Home and Office Disinfection Tips That will Guarantee Safety
As the COVID-19 situation continues to be increasingly severe, it is more important than never to ensure that workplaces and residential home environments are cleaned thoroughly and frequently to help curb the spread of the virus.
According to the National Environment Agency, we already know that the virus can survive on surfaces of different materials for at least two to three days. Therefore, surfaces potentially contaminated with the virus via respiratory droplets such as sneezing or coughs, should be properly sanitised as much as possible.
Regular cleaning and sanitising surfaces in your residence or office can help lower the chances you or a loved one will contract the virus and lower the possibility of you spreading it to someone else.
Here are some tips on how to keep your work or home environment virus-free
1. Have your cleaning tools prepared
Prepare surgical masks, disposable gloves and bleach solution or an appropriate disinfectant with indication of effectiveness against coronavirus.
Most common household disinfectants will claim their ability to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on the bottle however unless proven, they might not work against COVID-19 so it will be good to check beforehand or turn to professionals equipped with the right products to disinfect your residence or condo.
Open the windows during the disinfection to have better ventilation, and avoid touching your face and eyes when cleaning.
2. Clean high-touch surfaces
Mop the floor with the disinfectant and use disposable cloths or rags to wipe frequently touched areas such as handles, armrests, doorknobs, switches etc.
Use a one-way wipe down technique to ensure that you do not deposit the germs you just cleaned up back onto the cleaned area.
Avoid using a spray pack to apply the disinfectant as it may create splashes which can end up spreading the virus even more.
For offices, make sure to clean high touch surfaces on an employee’s desk such as the keyboard, desktop and phone.
3. Wash fabrics
For homes, fabrics such as bed sheets, pillow covers and blankets, you should use a washing machine and detergent to wash them more regularly.
4. Repeat the cleaning process throughout your work or home environment
Mop each area from one end to another while avoiding going to a cleaned area from an unclean area.
Dispose all gloves, masks, used cloths and other waste materials into a double-lined plastic trash bag when you’re done and separate clean-up waste from other household waste. After cleaning, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
5. Practice good personal hygiene
If possible, avoid releasing any respiratory droplets in the first place as it is impossible to tell if a surface is contaminated or not simply by looking.
Exercise precaution and if needed, sneeze or cough into a tissue and throw it away immediately, or use your elbow and avoid using your hands.
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.
Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and anyone else when you are in public.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Don’t shake hands with other people
Avoid crowded areas or large gatherings
Hire Professional Pest Control to Confirm Cleanliness
Take it a step further and hire a pest control service to ensure that your residence or work place is pest-free for the long run.
Pests are an obvious sign that there is a significant amount and risk of infection in your space due to the presence of germs, bacteria and viruses.
While household disinfectants will claim their effectiveness against most viruses, they might not be strong enough against pests and prevent them from returning for good.
As such, you should turn to the experts at Pestbusters who are equipped with the proper products and equipment, along with many years of experience to properly disinfect your home and office and protect them from any forms of potential infestation. Call +65 6288 2828 or enquire online today!