It’s 20+ months since WHO first announced the outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve learned a lot, and we’re starting to acquire decent data, but we still don’t know how the pathogen is transmitted. The old thinking was that it’s airborne, which seems likely given that transmission between patients can happen as far as 5 meters apart over timeframes as short as 15 minutes.
But then again, it might not be, given that infections seem to cluster around family members and caregivers. So there’s still a debate over the basic question of how it spreads (aerosol vs. contact).
But one thing is clear; keeping your home/office clean can help to some extent. The best thing to do to contain the spread of the pandemic is to disinfect and keep your home/office clean.
Health professionals are always talking about how important it is to get people to wash their hands, but for this pandemic, it’s even more critical. But that’s not enough; it needs to go beyond personal hygiene to your home and office.
So, how do you keep your home/office clean to contain the spread? Here’s how:
Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces
It’s advisable always to use bleach-based cleaners because they are the most effective. You should change and wash bedding and towels used by someone sick.
Wipe surfaces like doorknobs, cupboard handles, keyboards, and telephones frequently. If your fingers are too germy, you can turn off and on light switches with your elbows. Clean footwear to remove any dirt and contaminations from outside.
Maintain Personal Hygiene
Personal hygiene is crucial to keep illnesses from spreading. To maintain personal hygiene, you need to;
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
- Avoid sharing personal items that come into contact with mucus, saliva, or blood
- Don’t share towels, washcloths, cups, etc.
- Keep a distance from others while ill
- Stay home if you are sick for a prolonged time; this will help stop the spread of the virus and protect other people.
Clean up Spills Quickly and Properly
Germs can spread through many different surfaces, especially where there’s a lot of traffic like on or near door handles, telephones, or light switches. And the number one place in your home/office for germs to breed. Remember to wipe dirty surfaces as soon as they get dirty and clean spills immediately. This will limit the amount of times you have to use harsh chemicals.
Get Decontamination Services for Your Home/Office
Once you’re feeling better and life starts getting back to normal… it’s time to clean! It takes just an hour a week of your time to do thorough cleaning and decontamination of your home/office, preventing the growth of bacteria and viruses.
But whenever you feel like you can’t do it, hire professionals who offer home decontamination services. These professionals understand the best cleaning chemicals that can kill the virus and keep your home safe.
Remember, disinfecting and decontaminating your home/office is important even if there are no illness outbreaks in your household. Germs are everywhere around us, so it’s always best to take extra precautions to keep them away from where we live and play.
We are always a call away if you need professionals to decontaminate your office and kill all disease-spreading germs.