There is a lot of information available on what to do to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Sanitization, social distancing, and quarantining are just some of them. Washing hands is a critical component, but the virus can still cling onto some of the surfaces. You will find the virus on your clothes, debit cards, shoes, and even your phone.
With most of us spending a lot of time in the home, there is a lot of cleaning you need to do, especially if you have children. You may be keeping up with disinfecting surfaces, but there are some critical components you could be missing. In our article, we will show you the things you need to be aware of when cleaning,
Improving Air Quality
There are very many things you find in the air. Such include emissions, pollutants, and germs. The situation gets especially dire if you live near High traffic areas or an industrial area. You could also be contributing to the pollution without even being aware. Some household products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that could be lingering in your home.
Every time you use deodorants, disinfectants, aerosol sprays, air fresheners, or surface products, you could be contributing to the contaminants. All this could have a significant impact on your health and that of your family. Those with allergies or asthma will experience problems such as headaches, throat irritations, or migraines. Being indoors does not preclude you from the possibility of catching the virus. There is no proof that the air inside the house is cleaner than the air outdoors.
You must take the necessary steps to purify the air. The best way you can do that is to ensure that you open the doors and windows. High ventilation will reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Have good ventilation when you are using the cleaning products or air fresheners. Avoid plug-in air fresheners because it only masks odor without reading the air of the stuffiness or pollutants.
You also need to look at the kitchen and cooking area. Using a store without a vent will encourage the accumulation of particles and fumes. Over time they will get to critical levels. The use of air filters will trap pollutants. You should also invest in a humidifier and keep it within the range of 40-60%. Anything lower will give microbes the perfect environment to continue to breed.
Disinfecting Your Home
Disinfecting your home is so much more than a casual wipe down of the floor and surfaces. You need to think about every area that you touch. Such include doorknobs, cabinet handles, the refrigerator door, and sinks. You have many ways you can use to disinfect such surfaces. Disinfectant wipes provide a quick solution to your problems. Make sure you do it at least twice a day. Take note of the areas the children touch a lot, and apply more frequency in the cleaning. If you have a patient in the house, you must keep up with the cleanup. Do not forget to give the bathrooms a thorough clean every day.
Disinfectant spray is excellent for areas that you cannot wipe. Your carpet, mattress, or couch also needs cleaning, and the spray will target germs you cannot see. Make sure the products you use have an EPA approval for maximum effectiveness.
Other cleaning aids you can use are bleach and hydrogen peroxide. They are very effective for the floor and countertops.
The best advice you will get during this Corona pandemic is to stay safe by avoiding crowds. Also, make sure you sanitize, maintain social distancing, and use our tips above to keep your house virus free.