People are spending most of the time at home during COVID-19 outbreak. Disinfecting surroundings has become most crucial for households. To break the chain of the spread of this virus, maintaining social distance is the first, and keeping surroundings clean and disinfected is the second most important line of defense. But we often confuse cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing to be the same and fail to realize the difference between them.
As per CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), cleaning is done by using detergent, soap and water. It removes germs, dirt and impurities from the surfaces. But cleaning doesn’t kill germs. It only removes germs and hence reduces the scope of virus spread.
Sanitizing surfaces helps in reducing the number of germs to a safer level which is not injurious to the health as per public health standards.
Disinfecting kills the germs on the surfaces by using chemicals. It kills germs rather than cleaning surfaces or removing germs. It further reduces the chances on infection spread.
In general, to reduce an infection spread, cleaning is not followed by sanitization or disinfection.
What should be cleaned to effectively reduce the chances of virus spread?
In short, things which are frequently touched have to be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected regularly. The frequency of cleaning depends on the type of property.
If a property if a school, cleaning should be done daily while sanitizing and disinfecting should be a weekly procedure. As students’ classes are off on weekends, weekends become the best time when things like- doorknobs, tables, chairs, desks, bookshelves, computer rooms etc. can be sanitized and disinfected appropriately.
For homes, the activity should be carried out daily. Under a highly fragile situation as during a pandemic outbreak, when everyone has to stay at home safely, cleaning becomes utmost important. Kids below the age of 5 years and elderlies above the age of 60 years are the most vulnerable age groups. Special care has to be taken of people falling in these brackets. Their belongings such as utensils, toys etc. have to be disinfected appropriately. The things which they touch have to be sanitized regularly.
Office building and the surrounding environment need to be kept clean and safe for increasing the productivity of the employees working there. The good environment helps to keep the workforce healthy and active. The important areas for office clean-up include document folders, cabinets, furniture, carpets, tabletops, desktops, shelves, drawers etc. Cleaning has to be done regularly while sanitizing and disinfecting is a weekly activity. Since no one wants to work at an untidy and messy place, it is essential to keep the office environment clean. The workplace should not only be clean but also be healthy.
Institutions such as banks, post-offices, hospitals, ATM’s etc. need to be disinfected mandatorily. These institutes provide essential public services. Public visits such places regularly. So, for the safety of people and employees who are working there, cleaning should be done daily. Sanitizing area and placement of sanitizer disposals are important at such places.
Also, we should be aware of the fact that mopping only removes the dust and doesn’t disinfect the place. Ideally, cleaning in itself isn’t sufficient for homes, offices, schools etc. It has to be disinfected and sanitized. This helps to keep everyone – students at schools, people at homes, employees at the offices etc. in good health.
How to clean and disinfect?
Cleaning by mop and broom remove the dust. This should be accompanied by detergent, soap or water to clean the surfaces. Chemicals should be used to disinfect. The chemical usage instructions are usually written on top of the bottles. One has to follow the instructions on the label carefully to disinfect appropriately. Chemicals for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are different. So, instructions should be read carefully for cleaning electronic items like laptops, TVs, mobile phones etc.
Use a cotton cloth or throwable napkins to wipe off the dirt and germs from the surface. Dispose-off the napkins and disinfect the cotton cloth wipes. For some items, the chemical needs to stay on the surface for 3 to 5 minutes while for others an immediate wipe off is sufficient. Please read the instructions before starting the process. For electronic items, read their user manuals carefully. Also, keep in mind to never mix chemicals as the reaction might result in some serious heath injury.
How to prevent ourselves from COVID-19 at home?
COVID-19 spreads readily from person to person. Also, if a person touches a contaminated surface, it can infect him/her by penetrating any mucous membrane. So, it is essential to wash hands with soap and water regularly. It is also important to sanitize hands and frequently touched areas like doorknobs, taps, utensils etc.
You can prepare your disinfectant at home using bleach, water and hydrogen peroxide solutions. One just needs to mix a tablespoon of bleach in one gallon of water. This chemical can be used to disinfect surfaces at home. Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic and easily available on general drug stores. As per the CDC, it is an active agent against a wide range of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, fungi, some viruses and spores. Commercially available 3% hydrogen peroxide is a stable and effective disinfectant when used on inanimate surfaces. So, you can also use this chemical to disinfect your household.
Don’t forget to wear gloves while cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Another key aspect is to keep the garbage out of the reach which means to dispose it off regularly. For it, you may also call professional service providers.
Here is the step by step guide to follow-
Step 1: Clean the surfaces: Daily clean the frequently touched surfaces. This includes tables, desks, phones, toilets, sinks etc. at your place.
Step 2: Disinfect the area: Use disinfectants available in the market by follow the instructions written on their labels. Keep the liquid chemical on the surface for at least a minute. Ensure to wear gloves while disinfecting.
Step 3: Deep cleaning: The checklist includes your household, kitchen, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, office area, utility areas or outside area. These areas need to be cleaned appropriately for a safe environment.
Step 4: Trash Disposal: Double bag the trash and use gloves for removing and disposing off the garbage. This is the most important step. There are different techniques for official waste and residential waste disposal. Only experts and professionals are aware of it.
Step 5: Clean hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately after removing gloves. If soap and water are not available then use a hand sanitizer. Please make sure that sanitizer has 70% alcohol content. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with dirty hands.
Do you need help?
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Why recycle waste?
We need to reconsider our methods of waste disposal. If we don’t then that day is not far when we will be left with no space to dispose waste. We need to follow the three R’s of sustainable disposal- reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling has tremendous benefits. It helps to save energy and resources. This, in turn, cuts down the carbon emissions. Also, it protects the environment and wildlife as it saves the resources required for new manufacturing. This lowers the landfills which produce hazardous gases from rubbish. It might also be possible that the things which are useless to you may be useful for someone else. The experts identify such items and re-use or re-cycle them properly. So, always contact a professional service provider for junk removal so that they can recycle the waste properly.
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