The COVID-19 pandemic has taken thousands of casualties all over the world. As more and more countries are easing their stay-at-home restrictions, people can get too complacent of their actions. And it might be too early to tell if the pandemic is decreasing its force. But as they say, prevention is always better than cure.
While national authorities, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still encourage staying at home and social distancing, people should also be wary of safety precautions at home.
Your house may be the safest haven you can seek shelter from during this pandemic. Unless you have a spy equipment on every corner that keeps an eye on where everyone touches, you need to be careful even in your own home. And this means, sanitizing your home regularly. If you’re not being too careful when it comes to sanitizing, you’ll likely contract the disease. Here are ways on how to sanitize your house during COVID-19.
Always wash your hands before entering your home
The first and most obvious tip to keep yourself and other members at home safe is to always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before entering your home. This is when you’re out doing the groceries or errands and might have touched on anything that contains the virus. Washing your hands rids of the virus before it gets transferred to the surfaces such as door knobs, countertops, tables, and more.
Use gloves when cleaning surfaces with soap and water
When spring cleaning your home against COVID-19, you want to clean every surface you can think of. Walls, doors, knobs, countertops, tables, TV sets, utensils, faucets, sinks, keyboards, light switches, electronics, anything that you can get your hands on. Also, you want to do this as rigorously as possible to ensure optimum safety for the entire family. Use these products when cleaning:
· Disinfectant sprays such as Clorox or Lysol
· Disinfecting wipes
· Hydrogen Peroxide
· Isopropyl alcohol
When cleaning, make sure to wear disposable gloves. Start from the entrance of the house and work your way to the inside, cleaning the rooms last.
Clean carpets, rugs, drapes, and sheets
Soft surfaces also need a thorough cleaning. Make sure you clean soft surfaces such as carpets, rugs, and drapes with appropriate cleaning materials. You may use soap and water but make sure to leave them to dry afterward.
Moreover, put other materials like sheets and seat covers in the laundry. Make sure that the water is warm enough to possibly kill the virus, along with soap and water. Also, wear disposable gloves when handling the laundry as the virus might stick to these.
Ensure proper ventilation and filtration
Having top-notch filtration systems can ensure that the virus isn’t cooped up inside your home. Upgrade your air-conditioner’s HVAC systems to filter most of the virus out. Moreover, keep your home well-ventilated by doing these:
· Open doors, and windows
· Install a vent in window-type air conditioners
· Open the outside vent of HVAC systems if applicable
· Turn on the bathroom fan when using the bathroom
· Don’t do these tips when outdoor pollution is overwhelmingly high
Care to do regular sanitizing to keep you and your loved ones safe at home. Also, remember that when someone gets sick at home, make sure you designate a separate room and things to use to prevent the spread of the disease.
Lily Brooks is a passionate blogger and frequent traveler who writes about home improvement, travel and the latest trends in emerging technologies. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, the leading spy shop, which offers a wide range of surveillance equipment.