If you plan to practice social distancing in the next few days, we'll practically give you a big round of applause, because if you step back and stay behind, you're pulling out of a likely chain reaction and preventing further spread of this highly contagious corona virus infection . In addition to maintaining absolute personal hygiene through frequent hand washing according to the recommended Ignaz Semmelweis method (time-consuming hand washing for up to 20 to 40 seconds), it is also necessary to disinfect your home and your surroundings while you are in quarantine or self-isolation, to achieve complete elimination the likelihood that the virus will lurk on surfaces and objects. Please also remember to disinfect your phone with disinfectant wipes as you usually take it with you wherever you go and the likelihood of the virus landing on your phone is high. So be careful. In this post we would like to explain how you can disinfect and disinfect your home for the corona virus:
Before we begin, let's review what you have probably heard from everyone and everywhere to help prevent and share the coronavirus infection:
1. Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
2. Wash and disinfect your hands whenever you come outside or in a public place.
3. Avoid visiting crowded areas such as markets, theaters, gyms or restaurants where disease transmission is higher.
4. Practice social distancing – avoid hitting people unless absolutely necessary.
5. Keep a distance of at least one meter when talking to people.
6. Do not shake people's hands, even punching is not okay. Greet yourself with "namaste" or a big smile is enough.
Why disinfect and clean at home to prevent the corona virus:
Coronavirus has been found to be a pathogen that tends to settle on surfaces. It remains viable in the air for up to 3 hours. It transmits through contact from person to person and also from touching surfaces. The corona virus can survive on surfaces, on copper surfaces up to 4 hours, on cardboard up to 24 hours and on metal surfaces, plastic and stainless steel objects up to two to three days. However, certain studies have found that coronavirus can last up to 9 days on surfaces such as glass, metal, and hard surfaces. However, the good news is that basic household disinfectants can effectively eliminate and kill these pathogens. If courier services and parcels or goods arrive from outside, it is advisable to wear gloves when handling gloves or to wash your hands immediately after you have touched and disposed of the outer packaging.
Also, use stairs instead of the closed environment of the elevator as often as possible. If this is not possible, always wash your hands after pressing the floor buttons in the elevator.
Which areas of the house to disinfect and clean:
1st gate (independent house).
2. Door handles.
3. Dining table and chairs.
4. Bathroom tap.
5. Toilet seat.
6. Light and fan switch.
7. AC remote control.
8. TV remote control.
11. Wash basin.
12. Kitchen sink and taps.
Also think of areas or things that you touch frequently or that may become infected – for example:
1. ATM card (which you hand over to supermarkets and to the courier who brings your package).
2. Wallet or purse.
3. The steering wheel of your car.
4. The handlebar of your bike.
5. Key to your house.
6. Car / bicycle key.
List of disinfectants approved by the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) for home disinfection:
Check the cleaning agent for the following ingredients to effectively disinfect coronavirus from surfaces:
1. hydrogen peroxide; Peroxyacetic acid
2. hydrogen peroxide; Octanoic acid; Peroxyacetic acid.
3. Sodium hypochlorite
4. hydrogen peroxide; Peroxyacetic acid
5. Hydrogen peroxide
7. Quaternary ammonium
8. Quaternary ammonium; citric acid
9. Quaternary ammonium; Ethanol
Warning: Never mix two or more disinfectants with each other as you would put yourself at risk, as such mixing can lead to chemical reactions that can be toxic and toxic. Use only one disinfectant at a time.
Important: Never mix bleach with ammonia or any other household or disinfectant, as this can produce toxic fumes that can be dangerous to your health.
How to clean / disinfect your home:
1. Always wear disposable gloves before starting disinfection. When you have cleaned all areas, carefully throw the gloves into a dustbin with a lid.
2. Open all windows and let in fresh air and light as these are chemicals. Therefore, make sure that the air circulates sufficiently.
3. Never mix two or more disinfectants together, as you would put yourself at risk, as such mixing can lead to chemical reactions that can be toxic and toxic. Use only one disinfectant at a time.
3. Use a detergent with water to wash hard metal surfaces, glass, and non-wood items before disinfecting them. Use disinfectant wipes for wooden surfaces.
4. Alcohol-based products with a concentration of at least 70%, bleach-based products and products with the above-mentioned ingredients (see list of ingredients approved by the EPA) can be used for disinfection.
4. Always dilute household bleach in water and wipe surfaces completely with a towel or paper towel.
5. Apply the disinfectant liquid to the surface and let it work for 10 minutes before wiping it with a damp cloth. Dispose of the cloth in a dustbin with a lid after each use.
How to make disinfectant at home:
- Take 4 teaspoons of household bleach.
- One liter of water.
- Mix both and put the liquid in a spray bottle.
- Spray this homemade disinfectant on surfaces, leave it there for 10 minutes, and then wipe it with a damp cloth.
Please disinfect your home at regular intervals to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Stay healthy, stay happy, everyone 🙂