Simple Tips to Clean and Disinfect Your House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Simple Tips to Clean and Disinfect Your House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Experts encourage that washing hands properly and following hygiene practices is the best way to protect yourself as well as others from coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly, and in such a situation, the common question that comes to mind is how to disinfect house during coronavirus pandemic to keep it clear of the viruses? 

When we enter our home, we bring a lot of germs and viruses with us, no matter how much social distancing we follow.

Therefore, it is essential to disinfect your house correctly.

Here is an article with guidelines on how to disinfect your home and how often it should be done.  

What is the Importance of Disinfecting? 

The bad news is that coronavirus spreads through casual contact, which makes this virus really dangerous.

Now the good news is that this virus can be destroyed using disinfectants and following proper hygiene practices.

Cleaning the house and common surfaces is not enough to clear them from this virus.

There is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning removes the dirt and other things that contain germs.

On the other hand, disinfecting the surfaces and things kill the germs and bacteria.

Rubbing Alcohol to Disinfect Your House

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Which Areas Should be Disinfected in the House?

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting the house, it is crucial to clean all the things and surfaces that you often touch.

In the bathroom, clean things like handles, fronts, drawer knobs, and sinks. In short, clean all the things in the bathroom that you often use or touch. 

In the kitchen, you should clean the fronts and handles of appliances like toaster, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

Other areas of the house that should be disinfected properly include

  • Landlines and cell phones
  • Remotes controls and game controllers
  • Computer mouse and keyboards
  • Switchplates and light switches
  • Doors and doorknobs
  • Railings of staircase

Read – ‘Act quickly, act decisively, act robustly’ to combat the covid-19 spoils, WHO

How to Clean and Disinfect?

According to the experts, most of the EPA-registered products available in the market are effective to clean and disinfect common surfaces in the house.

You can use diluted bleach solutions as it is an effective way of cleaning, as well as disinfecting.

You can also opt for cleaning alcohol-based cleaners containing at least 70% alcohol.

Before purchasing disinfectants, read the label instructions in order to know how to use these products.

In addition to this, make sure you have proper ventilation when you are using these products. 

Keep in mind to wear gloves while cleaning and disinfecting. As disposable gloves are in short supply, opt for using reusable gloves.

These gloves should only be used for cleaning and disinfecting and should not be used for any other purpose. 

Rashmi Saini