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Coronavirus Prevention: How to Deep Clean And Sanitise Your Home

Coronavirus Prevention: How to Deep Clean And Sanitise Your Home
  • Olivia White
  • Mar 17 2020
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that COVID-19  (Coronavirus) is an epidemic. There have been over 174,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 6,800 deaths across the world.

In Australia itself, 27 have recovered, and 5 have died out of 375 confirmed cases. Though Australia doesn’t have a widespread community of COVID-19 patients, the government has announced it as a health emergency.

Instead of creating a panic, focus keeping your hands, surroundings and living space clean and sanitised. Everyone needs to follow good personal hygiene to protect against this virus.

If you have serious symptoms such as fever, sore throat, coughing and shortness of breath, then call 000 for urgent medical help in Melbourne and other cities of Australia.

According to doctors, wash your hands properly and avoid close contacts with people who have these symptoms. Also, keep your home clean and sanitised. This is also one of the important things to prevent Coronavirus.

Here are some great Deep Cleaning and Sanitising guide for every homemaker:

1. Clean First, Disinfect Later

Whether you are performing end of lease cleaning in Melbourne or spring cleaning, make sure to target the dirty surfaces first before disinfecting. Take a look around your house and start removing dust, dirt, grime, and other debris from the top of your room.

Don’t forget to spruce up corners, window sills, curtains, blinds, skirting boards and light fittings & fixtures using a clean microfiber cloth.

You don’t need to buy expensive cleaning products from the local market. Instead, you can prepare the all-purpose cleaner by mixing white vinegar, lukewarm water and a few drops of essential oils. This will help you get rid of stains, grease and grime.

2. Clean & Disinfect High-Touch Areas

Keeping a home clean and disinfected will help you prevent the spread of coronavirus. Though coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets such as saliva from one person to another, there is evidence that transmission of the virus can also occur by touching infected areas.

These areas include door-knobs, cell phones, remote controls, tables, kitchen appliances control panels, light switches, faucets, etc. So, make sure you thoroughly clean and disinfect it using the disinfectant spray.

Always keep in mind that cleaning doesn’t kill germs. So, after cleaning visible dirt and dust, make sure you thoroughly disinfect these areas to prevent the spread of the virus. Search for the household disinfectants that are appropriate for the different surfaces. Read the label instructions carefully for safe and sound use of such products. Also, wear reusable gloves and ensure to have good ventilation throughout the cleaning process.

Tip: If you are at the end of your tenancy, then hire a professional end of lease cleaners in Melbourne who know the right ways to clean and kill germs around the residential property.

3. Thoroughly Clean and Disinfect Furniture

According to the researchers, human coronavirus can stay infectious on surfaces for a matter of days. This means you need to keep all your furniture such as sofas, chairs, dining table, coffee table, bed, cupboards, drawers, etc. clean and sanitised.

Wipe off hard surfaces using a natural cleaning agent such as white vinegar and baking soda, rubbing alcohol, and lemon.

4. Spruce Up Floors

You should know that floor surfaces receive a lot of dust, dirt and bacteria on a daily basis. It is important to vacuum clean your carpets and floors to get rid of loose dirt, especially if you have pets and kids at home. If you leave floors dirty, this will increase the risk of bringing in viruses from the outside.

So, thoroughly clean your floor surfaces and disinfect it correctly to prevent the spread of the virus. It will be good if you clean and sanitise it on a daily basis. Make

Tip: Make a habit of cleaning and disinfecting your hard floor surfaces at least once a day for coronavirus prevention.

5. Invest in Right Products

Keeping a clean and germ-free house is important but make sure you use the right products for sparkling outcomes, especially when it comes to treating germs and bacteria.

Cleaning products with diluted bleach, 70 per cent alcohol are ideal for killing nasty bacteria from different surfaces from your house, including a bathroom and the kitchen.

Tip: Cleaning and disinfectant products like Lysol and Bleach can be effective to kill germs from hard floor surfaces.

6. Wash Clothes in Hot Water

Make sure you wash dirty laundry at highest possible heat to kill lurking germs and bacteria. This is one of the imperative steps that will give prevent your family from coronavirus disease. Do laundry on a daily basis using the warmest water setting in your washing machine.

Tip: Do not forget to disinfect your laundry bag/bucket as it can also collect germ and wash your hands properly.

Conclusion

There is a good saying that “Prevention is better than cure”. Deep cleaning and disinfecting of your living space can prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep your family healthy. You can also consider hiring professionals for a thorough end of lease cleaning in Melbourne because they clean and sanitise every nook and cranny of the premises to maintain the highest level of hygiene.