Blog / 7 Ways to COVIDSafe Sanitise Your Home…
Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
With many people having to cope with living in lockdown, home schooling their children, and maybe even caring for vulnerable relatives, we thought weâ€™d share with you with some ideas on how you can sanitise your home.
Everyone knows that washing your hands and wiping surfaces is basic good hygiene, but thereâ€™s more to creating a COVIDSafe home, which is why weâ€™ve created these 7 key steps to a clean and sanitised homeâ€¦
1. Regular Surface Cleaning
A clean surface is a hostile home for bacteria, so as a minimum make sure you clean frequently touched surfaces twice a day. The process should be a two-step approach, with cleaning (to remove dirt and germs) being stage one, and then stage two (disinfecting) using chemicals to kill germs.* Pay special attention to areas such as door handles, light switches, work surfaces, remote controls, and electronic devices and make sure you use the right products for each stage.
2. Treated Touch Surfaces
As part of your defence against COVD-19 you should create a â€˜healthy homeâ€™ routine of treating surfaces in your home that are frequently touched. At Myhome, our COVID-19 Defence Treatment uses hospital grade disinfectant that is proven to kill Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and is now a standard part of our regular cleaning, at no extra cost.
3. Deep Down Clean Carpets
A HEPA filter is a specific type of Hospital grade air filter, which removes at least 99.97% of particles from the air down to at least 0.3 microns in size. HEPA filters are used in some professional vacuum cleaners and mean that your carpets get a truly deep-down clean as part of your regular home sanitising routine.
4. Regular Thorough Vacuuming
Carpets do a great job of trapping dirt, bacteria and allergens in their fibres, helping to minimise the risk of causing illness or infection. However, they can only do that for so long and once the fibres become â€˜fullâ€™ the allergens will become airborne. For that reason, itâ€™s critical that you regularly vacuum your carpets and have them professionally deep cleaned every 18 months as recommended by The Carpet Institute of Australia.
5. Thorough and Regular Bathroom Cleaning
Bathrooms and cloakrooms are a haven for bacteria so itâ€™s essential that these areas are cleaned ideally twice a day with hospital grade disinfectant, paying particular attention to toilet handles, taps, light switches, door handles, basins, vanity tops, and any other regularly touched areas. Make sure you have a regular supply of antibacterial soap, disposable tissues, and clean towels to minimise risk.
One area of your home that almost certainly gets overlooked are the fabric coverings, such as sofas, curtains, rugs, and cushions. Despite not being considered high-risk, itâ€™s still a good idea to have these areas of your home professionally deep cleaned to remove any dirt, dust. or bacteria as a general part of a â€˜healthy homeâ€™ routine.
7. Windows and Glass
With some sources suggesting that COVID-19 can survive several days on glass, itâ€™s important to ensure that your home sanitising programme includes your windows and any glass areas around your deck, garden, or pool. As with other hard surfaces, these should either be professionally cleaned or, if youâ€™re tackling it yourself, be thoroughly wiped down with a hospital grade disinfectant.
By following these 7 steps, youâ€™ll significantly increase the protection your home provides against COVID-19, helping to keep you and your family safe from infection.
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