Cleaning Surfaces During COVID-19 Outbreak
With constantly changing and conflicting news stories circulating about the COVID-19 outbreak, it can be tough to know the best way to protect yourself. Cleaning surfaces is a vital part of stopping the circulation of coronavirus, but what is the most effective way of keeping areas in your home clean?
The Truth About Surfaces And COVID-19
Recent studies show that the virus can live up to three days on plastic and metal surfaces and 24 hours on papers and cardboard. However, experts argue that extra caution may only need to be taken if you are undergoing a specific coronavirus-clean to protect the rest of the house from family members with symptoms. However, thorough cleaning of all surfaces is still, first and foremost, the best way to protect from germs. So there is no harm in thoroughly cleaning all surfaces with the bonus being protection from COVID-19.
Surfaces To Consider For Cleaning
The essential items to clean are those where waste is frequently produced or surfaces commonly touched, like bathrooms, kitchens, or shared living spaces like living rooms. As well as general surfaces, household equipment can also be cleaned. Examples include laptops if you’re working from home, remote controls, light switches, and door handles. Anything that is frequently handled or touched by different people can benefit from regular cleaning.
Don’t Forget External Items
It’s easy to forget things that you might be bringing into the home, which is why cleaning surfaces like parcels should be just as important as cleaning your house. Remembering to clean your car will also cut down on contamination as you’re safely ensuring anything from the outside doesn’t linger in your home. This also applies to external handles like shed, garages, or external doors.
The Best Way To Deep Clean
If you are in a household with someone currently going through COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, then keeping their household waste separate will protect you and any waste-handlers from spreading the virus. When cleaning surfaces, using protective gloves will give you an extra layer of protection. Doubling up with regular surface cleaner and disinfectant will also make extra sure that you stay healthy. Using high-level disinfectants with 71% or above alcohol content can ensure any germs on your surfaces are killed off.
Keeping You And Your Families Safe
Any good business like Re-Gen Waste will actively monitor the status of COVID-19 and deploy only the most thorough cleaning process to keep you, our employees, and the country safe. For vital work like waste management, our teams work tirelessly to keep dispose of waste in the most hygienic and sanitary way, while deploying cleaning techniques to avoid cross-contamination on surfaces. Waste management services will also be able to offer first-hand advice and the most up-to-date COVID-19 statements to ensure that we are at the forefront of waste management developments and the needs of their community.
Find out more advice on how to keep clean during COVID-19 here on our blog.