During this period, when the Coronavirus is raging, the world is going through a long period of health crisis. Always respecting the barrier gestures is a good attitude to avoid the spread of the virus, but not neglecting the notion of cleanliness in everything is also one. Thus, in this article, we will give you advice related to it, especially those related to cleaning your house and the elements that are inseparable from it, although hiring a cleaning company allows you to not take care of it personally.
Everything must start with you. You need to consider hygiene measures to protect your health and that of your family. First, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without washing your hands first. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when you sneeze. If you have to leave the house, keep at least one meter between you and other people. And most importantly, wear a mask in public places. If you have the symptoms of covid-19, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Every home has its particularities, but in general, the surfaces that are most in physical contact with living things are door handles, chairs, bathrooms, light switches, remote controls, and other objects that everyone uses. To reduce the risk of infection, it is necessary to clean and disinfect surfaces that are in physical contact with living things as often as possible. Follow the instructions on the cleaning product and the precautions to be taken, such as wearing gloves, for its successful application. If you don’t have the time, consult a specialized company.
Products to use for cleaning
If you see a dirty surface, the best thing to do is to use soap and water. Then use a disinfectant product with an alcohol content of 70% or bleach. Natural products and vinegar are not recommended. It is difficult to find disinfectant wipes and sprays in some places, so it is better to use soap and water. For some surfaces, you can use diluted bleach-based solutions.
How to proceed with the disinfection of surfaces?
A word of advice: do not remove the solution immediately after applying it to the surface. Disinfectants such as sprays and wipes must be applied to the surface for some time to ensure their effectiveness. Take into account the instructions for the use of the products to avoid damaging anything, especially for certain objects such as electronic devices.
At this time, there is no official information on how long the covid19 virus will survive on fabric. However, for clothing made of plastic or metal, the virus can survive for a few hours or even several days. You must have the reflex to do the right thing: take off your shoes as soon as you get home and change your clothes if you are in a crowded place. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
Laundry at home
Sheets, towels, and clothes should be washed regularly. Avoid shaking dirty laundry so that the virus doesn’t spread quickly through the air. Laundry should be done with soap, water, and detergent, at high temperatures, depending on the material used. If you have to do the laundry outside, there are some precautions to take:
- Prepare the laundry well before going to the laundromat to reduce the time spent outside.
- Do your laundry at a time when there are few people around
- Always respect the one-meter distance
- Wear disposable gloves, and disinfect the surfaces of the appliances you use.
- Always use soap and water to wash your hands, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
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