As COVID-19 continues to spread, so does any misinformation and fake news about the virus online. You’ll be surprised with the many cleaning myths there are out there nowadays, and such wrong data can be dangerous. That’s why you need to know what’s right and wrong in what you read, especially when cleaning your surroundings.
Read on as I debunk cleaning myths to keep you from doing more harm than good.
Three COVID-19 Cleaning Myths Debunked
It’s difficult to tell what’s true and what isn’t with the many news you see online. Here are some things you need to know about the common myths we read about COVID-19 and cleaning.
Many people choose to use ecologically-friendly cleaning products for ethical reasons. While such natural ingredients and cleaners are effective, only up to an extent!
It’s best that you use cleaning products that are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. These are known to legally make disinfecting and sanitizing claims, staying true to their word. I recommend to use products that contain hydrogen peroxide and ethanol for deeper cleaning, staving away viruses.
If you live in hotter climate, you might think you’re safe from the virus, thus there is no need for deep cleaning. That’s a total myth, as COVID-19 can be transmitted anywhere regardless of how hot and humid the weather is.
You’ll need to protect yourself not just by frequent washing of hands, but also disinfecting every part of your home!
Soap and water CAN clean surfaces, but it doesn’t fully disinfect it, completely killing any germs and viruses. Some cleaning products can actually be too weak to disinfect against viruses, which is why you need to take extra precautions. Add an extra step to your cleaning routine for disinfecting your furniture and surfaces using strong disinfectants.
Stay informed with correct information and remember to clean your home with the right cleaning products.