To say that the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted our lives would be a massive understatement. With the number of infected individuals growing with each passing day and no vaccine in sight, there’s no telling how long we’ll have to live with this dangerous virus.
The good news is, you’re not helpless! Since COVID-19 primarily spreads through airborne droplets and by touching contaminated surfaces, you can greatly reduce your chances of contracting it by practicing social distancing and disinfecting your home on a regular basis.
In order to help you out, we’ll answer some common questions about home disinfection in the following article. These tips are universal, so they can be applied regardless of whether you clean or your own, or you use a professional cleaning service in Anchorage. Read on.
What has most germs in your house?
Broadly speaking, you can contract the coronavirus (as well as a variety of other household germs) in two ways. The first is by breathing in the microscopic droplets that leave an infected person’s mouth and nose when they breathe, sneeze, cough, etc.
The second occurs when you touch a contaminated surface, at which point the virus passes onto your hands. If you touch your face afterward, there’s a possibility that the virus will get into your body through your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Since some surfaces in your home are touched a lot more often than others, they have an increased chance of getting contaminated. As a result, you should pay special attention to frequently-touched surfaces when cleaning and disinfecting your home.
These high-touch surfaces include:
- TV and AC remotes
- Game controllers
- Computer mice and keyboards
- Toilet seats
How do you kill bacteria in your home?
No amount of social distancing or wearing a face mask will keep you healthy if you fail to clean and disinfect your place regularly. If you don’t have the time to clean, or you’re not sure you can do it correctly, consider outsourcing this task to certified cleaning experts.
Here’s how to disinfect properly:
Step #1: Protect yourself
Always wear a face mask and disposable gloves while cleaning and disinfecting. Avoid touching your face during the cleaning, and give your hands a good washing after you’re done. Refrain from shaking dirty laundry to avoid dispersing germs into the air.
Step #2: Clean
A surface needs to first be cleaned regularly before a disinfectant can be applied. Grab your everyday cleaning supplies and an appropriate cleaner (or soap and water), and give the surfaces a good wipe down.
Step #3: Disinfect
Buy an EPA-approved household disinfectant and apply it in accordance with manufacturer instructions. Remember to thoroughly air the space you’re disinfecting. If you don’t have access to a store-bought disinfectant, you can use disinfectant wipes or diluted bleach instead.
Furthermore, if you haven’t deep cleaned your home recently, you should do so as soon as possible. Hard-to-reach dirt and dust tends to be a hotspot for germs, parasites, and mold, and should therefore be dealt with immediately.
Where can I book the premier cleaning service in Anchorage?
We’re all dreaming about the day when the coronavirus crisis will end and we’ll all once again be able to enjoy a carefree family trip to the Alaska Zoo. However, until that day comes, we have to do everything within our power to curb the spread of this dangerous disease.
But what if you can’t find the time to give your house the cleaning it needs? Here at White Lilac, we say: no problem! We work with the top cleaning experts in Anchorage who will gladly clean and disinfect your place while you attend to your other obligations. Contact us today.