time, majority of the people are taking extra measures to clean and disinfect
their homes. We need to keep ourselves, our family and others safe from harmful
germs. Disinfecting without cleaning has a little effect. So you should clean
the surface first with soap, detergent and water, it will take away the germs.
Afterwards add disinfectant, it will eliminate what’s leftover.
The Centers for Disease Control say that if you clean first, you will not have to utilize a large amount of disinfectant and that will also reduce the chemical residue in your home. The most dreadful bacteria and viruses like COVID-19 can almost surely be killed by following the right technique.
Disinfect Hard Surfaces
Bacteria can live on hard surfaces for 24 hours, so surfaces should be disinfected using an antibacterial cleaner. All the key spots like tabletops, remote controls, countertops, PC consoles, door handles, toilets (entire seat and toilet handle), etc. should be covered.
Wipe the surface in such a manner that it remains visibly wet for 4-5
minutes and after that let it dry.
Another option is to disinfect hard surfaces by wiping or moping with a solution of half cup of bleach for each gallon of water. The solution should be in contact with the surface for not less than 5 minutes. Rinse and air dry afterward.
After mopping floors, disinfect the mop head by soaking it for 15 to 20
minutes in a solution of half cup bleach and 1 gallon of water. Don’t re-use
the cleaning cloth in further parts of the house. Hurl it in the washer
To sterilize kiddies items, like non-electric plastic/metal toys, Sippy cups, teething rings, bottle nipples and dishes. Wash items first and then soak them for 2 minutes in a solution of 2 teaspoons of bleach for each gallon of water. Rinse in warm water and then air dry.
Use disposable cups and avoid sharing hand towels or bath towels. You can use paper towels instead of cloth hand towels. It will help prevent the spread of germs.
You should add the following ideas to your regular bedroom cleaning
- Place a waste bin in the bedroom to catch all the used tissues. Make sure to put a plastic grocery bag inside the waste-bin so as to minimize contact with germs. Clear the waste bin at least once a day and replace bags each time.
- Dust can be very irritating especially if someone is sick, so we recommend dusting furniture and vacuuming the floor. Don’t miss the corners and under the bed area.
- Open the windows every day. You don’t have to leave them open all day, just long enough to refresh the room.
- Soft surfaces like bed linen, clothing, and pillows require special attention to kill bacteria.
Wash all dishes in hot water or in the hottest setting on your dishwasher and use the heated dry cycle. Wipe down the fridge handles and all the electronic keypads of your appliances and disinfect the countertops and sinks.
Any apparel worn while you are sick should be sanitized. Wash everything in heated water in a different load. Use the high heat or sanitize setting on your dryer to finish it off.
Touch screens are a present-day miracle. They are germ/virus magnets. Make certain to wipe down cell phones, tablets, computer keyboards, and any other frequently touched electronic gadget with disinfectant wipes after especially if a disease has gone through your home.
Perfect cleaning is the initial step to disinfect your home. It will remove food particles, dirt, debris, and stains from surfaces by utilizing a solution of detergent, hot water, and a washed cloth. Cleaning does not kill the germs completely but will take out a high percentage of them. To clean appropriately and effectively, you should remove all visible matter from the surface by utilizing a detergent, cleanser, and scrubbing the surface.
Once all visible matter has been taken off, the next step is to disinfect your home. It will kill the bacteria and viruses if any on the surface.
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