Home Disinfection Tips: The Right Way to Disinfect
Disinfection Tips: The Right Way to Disinfect
According to the CDC,
cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces helps prevent the spread of
respiratory diseases like the coronavirus. The virus can live on surfaces for
up to 72 hours, depending on the surface. Thus, regularly cleaning and disinfecting
those surfaces can decrease the chances of contracting the virus. Check out the
essential coronavirus home cleaning tips below.
Coronavirus home cleaning tips
General cleaning tips
- Wear disposable gloves
when cleaning and disinfecting your home.
- Clean surfaces using
soap and water.
- Then, use an
EPA-approved household disinfectant. Using an alcohol solution with at least
70% alcohol is also acceptable.
- To make sure the
products work as intended, follow the instructions on the labels.
- Often, disinfectant
products recommend keeping the surface wet for a while and ensuring you have
proper ventilation during the use of the product.
- Regularly clean
frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops,
handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks, etc.
- Clean soft items, such
as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, using soap and water or cleaners
appropriate for use on these surfaces.
- When possible, launder
the items following the instructions manual. Wash items with hot water and dry
them thoroughly. Alternatively, disinfect with an EPA-registered household
- For electronics, such
as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls, follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting. In general, it’s
safe to use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Wait
for the surfaces to dry completely.
- Consider putting a wipe
able cover on electronics, if possible.
- Wash clothing, towels,
linens, and other items following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- For the best results
against pathogens, use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items
- Wear disposable gloves
if you’re going to be touching laundry from a person who is sick. But remember
not to shake dirty laundry.
- It’s safe to wash
dirty laundry from a person who is sick with other people’s items.
- Remove the gloves and
wash your hands right after you finish doing the laundry.
Coronavirus home cleaning — when someone is
Bedroom and bathroom
- The person who is sick
should have a separate bedroom and bathroom and should stay separated from
others in the home as much as possible.
- Wearing gloves and a
mask or other face covering, clean the area around the person who is sick only
when needed to help limit your contact with the person who is ill.
- Also, wearing a mask,
and if they are able, the person who is sick can clean their own space. Give
them cleaning supplies, such as tissues, paper towels, cleaners, and
- If you share a
bathroom, the person who is sick should clean and disinfect after each use. If
that’s not possible and the caretaker must do the cleaning and disinfecting,
they should wait as long as possible first.
- When eating, the
person who is sick should eat (or be fed) separately in their room if possible.
- Wash dishes with soap
and hot water or in a dishwasher. Wear gloves when washing or handling dishes
- Have a separate lined
trash can for the person who is sick. Always wear gloves when handling garbage
or garbage bags, and wash your hands afterward.
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If you seek to provide
a healthier environment in your home during the pandemic, follow these
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Per the CDC, Cleaning and disinfecting
frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help
prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface
can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also
spread person-to-person, Purofirst’s services are not guaranteed to prevent the
spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information
regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.