Home Cleaning Tips to Combat Coronavirus
There is some confusion still on the way this virus is transmitted but to be safe the Coronavirus seems to be transmitted mostly by contact to surfaces then by touching your face with an infected hand. For complete up to date information direct from the experts visit these two sites: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Lysol.com. These links will take you direct to their Coronavirus page.
Most Disinfectant sprays kills 99.9% of germs. Lysol brand states that for hard non-porous surfaces you should spray the entire area and let it remain wet for 3 minutes but for 2019 Novel Coronavirus the surface should stay wet for 10 minutes. To be safe I would use the 10-minute method. Listed below are the steps:
Step 1: Wear hand and eye protection and read all label instructions
Step 2: Pre clean surfaces with your normal method
Step 3: Hold can or bottle upright 6” to 8” from surface. Spray 3 to 4 seconds until covered.
Step 4: Keep surface wet for 10 minutes then allow to air dry
Step 5: Rinse toys and food contact surfaces with water after use. Make sure you use a clean towel or cloth.
Now let’s talk about the areas to be cleaned. Basically, any surface that you regularly touch. Here is a list to get you started: Light switches, Doorknobs, Bath Tubs, Showers, Toilet Seat and Handle, Faucets, Shower Curtain, Garbage Can, Refrigerator Handles, Drawer and Cabinet Handles, Car Handles and Steering wheel, Computer Mouse, Back of Chairs, Appliance Handles and Buttons Etc. You can also spray some Lysol products on Soft surfaces such as Couches, Mattresses, Pillows, Cushions, Upholstery, Backpacks Etc.
It is also recommended that you keep your home well ventilated, so open windows regularly so your air is exchanged and fresh. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it away, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.