The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has not only claimed a million lives worldwide, but it has also had a significant impact on the way of living. Today, with the threat of the infection looming large, maintaining personal hygiene has become more critical than ever before. While it is important to wear a mask, sanitize hands frequently and maintain at least two meters distance when you step out of the home, you must not take indoor safety lightly. You must keep your home thoroughly disinfected and clean the surfaces regularly to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.
If you are looking for disinfection tips, the American CDC (Centre for Disease Control) has laid down certain guidelines to help you keep the home clean and free from germs and viruses.
- Use disinfectant wipes to clean the surfaces
At home, there are certain surfaces like the door knobs, tables, chairs, mobile phone, that you often touch and consequently are considered highly vulnerable areas. You can use disinfectant wipes to clean these surfaces and keep the infection at bay. Make sure that you keep a box of alcohol-based disinfectant wipe handy at home. It is especially important to clean the surfaces in your house if someone is sick or an outsider enters the home.
- Use spray to disinfect your room
For surfaces that cannot be disinfected with wipes, like the sofa, carpets and, you can use a room sanitizer spray. The spray works in the same as the wipes; you can spray it over the entire surface and let it air dry for a few seconds before using a paper towel to clean the surface.
It is advisable to use the spray that is clinically proven for its efficacy like the Dr Rhazes 7-Day Surface Disinfectant Shield. It contains active silver ions and uses nanotechnology that effectively kills 99.9% viruses and bacteria. The spray gives 7 days protection against virus with silver ions. Also, the spray gives a pleasant and long-lasting fragrance in the room.
- Use bleach to clean the floors
Your floors tend to get dirty as you walk around in the house. Not to mention, the shoes may also track in a lot of dirt and along with it germs. Hence, it is advisable that you use a mixture of bleach and water to clean the flooring. Make sure that you use a soft bleach to suit the flooring type. While not nearly as effective, a home-made bleach solution like white vinegar and water can be used to clean wooden flooring, followed by a gentle, yet effective disinfectant spray like Dr Rhazes 7 Day Surface Disinfectant Shield.
- Use Sanitizer to disinfect your hands regularly
While you may clean the surfaces, flooring and other objects in your room, make sure that you sanitize your hands frequently even when you are at home. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer to keep your hands protected from harmful germs and viruses. You can consider using Dr. Rhazes Ultra Protect Gel, its antimicrobial compounds provide protection for up to two hours.
- Use hydrogen peroxide to clean your sinks and bathroom
Research suggests that a 3% hydrogen peroxide is effective against the virus. You can use it directly on surfaces like the kitchen sinks, table top and toilet seats. Leave it for about 10-15% and then wash the surface thoroughly with water.
Now that you know how to clean everything in your house and what cleaning product to use for different surfaces, make sure that you choose the cleaning agent to keep you home germs-free and your family protected from the dangerous COVID-19 infection.