How to Properly Disinfect Your Home and Workspace Against COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus has changed how we live our daily lives. Wearing facemasks when we go outdoors, washing our hands regularly, and keeping away from large gatherings of people are now all the “new norm.”
It’s not unreasonable to think that these sanitation “best practices” will go on long after the country re-opens, and life goes back to semi-normal. As of this blog post, there isn’t a vaccine, and some experts believe that it may become a seasonal virus.
This is why homes and businesses will need to start disinfecting surfaces on a daily or even hourly basis to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. We want to share with you four tips on how you can help ensure a clean home and workspace.
Disinfecting vs. Cleaning
There’s an important difference between “cleaning products” and “disinfecting products.” While many people use these two words interchangeably, they don’t mean the same thing. When you clean a surface, you’re merely wiping away dust and dirt particles.
Germs, bacteria, and viruses can and do remain on the surface. This is where most people tend to get sick as they think just wiping the counters down with a wet rag will kill the germs.
Disinfecting, on the other hand, is the process of actually killing these viruses, bacteria, and germs using specialized chemical products such as bleach and disinfecting sprays.
To adequately protect you, your loved ones, and your fellow office workers from the Coronavirus, you need properly disinfect multi-touch surfaces using disinfectant cleaners.
Which Cleaning Products Kill COVID-19?
There are many cleaning products on the grocery store shelves that claim to disinfect, but not all of them will kill the Coronavirus. The EPA has put out a list of cleaners that will help kill COVID-19. While the list is pretty comprehensive, there are four major disinfectants that are readily available to the consumer:
How to Disinfect Your Home and Workspace?
To properly clean both your home and workspace area, you’ll need one or more of the above disinfecting products. There are several critical areas of both your home and office that you should focus on regularly cleaning (several times a day):
Concentrate your disinfecting efforts on the areas of your home and office that are high-traffic and high-touch points such as:
- Kitchen counter surfaces
- Dining room tables
- Remote controls
- Bathroom sinks
- Computer keyboards and mice
- Cell phones
The above bullet points are not a comprehensive list. The areas you should disinfect the most are dependent upon how many people touch them regularly.
How to Disinfect Your Workspace
If you work in an office or retail environment, your company should have a disinfecting plan in place. However, don’t rely on the cleaning crews or your co-workers to make sure that you have a clean and sanitized work area.
If your job has you in contact with the general public, you should regularly disinfect your hands, workspace, and any tools such as pens or computer equipment with hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes. You can also request your boss buy some protective shields that will put a protective barrier between employee and customer.
Washing Your Hands
Keep in mind that in addition to disinfecting surfaces, washing your hands is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are several instances where you should wash your hands:
- After using the bathroom
- After touching a doorknob
- After touching something someone else has touched
- After touching an animal
- Before and after you prepare your food
- After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose
When washing your hands, make sure that you’re using clean, running water. Apply the soap and lather up generously. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds while making sure that you get in between the webs of your fingers, under your fingernails, and all sizes of your hands. Once done, rinse the soap off and dry them with a clean towel.
Cleaning Products to Kill COVID-19
At ReOpenSupplies.com, we offer several cleaning products that will help kill and prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. Once the country re-opens and people start returning to their regular daily routines, keeping your home and work area sanitized will help keep you safe.
These cleaners will not only help kill the Coronavirus, but they will also kill other types of flu and bacteria. If you’re looking for other products to help you and your family remain safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic, be sure to check out our online store.