Keep in mind that cleaning a surface is only an act of just eliminating particles and dirt. This is in no way similar to disinfecting to kill germs and viruses. There are several products that you can utilize for you to clean hard surfaces, such as soapy vinegar and water. Sure, cleaning surfaces with high-traffic to eliminate debris, dust, and contaminant is a needed step to clean your house. However, you still have to get those surfaces disinfected to make sure that your home is safe from COVID-19.  

Effective cleaning products that can kill coronavirus 

Cleaning products are not similarly made and they differ when it comes to its capability of removing different kinds of bacteria or viruses. Hence, you need to precisely know which products can help eliminate coronavirus.  

The EPA has published an entire list of disinfectants that can kill the virus behind COVID-19. Check out this list and try to see if you already have some of these effective cleaning products in your home: 

  • Hydrogen peroxide 
  • Isopropyl alcohol 
  • Disinfectant sprays like Lysol, Clorox, or Purell 
  • Disinfecting wipes, such as store brand wipes, Lysol, and Clorox 

And while it’s important to use effective virus-killing products, it’s also essential to follow the right techniques to disinfect any surfaces in your home thoroughly. The EPA recommends that you leave the product on the surface and stay wet on objects for at least 10min. if you do this, you can guarantee that you’ve already killed 99.9% of bacteria.  

However, if you do not have any available disinfecting products with you and you can’t find one in any local stores, there’s a suggested instruction from the CDC on how to make a homemade solution of bleach disinfectant. Once you use this product, make sure to open your windows, utilize globes, and be cautious as you work with bleach because it can potentially discolor or damage sensitive surfaces.  

Disinfect to combat coronavirus 

You do not necessarily have to clean your home from top to bottom on a daily basis. Instead, you must concentrate on disinfecting the parts that are the perfect breeding ground for germs and viruses. Here are some of the spots that you need to disinfect daily.  

  • Switchplates or light switches 
  • Staircase railings 
  • Table surfaces 
  • Door handles or knobs 
  • Computer mice and keyboards 
  • Game controllers and remote controller 
  • Handles of your microwave, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator 
  • Toilets, particularly the handle and seat 
  • Bathroom and kitchen counters 
  • Faucets 
  • Drawer and cupboard pulls/knobs 

As much as you can, make sure to wear disposable gloves and properly remove and dispose of the, after you are done disinfecting your home surfaces. If you’ve got reusable gloves, guarantee to disinfect them after you are done. Moreover, keep in mind to wash your hands always before and after you have disinfected and cleaned your house.  

Make washing your hands a habit 

The best means of lowering your risk of getting coronavirus or passing it to somebody else is to wash your hands all the time. If you can, do this more often until this practice becomes a habit.  

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