COVID-19 prevention is at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now, especially in states and countries where cases continue to rise. While social distancing may be slowing cases in some areas, practicing good hygiene and adopting a disinfection protocol remains critical. We need to continue washing our hands, wear face coverings and follow other directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our healthcare experts.
Research shows that many viruses and germs can live on certain surfaces for hours—and even days—and contaminated hands can transfer noroviruses to seven clean sequentially touched surfaces! This makes it especially important to disinfect high-touch areas and surfaces regularly and thoroughly.
Here are some important surfaces in your house to target with a powerful disinfectant like Clear Gear.
The Little Things
Items we touch and hold in our hands can spread all sorts of germs and viruses, including COVID-19. This includes the knobs on doors and cabinets, light switches and handles. Remote controls are also high-touch items that are rarely cleaned, making them a breeding ground for germs. These items often harbor much more bacteria than other areas in our homes.
Sink faucets are in contact with lots of hands and unwashed, uncooked food, which means they can host many types of bacteria. Bathroom faucets can be even worse.
Bathrooms are obvious hot spots when it come to the spread of germs. It’s imperative to clean your bathrooms regularly to minimize microbial growth and to disinfect all faucets and toilet handles. Pay special attention to the doorknob, light switch and other items in high-traffic areas.
If you have stairs in your house, disinfect the handrails daily! Since we carry germs on our hands, it’s very easy to pass them on to the handrails of stairs, where they can lurk.
Pre-treat laundry with Clear Gear in the same way you would apply stain remover: spray and let sit for 10 minutes before washing. Clean and disinfect clothes hampers as well.
For maximum results clean surfaces thoroughly before disinfecting them with Clear Gear. Let items dry for at least 10 minutes before using or touching them. Wear disposable gloves and throw them out immediately after you finish cleaning and disinfecting.
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