Disinfecting different areas of the house

Disinfecting Your House Amid Covid-19

With the current outbreak of COVID-19, keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy should be your top priority. And you should know that along with person-to-person contact, covid-19 also spreads through the surface. Therefore, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of your home are essential to be safe from the global pandemic. Alclean has not left its readers alone in these difficult times. We bring you some tips about disinfecting your place and making it safer for you and your loved ones. You can take the following measures to sanitize your office and even cars too.

Chemicals to Use for Disinfecting

Not all cleaning products are effective on all types of germs, so you should know exactly which products kill COVID-19. According to Penn Medicine, some  of the products found at your home can be effective in killing the Covid-19 germs, such as,

  • Disinfecting wipes,
  • Disinfectant sprays,
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Difference Between Disinfecting And Cleaning

First of all you need to understand that cleaning a surface as in simply removing dirt and particles is not the same thing as disinfecting it to kill viruses and bacteria.  And while cleaning high-traffic surfaces to remove contaminants, dust and debris is a necessary step of cleaning your home, you still need to disinfect those surfaces from the novel coronavirus.

Tips for Disinfecting Your House

Although using the right equipment for disinfecting is essential, but you can’t get rid of bacteria and viruses without applying the right methods. Let the disinfecting chemical sit and remain wet on surfaces for 10 minutes. This will result in getting rid of 99.9% of germs. 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. It would be better to wear disposable or cleaning gloves while rendering the task. Make sure that you properly dispose of the wipes and gloves after disinfecting your house, offices, cars, and any other place.