Our home needs to be safer than ever! The coronavirus pandemic asks for more than just staying clean. Going outside and returning home is riskier due to what problem the world is encountering! Advice is to wash your hands for 20 seconds, but what about your entire house? Is your home well sanitized and disinfected?
Keeping your house sanitized, and free of germs should be your first priority! Especially when work-from-home is on the table and you spend your maximum time at home. Moreover, going out and buying groceries cannot be ruled out. And as we know that the coronavirus can spread through air droplets, the need to be more cautious of what is brought in the house is most needed.
There is no window time about how long the virus stays on a particular surface. So, disinfecting and securing your home from any contamination. Your house does not only need cleaning, but it also needs disinfecting. Cleaning does not necessarily clean the surfaces; it can leave behind germs and bacteria to grow.
The kitchen is the first thing you need to clean. You cook food there and uncovered edibles can easily have a growth of bacteria. Your kitchen will get contaminants from our hands and other belongings. Moreover, food-borne bacteria can also arise. Therefore, it is important to disinfect items properly.
Use rubber gloves to disinfect as they are reusable and durable. Besides it, disposable latex gloves are good to go too. Just forget not to wash your hands with soap and water after your cleaning session.
All the hard surfaces like cabinets, light fixtures, and other appliances need to be disinfected as they are used often. Prefer to clean it multiple times a day- before and after food preparation. You can use disinfecting wipes after cooking your meals. But don’t just use one wipe to clean your kitchen. Make sections of your kitchen and use several wipes. The wipe should have enough solution to clean different surfaces.
For your food preparation areas and tools, add one more step of rinsing after disinfection. The cutting boards, the dishwasher, and utensils- leave nothing!
In addition to other places at home, the bathroom needs to be a hygienic place too. It has more hard surfaces and should be disinfected regularly. Always change your doormats, bath towels, and as well as wash towels. It is good to replace them daily. Also, you may try to change toothbrushes for the ones who often fall ill to avoid bring any bacteria or contaminants to your bathroom.
Disinfect your bathroom twice a day because many bodily fluids get exposed in this room! You can use a disinfectant wipe or a cleaner, then you must follow the instructions written on it. You can make use of microfiber clothe to clean your sink and your toilet seat (use separate ones and do not mix them up)!
Moreover, to clean your commode or pot or bowl, use the toilet bowl cleaner. Disinfect it precisely. Do not forget the lid or the area under the rim. It is best to pour some gel in the bowl and wait to finish cleaning the bathroom. Till then, the gel will have enough time to work its way up and make it easier for you to remove residue.
Sanitizing Other Rooms
The soft surfaces like a couch, cushions, pillows, and upholstered furniture should be disinfected too. These surfaces need special attention and need sanitization. You cannot just toss them out of your house. It is best if you get a good phenolic disinfectant spray. Rinse the surfaces with clean water if there are chances for them to end up in a mouth.
Consider tables, light switches, furniture, doorknobs, or any other hard surface. Make sure to sanitize them too with efficacy. Get yourself a multipurpose disinfecting spray that will kill all the bacteria on such surfaces. The disinfectant provides only 24 hours of protection from the growth of bacteria, even after multiple contacts.
Think about the electronics at your home. Phones, remotes, TV screens, Laptops, keyboards, sound systems may have lots of bacteria as they can encounter a lot of them. You can use alcohol wipes with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Remember to use alcohol wipes on screens after reading the instructions. You cannot go with soap and water rinse method.