Doctors and researchers are discovering more about coronavirus illness (COVID-19) and how the virus spreads (SARS-CoV-2). To restrict the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, public health messaging emphasizes the significance of regular, thorough handwashing, mask use, and social distancing.
You can also take steps to prevent the virus from spreading in your home. There are no specific materials necessary. We mostly have them in our homes.
Here’s what you need to know about what will and won’t work against the coronavirus — according to experts.
1). Clean touched surfaces with disinfectants.
According to Marcela Barraza, founder of MB Green Cleaning, there’s a big difference between cleaning and disinfecting your home. Cleaning removes bacteria but does not kill them completely, whereas disinfectants stop them in their tracks. As a result, she advises cleaning first, then disinfection for coronavirus.
“It is very important that you clean to remove dirt and debris from surfaces first because germs and bacteria might hide under the dirt. Once the surface is clean with the least number of bacteria, the disinfectant will do its purpose by killing them,” Barraza says.
2). Use the right disinfectants supplies.
When it comes to sponges and mops, doctors recommend using disposable wipes or cloths instead. These are great for cleaning all around the house because they can be thrown away after one use.
If you do reuse the sponges and cloths- wash them with hot water and dry them on the hottest setting after each use. Follow the manufacturer’s directions while using disinfectants carefully.
3). Don’t forget about the electronics.
Disinfect your phone more frequently as it could be an infected surface hiding in plain sight.
To clean the surfaces of your phone on a regular basis, use an alcohol wipe or just warm soap and water. Also, disinfect shared electronics in the home, such as computer keyboard and mouse, and remote controls, on a regular basis, especially if they have been used by someone who is unwell.
We all don’t clean our sponges properly, but now it is time to begin. Nuking your sponge in the microwave for about a minute will kill the germs on it. To prevent the sponge from catching fire in the microwave, soak it in water first.
4). Quarantine sick family members at home.
According to the CDC, the coronavirus can spread between people within 6 feet of each other. If someone in your family is infected, the best approach to keep everyone else safe is to provide the sick person a separate bedroom and bathroom, if possible.
The sick person should stay away from the rest of the family and only leave home for medical treatment. When in contact with others it’s necessary to wear a mask and use sanitizers. While someone is sick with COVID-19, it’s also better to minimize visitors to the home, according to the CDC.
5). Make a habit of Cleaning, Disinfecting and Staying Safe
These precautions are necessary to protect your home against covid-19, but they are also beneficial to do in general to avoid the flu and other infections.
All of this is essential for routine home maintenance. Finally, once you and your family members are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get it as soon as possible. To receive more life-saving tips or if you are looking for a new general physician in Villa Rica, Ga look no further contact us today. At Prime Care of Gorgia we are accepting new patients.