Germs can travel up to 3 feet after a sneeze or a cough and may rest on different surfaces around the home for hours or even days. Also, anytime someone from the family steps outside, they increase the chances of bringing the germs on their clothes, hands, bags, etc. back into the home when they return. You may have been cleaning your rooms well, but to ensure hygiene in the home, you need to sanitise and disinfect them too.
Surfaces like the doorknobs, handles and doorbell at the main entrance, as well as switchboards, remote controls, landline phone, etc., which are touched frequently by your family and you, need to be disinfected daily.
Wash your hands before and after cleaning various surfaces. You can use regular soap and water, or alcohol-based sanitisers such as those available from Lifebuoy.
1) Living Room Surfaces
To disinfect high-touch surfaces like switches and door handles in your living room, you can use Domex Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray. It contains Sodium Hypochlorite, as recommended by leading health organisations, for disinfecting surfaces at home. It safely kills germs on frequently touched surfaces in rooms and leaves behind a pleasant fragrance. If you have a table, stool or a designated area near the main door to store your house or car keys, wallets and credit cards, shopping bags and loose change, it is important to disinfect these items and the area daily. Always test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first. And follow the instructions on the pack for usage.
2) Kitchen Surfaces
High-touch surfaces in your kitchen include appliances like your oven and fridge, cabinet handles and countertops. These surfaces can be cleaned with Domex Multipurpose Disinfectant Spray. Remember to use as instructed on the product, and always test it on a small area first.
3) Bathroom Surfaces
Clean high-touch surfaces in your bathroom, like the flush handle, toilet, seat, washbasin, taps, door handles, bath fittings, etc., with a good bathroom cleaning product. Thereafter, disinfect them using Domex Multipurpose Disinfectant Spray. Follow the product’s usage instructions and test on a small area first.
4) Kids’ Room Surfaces
Your kids’ room houses several surfaces that requires attention. These would include their study table, chairs, board games, wardrobes and their handles. Dust all these frequently touched surfaces with a cloth. Next, make a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water in equal parts. Dip a cloth in this solution and wipe all the surfaces clean. Finally, disinfect these surfaces using a suitable multipurpose disinfectant spray, such as Domex Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray.
5) Bedroom Surfaces
Your wardrobe may be one of the most frequently touched items in your bedroom. While you need not clean and disinfect it daily, you can take advantage of the extra time during the lockdown to deep-clean them. First empty the closets, and then clean and disinfect each shelf and drawer using a multipurpose disinfectant spray. Then rearrange and organise your clothes, accessories etc. Check out detailed steps here.
Use disposable bags for your garbage bins. Wash and disinfect your bins regularly as well.
Follow these tips to get clean, sanitised surfaces in your home, and with it, peace of mind! Remember, you need to be most careful when you come back home from outside. You can read detailed tips here about what to keep in mind.