The fast-paced spread of Covid 19 has spread fear amongst the people and emphasized the point that our homes are safe harbors. They keep us safeguarded, healthy, and, hopefully, virus-free. However, in order to ensure that our homes remain safe sanctuaries, it is imperative to maintain their cleanliness every single day
Fremont, CA: We are going through an unprecedented situation at present. The fast-paced spread of Covid 19 has spread fear amongst the people and emphasized the point that our homes are safe harbors. They keep us safeguarded, healthy, and, hopefully, virus-free. However, in order to ensure that our homes remain safe sanctuaries, it is imperative to maintain their cleanliness every single day.
Every time people sneeze, cough, shake hands, touch, or spit, the chances of germ spread is high. Therefore it has become inevitable now to adopt basic precautionary measures by implementing safe practices, and an integral part of that is disinfection. We rounded up a few of the expert cleaning tips on how to disinfect for coronavirus that will help you prevent the germ spread during the home quarantine period. Let's have a look.
The "One Time Use" Rule
Stop reusing your gloves when you clean. Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting and discard them immediately after first use.
Use Right Disinfectant
It is not necessary that all cleaners are made with the right ingredients. One should check and ensure before using a disinfectant product that it has been manufactured using EPA-approved detergents such as Phenolic, Quaternary ammonium, Sodium hypochlorite, Sodium hypochlorite, and Hypochlorous acid, which meet criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Understand the difference between "Clean" and "Disinfect"
There's a huge difference between cleaning your space and disinfecting. Cleaning removes germs without killing them, whereas disinfecting stops them in their tracks. It is crucial to clean surfaces to remove dirt and debris, as they are the favorite hiding places of germs and bacterias. Once the surface is clean with the least amount of bacteria, the disinfectant will do its purpose by killing the germs effectually.
Consider all Surfaces
It's imperative right now to clean all the surfaces you come in contact with on a daily basis. We all are well aware that we have to disinfect areas such as the bathrooms, light switches, and doorknobs, but should also focus on not-so-obvious areas such as laptops, kitchen cabinet handles, toilet handles, sink faucets, remote controls, and desks.
Thoroughly Check the Alcohol Solutions you are Using
Whether you're using hand sanitizer or alcohol-based cleaners on your kitchen counter, make sure that they consist of at least 70 percent of alcohol in order to be effective and strong enough to kill germs.
Wash more often
Consider washing your sheets and towels more often than you usually do. There is no room for doubt that hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves will help prevent the spread of coronavirus. But the ultimate prevention method is nothing other than washing your hands often! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests hand washing over anything else, including hand sanitizer. They recommend washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times every day.