How To Disinfect And Keep Your Home Clean During The Coronavirus Outbreak
Understanding How The Virus Spreads
When illness threatens the general population, there is a lot of fear. However, by understanding how the virus works and spreads, you can prepare in an effective way and stem the panic. Coronavirus acts similarly to SARS and MERS.
It is spread through respiratory droplets. This can be transferred via spit and sweat. It has been suggested that the virus can remain on surfaces that the infected touch. It is, as of yet, unknown how long the virus can live on a surface. The general estimate is from a few hours to a few days.
The best way to avoid catching Coronavirus is to avoid people. Whether through coughing, sneezing, touching sweat, kissing, or touching an infected surface, you can receive the virus.
In order to stay protected at home, you’ll want to disinfect the area and kill the virus. Here’s how.
1. Clean First
Cleaning is different from disinfecting. When you want to clean, you’re basically getting rid of dust, dirt, and dead skin cells. Anything that rests on a surface is essentially something that can be cleaned. Disinfecting means you are using cleaners to kill germs and bacteria.
Before you can disinfect, you should clean the house.
Take a wet cloth and dust the area that you intend to disinfect. A wet cloth will collect dust better than a dry cloth. It will also help prevent the dust from simply flying off the surface to settle elsewhere.
You’ll also want to sweep hard floors like wood, tile, and vinyl.
Finally, carpets should be thoroughly vacuumed. You may even consider deep-cleaning them with a carpet cleaner.
2. Disinfecting Hard Surfaces
When it comes to disinfecting, the first step is to wear disposable gloves. You’re going to be working...