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How to properly sanitize your home

Since the government confirmed the first case of Covid-19, everything around us has become a potential carrier of the virus. Even things like door handles, switches, and surfaces in our homes no longer feel safe. It always feels like the virus is there waiting for you to touch it and then touch your face.

The virus can be anywhere. So you must take precautions to protect yourself and your family. According to research, the virus can live on surfaces for hours or even days. Plastic and stainless steel can hold the virus for three to four days. For this reason, you must sanitize your home regularly.

The difference between cleaning and sanitizing

We need to understand that there is a vast difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Cleaning is what we do daily. It involves removing dirt and dust from surfaces. On the other hand, sanitizing involves disinfecting surfaces to remove harmful bacteria and viruses.

How to sanitize

You do not need special detergents or disinfectants to sanitize your home. You can use what you already have in the house.

For instance, regular bleach is perfect for sanitizing floors. Bleach has the power to destroy viruses. However, you should not use it on surfaces made of stone, especially kitchen counters. Bleach may cause such surfaces to fade.

To clean your floors, add one cup of bleach to every six cups of water. This ratio is ideal for cleaning floors.

If you don’t have bleach, use regular soap. The Center for Disease Control confirmed that soap gets rid of the virus. Choose a detergent that works best for you. However, do not mix two or more detergents since they contain different chemicals, and they may harm your health.

Places to pay attention to

When sanitizing your home, there are certain places you need to pay close attention to. These are places or areas that everyone regularly uses, so the virus can likely be transmitted easily from one person to another.

The areas include doorknobs, light switches, fridge and microwave doors, counters, shelves, toilet flush handles, and kitchen appliances.

To clean such areas, use soapy water and a small towel. Clean the areas thoroughly.

Sanitize your home at least once a day for maximum protection. Additionally, make it a routine to take a shower and change clothes every time you go out of the house to run errands.

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