Different Ways To Disinfect Your Home

Different Ways To Disinfect Your Home

Feature Staff

With the current COVID-19 global pandemic affecting everyday life and changing the way people think of safety in the home, many families are looking for new ways to protect themselves from illness. It’s always important to have a clean, safe environment in which to reside, but now it’s more crucial than ever to go a step beyond clean to disinfection. Discover some different ways to disinfect your home.

Disinfectant spray or wipes

Using wipes or sprays designed to disinfect surfaces is a great way to finish up cleaning. After cleaning surfaces such as a kitchen table, wipe it down with disinfectant to ensure no viruses or other germs remain on the surface, ready to infect others. This is crucial to do daily in your home, especially in high-traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms.

Don’t forget about smaller touch points in your home, such as light switches, outlets, television remotes, and handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, and keyboards). People touch these frequently but rarely disinfect them. You should disinfect these items every day to prevent the spread of germs—especially if a person in the household is ill. And don’t forget about your car—regularly disinfect your steering wheel, door handles, gear shift, and seatbelts to keep your family safe from germs.

Electrostatic spray

A more expensive initial investment than a spray bottle of disinfectant, an electrostatic sprayer is by far the most efficient method of disinfecting surfaces. Electrostatic disinfection is a method of disinfection that uses a lightweight, handheld spraying machine to cover areas with 360 degrees of spray. It’s perfect for large families and larger homes, as it can quickly and easily coat surfaces in disinfectant without you having to scrub, lug around heavy equipment, or spend a bunch of time ensuring every inch of your items is covered.

Make your own disinfectant solution

Many stores are still sold out of popular disinfectant wipes, sprays, and solutions, but you can make your own in a pinch. Simply mix a solution of 10 percent bleach and 90 percent purified water. Soak some high-quality paper towels in the solution, and then store them in a sealed bag. Now you have your own reliable, effective disinfectant wipes that you can use on your household surfaces and items. Be sure to avoid using “color-safe” bleach, as this may not be effective as a disinfectant.