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Ways to keep your home sanitised amidst the Coronavirus

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Use disinfectant wipes to quickly clean down surfaces

Think about the things you touch multiple times a day -- doorknobs, sinks, cabinet handles, refrigerator doors, remote controls -- and how many germs are lingering on those surfaces that you may not think about.

To keep the germs at bay, use a disinfectant wipe to quickly sanitize those areas. Once or twice a day should do the trick to remove germs, but if someone in your house is sick, you may want to wipe down surfaces more frequently. After you wipe the area, let it air dry to give it time to kill any bacteria that could linger.

Clean surfaces with a disinfectant spray

For areas like your couch and carpet that can't be wiped down, you can use a disinfectant spray, then let it completely dry before sitting down or walking on the surface.

You can also spray down countertops, mattresses and tables. If you're out of wipes, you can also aim your disinfecting spray into a paper towel to wipe down sink handles and other smaller surfaces.

Use a bleach mixture to clean floors

Your shoes step on a lot of unpleasant stuff during the day and if you don't take them off when you come into the house, you could track in viruses and other germs. To clean the floors in your kitchen and bathroom, the CDC (Centre for disease control) recommends using 1 cup of bleach mixed with 18 litres of water to mop your floors. 

Note that you'll need to use a different disinfectant for porous floors -- for example, if you use bleach on hardwood, it can remove the stain color. Instead, use a disinfecting wet mop cloth on your hardwood floors or combine half a cup of white vinegar and 4 to 5 litres of water.

Other household items you should consider disinfecting

* Your computer keyboard and mouse

* TV remote and TV buttons

* All frequently used electronics, like tablets and phones

* Debit cards"

Author: Prime Property Marketing

Submitted 18 Mar 20 / Views 49

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