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Jun 29, 2020

Home Disinfection Tips: The Right Way to Disinfect

According to WHO(World Health Organization), cleaning frequently touched objects and high-touch surfaces helps prevent the spread of respiratory infections like the coronavirus. The viruses or bacteria can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours, but it will depend on the surface. So,  daily cleaning and disinfecting those areas can reduce the risks of virus infection. Have a look at these below-given tips to know more about coronavirus home cleaning and disinfection.

Coronavirus home cleaning tips

General cleaning tips

Use disposable gloves while cleaning and disinfecting your home.

Use soap and water for cleaning surfaces

Make sure you use an EPA-approved household disinfectant. besides, you can also use alcohol for disinfection

Ensure that the products work as expected and follow the directions on the labels.

Some disinfectants will keep the surface wet for a while and ensure you have proper airing during the use of the product.

Frequently clean high-touch points and commonly used areas such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks, etc.

Soft surfaces

Disinfect soft household items like floor carpets, rugs, and drapes. Soap and water or cleaners is one of the best solutions to clean these surfaces.

If possible, wash the items with warm water and dry them thoroughly. If not, use EPA-registered household disinfectants.

Electronics

To disinfect or clean electronics follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If not, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol and wait for the coverings to dry completely.

If possible, put a wipeable cover on electronics.

Laundry

Wash clothing, towels, and other items following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Use the warm water for the best results against pathogens.

Use gloves if you’re going to wash laundry from a person who is ill.

Remove the gloves and clean your hands right after finishing the wash.

How to clean your home when someone is sick with coronavirus?

Bedroom and bathroom

Give a separate bedroom and bathroom for the infected person to avoid direct contact with others.

When you want to contact an infected person, use gloves and masks or other safety measures, and it is one of the safest ways to prevent infection.

If they are ready, the person who is sick can clean their own space. Provide them with cleaning supplies, such as tissues, paper towels, sanitizers, and EPA-registered disinfectants.

If you share a bathroom with the person who is sick should clean and disinfect after each use.

Food

If possible, provide food separate to the patient's room.

Use hot water and a dish wash bar to clean and disinfect the plates. And must wear gloves while cleaning or touching plates and utensils.

Trash

Give a separate lined trash can for the person who is sick.

Always use gloves when managing garbage or garbage bags, and wash your hands afterward.

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