The COVID-19 pandemic has led to companies adopting a work from home policy. Since the virus also spreads through infected surfaces, it is essential to disinfect your home regularly to reduce your risk of contracting it.
In this era, when the human race is fighting a pandemic, a lot has been shared on personal hygiene and the importance of washing hands. A new concept that this crisis has given birth to is ‘social distancing’, which most countries, including India, have started practising, as this remains the only known way to combat the rapidly spreading coronavirus or COVID-19. While we all maintain self-isolation and work-from-home, it is critical to keep the surroundings clean and disinfected to help contain this viral infection.
Studies have indicated that the coronavirus can survive on surfaces like cardboard for up to a day and up to two to three days on stainless steel and plastic. Therefore, if you have gone out of your house and came back in or somebody else has, then disinfecting high-touch surfaces is an essential step in curbing the spread of the virus. These high-touch surfaces include doorknobs, faucet knobs, table surface, light switches, TV remote controls etc. Clean them first with a hand towel or a wet cloth to remove debris or dust. Apply a surface-appropriate disinfectant next. The best way to do this is to use disinfectant sprays or wipes.
There are many isopropyl-alcohol-based disinfectant sprays in the market, which you can use on these surfaces. Here are some quick tips for disinfecting different areas and surfaces of your home.