As the whole world is fighting the pandemic, everybody is interested in learning how to clean the house to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus disease. This is not always easy because the information on the best cleaning practices is sometimes too scattered, difficult to follow, or even contradictory.
If that’s the case and you want to stop feeling so confused, take a look at our coronavirus home cleaning tips to find out how to disinfect everything quickly and successfully. If you don’t want to or don’t have the time to deal with the chores, simply delegate them to our trustworthy cleaners and relax knowing that the job will be done properly.
How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces?
By now, everybody is familiar with the fact that we can pick up the coronavirus by touching the contaminated surfaces. Unfortunately, there are many things scientists still don’t know about this virus, but they generally agree that it can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. As they find out more every day, stick to this cleaning routine:
- Clean dirty surfaces with soap or detergent and water. If they are already clean, you can skip this step and get down to disinfecting immediately.
- Use a disinfectant containing alcohol of around 70% or bleach. Sadly, vinegar and green cleaning products are not recommended, so leave them for the post-corona period.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often. These include door handles, handrails, taps, light switches, remote controls, keyboards and mobile phones, kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
- Let the product stay wet on a surface. Make sure you don’t wipe the cleaning solution off too soon. It takes several minutes for many disinfectants to be effective.
Can the coronavirus disease spread through the air?
Health officials report that the coronavirus disease is transmitted through the air in addition to direct contact with sick persons and contaminated surfaces and objects. As they explain, the virus is transmitted through the droplets that are released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
Remember that although this spreading through air sounds so scary, unless you are close to someone (less than 6 feet), the amount you’ve been exposed to is very low. Practice social distancing outside and clean your home in detail.
Does chlorine kill coronavirus?
Although no disinfectant is 100% efficient against all bacteria and viruses, chlorine is a powerful killer of most germs and viruses. That’s why it can be found in countless household cleaning products. It’s also used in different concentrations to treat water in swimming pools and water tanks.
Use chlorine for disinfecting your floors and surfaces, but handle it with extra care because it can be hazardous for humans:
- Dilute it correctly. Always pour the correct amount of concentrate into the water, never the other way around.
- Work in a well-ventilated area. Make sure the windows are open during and after the cleaning.
- Do not mix it with any other products. It’s dangerous to use it with, for example, acids or anything containing ammonia.
- Protect your skin and eyes. Wear gloves and protective eyewear in case of splashing.
The reliable house cleaning service Fishers is proud of
At C&C Cleaning, we understand how terribly stressful the coronavirus lockdown has been. We are also aware that you don’t want to worry whether you have disinfected your home properly or not.
Remember that in these uncertain times, you can still count on our cleaning experts for thorough disinfection of your surfaces and your entire home. It would do you good to try to relax somewhere in the open close to the White River while we clean your house to perfection, applying the latest expert recommendations. Give us a call!