Disinfectants Vereburn Content Set
Post-pandemic life will look a lot different. We’re developing new norms, such as elbow-bumps, wiping down our groceries before we put them away, and socially distanced conversations with friends. Even blowing out the candles on a birthday cake might be a thing of the past. Only time will tell, but disinfecting is here to stay.
It’s important to note that cleaning removes dirt, grime, debris, and some germs. It doesn’t kill germs such as viruses and bacteria that make us sick. That’s why disinfecting is such a critical practice. Health Canada and other authorities recommend bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide.
Green household cleaners such as vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda are not considered effective against COVID-19 and are not registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the CDC, or Health Canada.
Before disinfecting surfaces, you should clean them. Use soap and water where you can. Consider dwell time when applying disinfectants. This can range anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. If your surface dries before the product dwell time, reapply the disinfect.
Always concentrate on the high-touch areas such as doorknobs, toilet flushers, fridge doors, cabinet handles, faucets, remote controls, phones, and light switches. Open windows and be sure to properly ventilate your area while disinfecting.
The future will likely bring rapid technological advancements in quick, easy, and effective disinfecting. However, pre-cleaning surfaces and using quality disinfectants gets the job done. While there are no documented cases of the transmission of coronavirus through contaminated surfaces, we do know that it can live on surfaces for hours or even days.
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