Due to the novel coronavirus, you are now more cautious of the surfaces that are touched often like doorknobs, light switches, countertops, chairs, etc. You are also more aware of the bacteria and viruses you could bring into your home. So, when you need to go out for groceries or other urgencies, it is recommended to get in and out of the store as quickly as possible. When you reach home, the best way to prevent the disease known as coronavirus is to clean and disinfect your home.
Washing your hands frequently with soap and water is one the best steps you can take, but the virus can still stick to surfaces you carry with you such as clothes, shoes, wallet, and smartphone. Fortunately, EPA has approved a list of products that are considered effective in combating the virus.
If you are worried because you may have come in contact with someone who had symptoms of coronavirus, or you just want to be extra cautious, you can use cleaning and disinfecting products like a disinfectant airless sprayer, hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium compounds, sodium hypochlorite (bleach), and ethanol to sanitize and disinfect all the surfaces in your home. Make sure you focus on cleaning all the door handles, tables, shelves, floors, walls, and other high traffic areas during the deep cleaning.
Disinfectant Wipes to Clean Objects and Surfaces
Think about the object that is touched multiple times a day – doorknobs, sinks, cabinet handles, refrigerator doors, remote controls – and how much dirt, bacteria, germs, and grim are lingering on those surfaces that you might even expect. As home is the place where you find yourself more relaxed so you may not be as conscious about washing or sanitizing your hands in your own space as you are in outside.
In order to prevent germs, it is best to use disinfectant wipes to quickly sanitize soiled areas. This practice should be done once or twice a day to kill germs. If any member in your house is sick, you may need to wipe down the surfaces more frequently. After a wipe down the filthy surfaces, let them air dry for at least 10 minutes to kill germs that could linger.
Disinfectant Sprayers to Clean Surfaces
For areas like sofas, carpets, floors, and walls, you can use disinfectant sprayers, like PowrTwin 8900 disinfectant sprayer, to go after hidden germs. It is recommended to apply a sprayer in a sweeping motion to cover the entire surface. After spraying, let it completely dry before sitting or walking on the surface.
You can also spray down cabinet handles, countertops, kitchen shelves, and tables. If you are out of wipes, you can also aim your disinfecting spray gun into a paper towel to clean sink handles and other smaller objects and surfaces.
There are some products that are not EPA’s approved, so we suggest using the products that are afore-mentioned. You may also search out other products that are mentioned in the EPA’s approved list of products.
Utilize a Bleach Mixture to Disinfect Floors
Your shoes walk out on a lot of filthy stuff during the entire day and if you don’t take them off while coming into the house, you could drag in numerous bacteria and germs. In order to clean the floors in your bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, and lounges, mix one cup of bleach with 5 gallons of water to mop your floors. You may also use disinfectant sprayer machines to do this task effectively.
The EPA’s list also includes diluted products that you can use to clean hard and nonporous surfaces such as glazed tile floors. Make sure that you use a different disinfectant solution for porous floors. For instance, if you use bleach on hardwood, it will remove the stain color. Instead, you need to use a disinfecting wet mop cloth on these types of floors or mix half a cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of water. Remember that vinegar is not on the EPA-approved list.
How to Disinfect your Car?
While you are outside, you may be exposed to germs and viruses that can linger in your car when you get in. The best way is to disinfect the car parts on a regular basis. This includes car door handles and controls, keys, start button, steering wheel, gear shift, seats, seat belts, all buttons and knobs on your dash, sun visor, touchscreens, console, and cup holders.
You can utilize disinfectant wipes on many surfaces, except leather and touchscreens. There are special wipes made for cleaning the car’s leather. If your car has a touchscreen, you can use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down. If the car seats are waterproof, use a disinfectant sprayer to spray the disinfecting solution on the seats. After spraying, let them dry for at least 20 minutes.