New Delhi । As the number of coronavirus patients is increasing day by day and experts says that the peak is yet to come, People should be very careful about their well being. You might be worried about the chances of infection but listening to the experts and taking due precaution will help you in fighting this pandemic
Risk of transmission and cleaning
Even if nobody is sick at home you need to clean and disinfect your house regularly. This becomes important if anyone or anything has entered your home.
Transmission from person-to-person is a much greater risk than transmission via surfaces, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends we clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in our homes at least once daily just to be safe, assuming we have had contact with the outside world in some way, either a person leaving and returning or goods coming in.
Clean and disinfect the high touch surfaces
So the experts suggest that we should clean and disinfect specially the high touch surfaces of the home like Doorknobs, Table surfaces, seat back and arms of the dining chairs, Kitchen counters, Bathroom counters, Faucets and faucet knobs, Toilets (seat and handle), Light switches, TV remote controls etc.
Researchers have found that the novel coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces such as cardboard for 24 hours, up to two or three days on plastic and stainless steel. So cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is a step all people should take even if they are not leaving the house. Anytime items or people come in and out of your home, there is some possibility of exposure.
Way to clean and disinfect
Cleaning and disinfecting are two very different things. Centre for disease control recommends that people should do both. Cleaning is about removing contaminants from a surface. Disinfecting is about killing pathogens.
First, clean the surfaces, removing any contaminants, dust, or debris. You can do this by wiping them with soapy water (or a cleaning spray) and a hand towel.
Then apply a surface-appropriate disinfectant. The quickest and easiest way to do this is with disinfecting wipes or disinfectant spray.
Just adding these to your daily routine can help lower the risk of infection for you and anyone else in your household. If you aren’t able to obtain disinfectants at this time, just do a thorough job with the soap or cleaning agents you do have.
Disinfectants are available in the market in forms of Disinfecting wipes, Disinfectant spray. Also Isopropyl alcohol and Hydrogen peroxide work as disinfectant.