By Lynn Huck, Mar 28 2020 04:33PM
Coronavirus is officially a pandemic and a national emergency. Washing your hands frequently is one of the best steps you can take in preventing coronavirus. However, the virus can still cling to surfaces you carry with you into your sanctuary; clothes, shoes, phone. Here are five ways to keep your home sanitized from the coronavirus.
Use Disinfectant Wipes to Clean Surfaces
Think about the things you touch multiple times a day, such as doorknobs, sinks, cabinet handles, refrigerator doors, remote controls. 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. After you wipe the area, let it air dry to give it time to kill any bacteria that could linger.
Use Bleach Mixture to Clean Floors
To clean the floors in your kitchen and bathroom, the CDC recommends using 1 cup of bleach mixed with 5 gallons 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 1 gallon of water.