4 Simple Tips to Covid-proof your Home
Covid-19 has changed our world and the way we do things, possibly forever. People are working and studying from home, which has increased traffic, wear and tear and overall mess in our home environments. On top of this, we are worried about the possibility of spreading germs and infection both in and out of the house.
As you go about your usual cleaning routine you may wonder if your family is protected from Covid-19:
- Am I doing enough to minimise the risk of the virus?
- Do I need to spend more time cleaning and disinfecting my home?
- How will I manage extra cleaning on top of work, home schooling and all the other pressures Covid brings?
You’ll be relieved to know that you won’t need to spend hours using a sand blaster to scrub your house from top to bottom. Simply adding a few extra activities to your existing cleaning routine will ensure that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.
4 Top Covid-safe cleaning hints
1 Clean all surfaces daily
Continue cleaning the surfaces you usually wipe down, like tables and bench tops, walls, showers, basins and toilets. Then reach a little further to include anything that can be touched, bearing in mind that young children will be able to reach things lower down.
- Light switches
- Power points
Be sure also to clean other items that are frequently touched, such as remote controls, phones, computer monitors and keyboards, game consoles, laptops and tablets.
2 Clean effectively
In normal circumstances, passing a wet, clean cloth over dirty surfaces is enough to keep your home clean and hygenic. However, protecting against Covid-19 involves more than a simple wipe-down.
First, if the surface is visibly dirty, clean it thoroughly with soap and water or detergent. Then disinfect it with an effective cleaning solution. This could be a normal household disinfectant, a diluted household bleach or an alcohol-based solution containing at least 70% alcohol.
For the most effective result, leave the surface wet for a few minutes before drying it off. The killer-virus agent in the cleaning solution needs time to do its work. Most cleaning solutions will have a time limit on the bottle. If you wipe it off before the time set, the disinfecting process won’t be as efficient.
3 Laundry wash
Any item that can be washed in a washing machine should be. Think past clothes, bedding and towels to include rugs, mats and pillows; even some sneakers can be machine washed. Washed them on the warmest water setting and ensure they are dried thoroughly. (Read the label on the item first to see what the appropriate warm water setting is.)
Top tip: If someone in your family is sick, wear disposable gloves when handling all items and disinfect your clothes hampers, or line it with a disposable liner.
4 Seek advice
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We’re more than happy to give you advice on how to keep your home clean and your family safe from Covid-19.
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