How To Disinfect Your Home and Avoid the Coronavirus
Avoid the coronavirus and stay healthy this flu season by following these steps from the Maid Right cleaning experts. While young children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing medical conditions are at the most risk from serious health complications, healthy people can also sicken and suffer, sometimes even die, from common winter illnesses like the flu.
Everyone should take precautions to avoid the coronavirus – not just the people most at risk for serious complications.
The most important tool in fighting the coronavirus is to stop the spread of germs and bacteria. While doctors think the coronavirus can spread through the air, it also infects healthy people through shared touch. Objects that can “carry” the virus – once touched they become infectious – are called “fomites.” Being aware of how many of these you touch in just one hour can give you a sense of how quickly the virus spreads. Here are some examples of common fomites that can carry the virus:
- Cell phone
Now that you know how many surfaces can carry the virus, follow these steps to stay healthy and avoid the coronavirus.
Stop touching your face.
The average human touches their face hundreds of times every day. Every time you touch your face, you are increasing your chances of spreading harmful germs and bacteria. The first thing to do to stay healthy is to limit touching your face. Be aware of when you unconsciously touch your face and start working on cutting down all the times you do.
Wash your hands.
You’ve probably heard this one before but this is no joke! It is not enough just to wet your hands with soap and water; you have to make sure you are washing your hands in the appropriate way. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds – this is as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. However, if you’re sick of singing that, try the refrains to these songs that are also 20 seconds long:
Love on Top by Beyonce
- Africa by Toto
- Jolene by Dolly Parton
- Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Make sure you are scrubbing the backs of your hands, under your nails, and in between your fingers. The water should also be as warm as you can handle it without being scalded. Take the time to do this every time you touch a fomite. This should be the first thing you do when you come home!
Use an eco-friendly and non-sticky disinfection spray.
The fastest and most-thorough way to disinfect your home and stay healthy is our proprietary disinfection spray: MR Shield. MR Shield is a specialized cleaning service that only Maid Right offers. We use ionized particles to coat and disinfect every surface in your home – including all the surfaces listed above. By disinfecting potential fomites in your home, you and your family can stay healthy. This powerful tool in the fight against the coronavirus continues to disinfect surfaces for 48 hours after Maid Right sprays this in your home. MR Shield kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria and germs.