In many countries around the globe, the restriction for the global pandemic COVID-19 is getting gradually relaxed. But are you safe? People before 2020 couldn’t think of a day living like the current situation, wearing masks, washing hands repeatedly, avoiding the crowd, and whatnot. No matter how soon this lethal and devastating virus gets the vaccine, we must prepare for worse, because no one knows what awaits tomorrow.
We all know that prevention is better than cure, but was we cautious enough? Maintaining hygiene in your house without a failure always gives you a bonus to fight against viruses like SARs, MARs, Ebola, COVID-19, and many more. A little precaution provides us with the advantage of avoiding such deadly diseases.
How to keep your home virus-free:
Cleaning and disinfecting are two completely different things. Cleaning your house on a regular basis is a bonus but disinfecting your house in this situation is very much essential to stay safe.
- Cleaning is all about removing contaminants from the surface.
- Disinfecting is about killing pathogens.
- Do both daily, to be safe.
If any outsider comes to your place, do take a chance, as soon as the person goes out to disinfect the house; because transmission from person-to-person is a much greater risk than transmission via surfaces.
Target Your Home’s High-Touch Surfaces
Researchers have found that the novel coronavirus can live and spread through surfaces such as cardboard for 24 hours, but for plastic and stainless steel up to two or three days. Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is an essential step we should all take, even if we aren’t leaving the house at all. Anytime items or people come in and out of your home, there is the possibility of exposure to the virus.
What are the high-touch surfaces to clean & disinfect on a daily basis:
- Table surfaces
- Hard dining chairs (seat, back, and arms)
- Kitchen counters
- Bathroom counters
- Faucets and faucet knobs
- Toilets (seat and handle)
- Light switches
- TV remote controls
- Game controllers
It is seen that unless we clean and disinfect our house regularly, we are all about to get affected by the lethal virus.
Add to your routine, clean the surfaces, removing any contaminants, dust, or debris. Wipe items with soapy water (or a cleaning spray) and a hand towel.
And after the cleansing is done, apply a surface-appropriate disinfectant, this is the quickest and easiest way to deal with any pathogens.
You can use disinfecting wipes or disinfectant spray to kill the virus.
The things mentioned above are not tough to follow. If you want to live, a healthy life follows the government prescribed things, which is a very doable thing for anyone. Maintaining hygiene to live a healthy life is essential, and the pandemic has pointed it out very clearly. Your life is a gift; don’t take it for granted.