Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home

The story of The Bubble Boy is very relatable to the life everyone is living today. Right now, you wish you and your loved ones could somehow live in a bubble that could bring the risk of contracting the Corona Virus down to zero. While nobody would want to live in a literal bubble, you wish your home could protect you when it comes to germs — a haven for your loved ones that will keep them in and leave all the germs out.
The good news is, there is a solution. Proper cleaning and disinfecting your home to offer you and your loved ones that haven is the closest you can create that bubble.
Do you want to find out what proper cleaning and disinfecting of your home should entail?
Keep reading.
In case you and your family members spend all your time at home, daily cleaning of surfaces and items to maintain a hygienic household environment will suffice, and no disinfection is necessary.
But when other people who you may not know the status of their health come to visit, or your family members come home from places considered to have a high risk of infection, disinfecting is not only recommended but necessary.

Cleaning Vs. Disinfecting, Is there a Difference?

The activity you carry out at home to remove dirt using cleaning tools is cleaning. While cleaning may not kill the pathogens that cause diseases, it helps to get rid of them. That helps to decrease their concentration hence minimize the risk of passing on an infection to other people.
Disinfecting, on the other hand, means going further than just removing germs. The intention is not only to eliminate germs and other disease-causing organisms but to kill them. It is a process that should take place right after cleaning. Disinfection has become a necessity today in the fight against the spread of Covid 19. That is because the Novel Coronavirus that causes Covid 19 stays

active

on surfaces for hours and even days, depending on the material in question.

As a rule of thumb, disinfecting should never be done on dirty surfaces or items. Before disinfecting anything in your home, first, clean it with soap and water before embarking on a mission to kill germs.
The following precautionary measures must be applied when disinfecting since chemicals are involved in the process.

  • Protecting your skin and eyes by wearing protective clothing to avoid contact with the solution
  • Making sure that the room you are cleaning in is well ventilated
  • Using measurements as prescribed by the manufacturer
  • To dilute, only use lukewarm water unless instructed otherwise.
  • Do not mix any of the products.
  • Properly label solutions that are ready to use
  • Keep products where children and pets will not reach them.

Always remember to check if the product has expired before using it.

How to Disinfect your household

Your floors will not only be clean but free from germs if you get into the habit of sanitizing them with disinfectant solutions made up of quaternary ammonium.
For corrosive items, use wipes Rosmar Sanidry Wipes with EPA registered disinfectant, deodorizer, and sanitizer to clean them. After wiping, allow several minutes to pass before wiping off the residue using a clean damp cloth.You can boil utensils which are resistant to high heat to disinfect them. Another option is to steam them for 15 minutes after cleaning them.
Use ordinary soap and water to do your Laundry. Clothes should, however, be left out to dry completely before storing them.
Clean your Bathroom using One-Step Disinfectants, sanitize your toilet and basin daily, and rinsed with a lot of water to prevent corrosion.
Cleaning tools like mops can harbor many germs and require thorough cleaning and disinfection by allowing them to soak in proper disinfectant. Rinse them thoroughly before putting them out to air dry.
A little effort and time invested in keeping your home clean and free from germs will go a long way in protecting your family from diseases such as Covid 19. Go ahead and create that bubble for your family.