Do you have a loved one suffering from CO-VID19 and at home trying to recover from the symptoms?
You’ll need to know how to clean your home correctly to ensure your household is safe from the virus! Read on to know how to disinfect your home when someone is sick with coronavirus.
How to Disinfect Your Home When Someone’s Has COVID-19
As part of everyday prevention actions against COVID-19, you need to protect your home. If someone in the household is positive with the virus, follow these steps to cleaning your home immediately to prevent it from spreading:
Make sure that you clean all surfaces with the right soap and water daily. Focus on high-touch surfaces, such as tables and desks, light switches, doorknobs, countertops, desks, handles, phones and keyboards, faucets, sinks, toilets, among others.
Disinfect your entire home using diluted recommended bleach, if the surface allows it. If not, use a commercial grade disinfectant. If you are unsure, ask one of your local AustClean business owners.
You can also disinfect your home with alcohol solutions that contain at least 70% alcohol or other household cleaners and disinfectants.
If you have soft surfaces such as drapes, rugs, or carpeted floors, clean it using soap, water, and appropriate cleansers. If you can, launder your drapes and rugs following manufacturer instructions, using warm water settings. You can also disinfect your soft surfaces with EPA-registered products, if the material permits it.
As for laundry, always wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry and never shake it. Use the warmest possible water setting and dry them off completely.
You can still combine laundry from the infected person with the rest of the household’s items. Just be sure to clean and disinfect all the hampers as well, and wash your hands with soap and water after dealing with laundry.
Never touch your face with unwashed hands and clean your hands with soap and water after coming in contact with the infected person. If you can’t wash your hands yet, use hand sanitiser.
Keep the infected person separated and in their room, especially when eating. Wash all the dishes and utensils used with hot water while wearing gloves.
There needs to be a dedicated and lined trash bin for the infected person. Again, always use gloves when removing, handling, and disposing trash, washing your hands afterwards.
I hope that these cleaning tips gave you a head’s up on what to prepare for just in case your loved one is positive for COVID-19.