It’s been almost two years since COVID-19 has become a part of our daily lives. In an effort to minimize our risk, it is important to know the best way you can keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season. The easiest way to do this is to learn how to clean and disinfect properly.
One of the best things you can do to minimize your risk of catching a virus is to keep yourself and your home clean. As we all know, washing your hands with water and soap; making sure to lather and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds, after 20 seconds has lapsed, you can rinse.
In terms of your home, you should regularly clean all surfaces with a household cleaner that contains either soap, disinfectant, or detergent. There are also specific instances where you should be cleaning; someone in your house is sick, someone who is sick has visited your home, etc. In any situation, you should clean high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, light switches and tables as often as you can.
There are an endless amount of cleaners that can be used in many different ways. The rule of thumb for finding appropriate cleaning products is pretty simple; read the labels. The labels of cleaning products whether they are a spray, a paste, a brush, etc. should have examples of how to use the product.
Flu season is here, so there is a good chance you or someone in your household may become sick. When there is a sick person in your household, you should be cleaning more thoroughly. To start, clean as you normally would, disinfecting and cleaning visibly dirty places, high-touch points, etc. While you clean you should be wearing gloves, following the directions on the label of your cleaning agent and ensuring proper ventilation. Whether you’re feeling well or are sick, keeping yourself and your home clean can help to minimize the spread of germs and illnesses. The CDC has many guides and rules to follow in regards to how to clean when someone is sick.