Here are a few ways to make sure you are properly cleaning and disinfecting your home and keeping your household as germ-free as possible.
1.High-touch surfaces- You don’t need to clean your house from top to bottom each day, but you should focus on disinfecting the areas that are hot-spots for germs.
These are the most important items to disinfect every day:
- Light switches
- Computer keyboard and mouse
- Toilets - especially the seat and handle
2.Wear gloves for all tasks in the cleaning process. Do not clean and reuse items like gloves and masks if they are used during cleaning.
3.Clean surfaces using a product suitable for each surface, following instructions on the product label.
4.Using simple water and soap or detergent to clean is quite effective since soap helps in rendering viruses ineffective.
5.Cleaning should always start from the least soiled (cleanest) area to the most soiled (dirtiest) area to not spread the dirt other way around.
Washing your hands frequently- It’s been repeated countless times, but that’s because it’s true: no matter what you do, the best way to lower your risk of contracting COVID or passing it to someone else is to wash your hands.