitized.
Learn The Difference Between Cleaning And Disinfecting
Carpet cleaning and disinfecting aren’t the same. That’s the first thing you need to learn when you’re trying to keep coronavirus out of your house. Cleaning generally refers to removing stuff from surfaces. Dusting, vacuuming (handheld vacuum, stick vacuum), and wiping down surfaces can be defined as cleaning. Disinfecting, on the other hand, means using chemicals to kill the germs on surfaces.
Disinfect Things You Bring Into The House
You don’t have to go shopping in a hazmat suit to avoid getting COVID-19. You don’t even have to disinfect everything you bring home. Just think about it logically. If you’ve just picked something up at the shop, and you want to use it immediately, wipe the packaging down with a disinfectant wipe. Experts don’t actually know how long the virus can live on surfaces, so it’s important to be vigilant.
Disinfect ‘High-Touch’ Areas
You can’t disinfect your whole house every day. Even if you’re trapped indoors with nothing to do, it’s just not going to happen. So, instead, you need to focus on the surfaces that get touched regularly. Doorknobs, remote controls, fridge doors, cupboards, and kitchen surfaces come into contact with hands every day. Use a disinfectant wipe or spray to kill any potentially harmful germs.
Use Disinfectant Wipes For A Quick Clean
Disinfectant wipes are one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If there are any left in your local supermarket be sure to grab them because they’re a great tool for cleaning in a rush. Use them to wipe down surfaces once or twice a day, especially if you don’t have time to do a deep clean.
Use A Disinfectant Spray On Surfaces Every Day
Disinfectant sprays are better for a deep cleaning because they can get into those hard-to-reach areas. Before you use them, clean hard surfaces with hot, soapy water so they look completely clean. Then, use the disinfectant spray after to kill any unseen germs. You can use disinfectant sprays on mattresses, sofas, tabletops, and more.
Use The ‘S’ Shaped Method
Just because you’ve wiped down a surface, doesn’t mean it’s free from germs. You need to wipe in the right way. Start at one end of the surface and wipe it down in an ‘S’ shape, making sure not to wipe the same area twice. This is super important because it stops you from recontaminating the surface.
Use Bleach For Floors
Your floors are a breeding ground for bacteria. Your shoes come into contact with all sorts of dirt throughout the day and that can be brought into the house. To disinfect your floors, you need something a little more heavy-duty. We recommend using a mixture of one part bleach to five parts water. You wouldn’t use bleach on a kitchen surface because it’s harmful to humans (and every other living thing). Also, use a different type of disinfectant on porous floors because the bleach could ruin the color.
Buy Some Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical sometimes used as a disinfectant. It can be used as an alternative to standard bleach for cleaning toilets, sinks, countertops, and even your toothbrush. Just make sure you leave it to soak for around 10 minutes and clean it off thoroughly.
- The Best Ways to Kill Coronavirus in Your Home – Rutgers
- COVID-19 – Cleaning vs. Disinfecting – Michigan State University
- Cleaning Tips to Help Keep COVID-19 Out of Your Home – UNICEF
- How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home Against COVID-19 – Penn Medicine