House cleaning tips for precautions against COVID-19
COVID-19 or Coronavirus infection can spread by direct contact with infected people as well as indirect contact with surfaces in the immediate environment or through objects used by the infected person. So in the present scenario, we need to be very cautious in taking care of personal as well as surrounding hygiene.
So today through this blog, we will share some house cleaning tips for precautions against COVID-19.
Before starting cleaning work, wear disposable gloves and mask.
Cleaning tips –
- All places of the house should be properly dusted and cleaned with a mop.
- Start cleaning from cleaner areas and proceed towards dirtier areas.
- Also practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces as tables, doorknobs, staircase, meeting rooms, , with a household disinfectant (1 percent sodium hypochlorite or phenolic disinfectants).
- Diluted household bleach solutions may also be used if appropriate for the surface. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- For metallic surfaces like door handles, security locks, keys, it is recommended to use 70% alcohol to wipe down surfaces where the use of bleach is not suitable.
- Soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs and drapes, clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.
- Electronics such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards and remote controls, consider putting a cover that can be wiped. Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting. If no guideline is given, then, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.
- laundry items, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry the items completely or disinfect with an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) -registered household disinfectant.
- Wear disposable gloves while handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick.
- Do not shake dirty laundry.
- One must use a separate set of cleaning equipment for toilets (mops, nylon scrubber) and a separate set for sink and commode. Toilets, washrooms and sinks should be cleaned using soap, water and household disinfectant on a daily basis.
- All disposable masks and gloves should be removed and discarded after cleaning activities are completed.
- Throw used tissues, disposable masks and gloves into closed bins immediately.
- After removing gloves, wash hands right away.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available and hands are not visibly dirty, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.