Upkeep, Home Hygiene & Cleanliness in the times of Coronavirus(COVID 19)
Coronavirus has been a part of our day to day lives for about half-a-year now.
“PREVENTION is better than CURE” is what we have heard most intellectuals saying. Just while researchers across globe are working day-in and day-out to find out more about the virus, we have compiled the latest information by Unplan Hygiene Experts on ways to fight the virus and DIY tips to help keep it out of homes.
Tip #1- Identify frequent touch points
The coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces such as cardboards for 24 hours but up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel, so cleaning and disinfecting frequent touch-point surfaces should be of paramount importance.
High-touch points like-
· Door/cabinet handles
· Kitchen counters
· TV remote controllers
· Table top, light switches
· Cell phones
These are some of the many surfaces that are prone to frequent touches and need to be cleansed and sanitized more often.
Tip #2- Keep a specific set of Apparel for going out
Although stepping out of your home is not recommended but even if you do, try selecting a specific set of apparel and keep them separately from your wardrobe. More importantly, wash them in “appropriately warm water” frequently to avoid any germ transmission via fabric.
The same sanitizing practise also applies to your masks and gloves.
Tip #3- Clean before disinfecting
According to a research conducted at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is found that cleaning before disinfecting has had miraculous impact on the disinfectant’s germ killing spree.
Unplan’s Hygiene Experts propose a simple 3 step process for doing so-
· First, clean the surfaces with soap & water (Soap Solution) while removing all dust, dirt, contaminants and debris from the surface. Then, use a paper towel (Ideal) or a hand towel to wipe them dry.
· Now apply the disinfectant over the clean surface, you can use a disinfectant spray or a disinfectant wipe and let it air dry.
· And lastly, if disinfecting any surfaces that usually come in contact with food like Kitchen slabs/top or even chopping board, rinse them with warm water after the disinfectant dries off.
I, on behalf of Team Unplan sincerely hope that you take away something of value from this article and put it to good use.
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