How to Disinfect After Someone in Your House Has Had COVID-19?

How to Disinfect After Someone in Your House Has Had COVID-19?

Nowadays, COVID-19 has seriously become a matter of grave concern, especially with the fear of the upcoming third wave. With its increased spread across the globe, the number of infected people or those exhibiting symptoms of the virus is also increasing rapidly. 

As per the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, the patients with mild symptoms will be quarantined to avoid further spreading the virus to others in the household. 

But what about the items that the patients regularly use during quarantine? 

Undoubtedly, the SARS-CoV-2 remains viable from hours to several days, depending on different surfaces. But simultaneously, these viruses can’t survive outside the host’s bodies. This means that even though a virus is present on any object, it can’t infect that specific object; it can’t grow or replicate itself. 

In fact, viruses disintegrate over time, and this process can speed up in high temperatures and the use of disinfection services in Singapore. Therefore, if someone in your house has had Covid-19, you will need to disinfect everything immediately. 

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home?

This blog will guide you on a thorough home disinfection service to ensure safety and curb the further spread of the virus. So, let’s buckle up and follow these steps to clean & disinfect your home: 

  • Prepare Cleaning Tools:

Prepare Cleaning Tools

Clean water, house detergents, and common disinfectant are more than enough to clean your home. You must start your cleaning session with clean gloves and a face mask in a ventilated room. Use RPE and PPE to prevent further infection. Also, wear eye goggles if possible in case there is a chance of products splashing and strictly follow the instructions mentioned on the disinfectant label. However, avoid brooms and use dust mops or damp mops for cleaning and sweeping. Dispose of the mops after the cleaning has been completed.

  • Clean Surfaces: 

Clean Surfaces

You must start your cleaning process using hand misters to disinfect every object the infected person has touched or interacted with. Wipe down high-touch surfaces like door handles, handrails, light switches, remote controls, and bed frames. Next, you can clean electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and keyboards using alcohol-based wipes and sprays. For the bathroom, you can use a disinfecting agent like bleach to clean the floors and walls. 

  • Wash Fabrics:

Undoubtedly, you can wash linens, clothes, and other soft fabrics in a washing machine. Don’t forget to follow the laundry instructions thoroughly, using the highest possible temperature function. Furthermore, check the manufacturer's instructions for various items like carpets, rugs, and upholstery, you may need to call in cleaning specialists for these. 

  • Ensure Personal Hygiene:

While sanitizing your entire house, you should be very careful to eliminate the risk of yourself getting infected. Make sure to open the windows, switch on the fan for proper ventilation, and start the sanitization process. Once everything is done, you should take a bath using soap or body wash to clean yourself properly and wear clean clothes. 

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Cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to keep your home safe. Though the entire process can be stressful and tiring, you must remain vigilant. You can also opt for COVID-19 disinfection service Singapore as a quick and easy step to disinfect your home by calling in the ORIGIN Exterminators professionals.

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