How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home for Coronavirus Prevention
The best way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is to wash your hands frequently and disinfect day-to-day surfaces, according to authorities such as the World Health Organisation and the Centre for Disease Controland Prevention. As the virus spreads globally, stocking up on high-quality cleaning products and equipment is extremely important to your health and wellness. This article has compiled the best cleaning tips to keep you healthy and the essential supplies to stock up on before a possible coronavirus quarantine.
Effective Cleaning Products for Coronavirus Prevention
Wipes effectively keep coronavirus off surfaces, but they aren't the best way to protect yourself from catching it. Instead, a chlorinedilution spray like Evans Pro Chlorine Tabs or a virucidal hard surface cleaner spray like Evans Safezone Plus can effectively disinfect most surfaces. According to the World Health Organisation, cleaning high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, tables, and mobile phones should be prioritized before moving into the rest of the house. The WHO recommends focusing on cleaning first before circling back to disinfecting. A new study found that the virus lived up to nine days on surfaces, making it imperative to clean and disinfect as thoroughly as possible.
Laundry Tips for Coronavirus Prevention
To wash your clothes:
- Use the warmest appropriate water setting to clean the items and let them dry.
- Spray the interior of the washing machine drum later with Evans Safezone and allow it to dry. If you're not using gloves when washing dirty laundry, wash your hands afterwards.
- Consider cleaning the laundry bag holding your clothes, as that surface can collect germs and viruses.
Gloves and Ventilation for Coronavirus Prevention
The Centre for Disease Controland Prevention recommends using latex gloves to disinfect household surfaces. If you're using reusable gloves, don't use them for other purposes, and clean your hands immediately after the gloves are removed. Peel the gloves away from your body, pulling them inside out, and try not to let the outside of the glove touch your skin. Ensure you have quality ventilation while you clean.
Hand Soap and Mobile Phone Cleanser for Coronavirus Prevention
According to the World Health Organisation, our best defence against the coronavirus is washing our hands for at least 20 seconds. Panama Cleaning Supplies recommends Evans Pink Pearl® Hand, Hair & Body Wash 5 Litre or Evans Vanodine Handsan™ 500ml Alcohol Hand Sanitiser. Also, consider cleaning your smartphone. The University of Arizona found back in 2012 that mobile phones carry ten times more bacteria than toilet seats. Apply a disinfectant to a microfibre cloth and wipe down your phone. Panama Cleaning Supplies recommends Evans Final Touch® R.T.U Washroom Sanitiser 750ml for your toilet seat and Evans Protect® R.T.U Disinfectant Cleaner 750ml for your mobile phone.
We hope these tips help you stay safe and healthy during these trying times. For further help or information, contact our sales team at 01273 889988 or email [email protected].