There is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel: vaccines are coming and scientists’ understanding of the covid-19 virus is improving week by week. But, it is still as important as ever to stay vigilant and keep your home and office clean and disinfected.
Once you are in the habit of disinfecting to kill the coronavirus, you’ll continue to live a clean life and stop the spread of other diseases, like the flu and common cold.
So, let’s go through some tips on how to kill covid-19 and other viruses when returning to the office or finally having people over to your house for dinner.
1. Clean Your Personal Devices
You touch your phone and computer more than anything else… but you might have never cleaned it. A simple Clorox wipe can be enough to clean your phone and the case. Check with the manufacturer of your computer for the proper way to disinfect it without damage.
Never use bleach on your personal devices, or you risk causing permanent destruction. Keep your devices clean, and you won’t keep a virus in your pocket.
2. Bring In Expert Office Cleaners
If you are a business owner, you are liable for the safety of your employees — and that means doing everything possible to stop the spread of illnesses in your workplace.
To fully sanitize your entire office, call in professionals who will reach every nook and cranny and use professional high-strength products. Look for local companies that you can trust, and always search specifically, e.g ‘covid cleaning services atlanta‘, to be sure you find a company near you.
3. Maintain Personal Hygiene
Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for 30 seconds to kill all germs. If soap is not available, use a strong hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Place hand sanitizer dispensers in obvious places at your business and home for everyone to use.
4. Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Proper PPE can be the difference between getting sick and staying healthy. Always wear a mask outside your home and put gloves on if you will be doing any cleaning.
Face shields can also be a good alternative for those who have difficulty wearing masks. There is no excuse to keep your face uncovered — just find what works best for you.
5. Install Proper Ventilation
Good airflow is a great way to remove covid particles that float in the air from inside your premises. But you don’t have to break the bank and renovate your entire home or office to make a real difference.
Just opening windows and turning on a fan will circulate air through the property and keep you healthy. Always open at least two windows to achieve a cross breeze.
If it is too hot or cold for open windows, then be sure your air conditioner has a fresh filter and is operating smoothly. In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to replace your HVAC filter every 3 months to ensure fresh airflow — this is more important now to keep on top of.
6. Wipe Down Surfaces
While covid-19 does not easily spread through surfaces, it can live for over 24 hours on untouched surfaces. For optimal safety, wipe down high-touch areas like doorknobs and light switches periodically throughout the day.
7. Use Common Sense
In the midst of the pandemic, do not let up on common-sense best practices. Stay 6 feet apart from strangers and always wear your mask. Only take your mask off in the presence of other fully vaccinated people.
Together, we can make a difference and come out stronger than how we started.