Fortunately, the vast majority of people won't contract the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 survive. But cleaning and disinfecting is still critical.
And, for those who have someone at home who is sick, it is absolutely essential to maintain a clean and disinfected environment.
We've touched on it here before, but it bears repeating - cleaning and disinfecting are not the same thing. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these definitions:
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
When it comes to a home, the distinction are the same, but the focus is really on simply "cleaning and then disinfecting." Everything.
High-Touch Points and Different Surfaces
If you take a moment to look around your home you can begin to see the wide variety of surfaces, materials, and items that can host dangerous and even deadly germs, bacteria and viruses. The danger of having an highly infectious viral contagion in your home like COVID-19 is that it is very likely to be transmitted by touch.
While this is not as likely as many might believe, it is far better to be safe by cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting your home. We've created a checklist to help with that task.
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What is known for certain about COVID-19 is that is readily spread from person-to-person. However, it is still not so certain how easily it can be contracted from surfaces that have been contaminated. According to the CDC website,
"It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Also, routinely clean frequently touched surfaces."
Here's a simple formula for making your own disinfectant using basic household bleach and water:
There are many actions you can take to ensure your health and safe home environment. Using common cleaning tools and products, such as bleach and hydrogen peroxide solutions, makes keeping a clean and disinfected household simple and affordable.
Another key element is to keep as much of your household garbage and waste products out of the house as possible. This may mean having your garbage removed and disposed of more often than when your residential garbage removal takes place. That's when you can use the services of an expert garbage removal company.
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