5 Tips on Keeping Your Home Germ-Free
The world’s fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 a.k.a. COVID-19 seems to be an unending battle, with new cases being reported every day. In the country alone, based on a Rappler report, the Department of Health said that it has probed 638 patients under investigation for possible cases of the deadly disease. Out of the 638 patients, 592 people have been discharged from hospitals.
Although it’s tough to control bacteria and viruses when you’re out and about, it’s possible to take steps for a germ-free surrounding at home. Here are five (5) tips to keep your home clean:
Use a regular household detergent and water when cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects like countertops, doorknobs, toilets, remote control, and telephone. If a detergent isn’t available, cleaning sprays and antibacterial wipes will do.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has emphasized that you should wash your hands often especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose. If you have no soap and water with you, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands.
Have a separate room ready for sick household members. Since COVID-19 is an infectious disease, letting your sick family member stay in another room might be the best idea. You can also give him or her disposable facemasks to wear at home to prevent spreading the virus.
Use a clean tissue when you cough and throw it in the trash after. Never leave used tissues around the house as they spread viruses easily. Don’t forget to wash your hands with soap and water after throwing the used tissues in the trash.
Clean the sponges, scrubbers, brushes, and all cleaning aids that you use. Make it a habit to soak them in water mixed with disinfectants. Ensure that you let them dry under the sun to kill the germs.
COVID-19 is no laughing matter, that’s why you should take all precautionary measures to keep you and your family safe. If you have other tips, let us know in the comments!