How to minimise the spread of coronavirus at home or in the office
The novel Coronavirus is officially a pandemic that has brought the country to a state of emergency. The disease known as COVID-19, is said to be similar to viruses, such as SARS and MERS, which spread from person-to-person with transmissions occurring via respiratory droplets.
Evidence has suggested that the novel coronavirus may also remain viable, for hours to days, on surfaces. Washing your hands frequently can be one of the best steps you can take, however, the virus can still cling to surfaces within your home or office. The best practice measure for prevention of the virus and other viral respiratory illnesses is not only to clean visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection, but to also minimise contact. If you’re sick, you should stay home, reduce close contact with others and make sure to cover your mouth, if you sneeze or cough.
If you’re worried you may have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 – or whether you’d like to be extra cautious – O’Shea’s is able to clean and disinfect the Coronavirus disease in accordance with South Australia’s Health and Federal Government recommendations.
Obtaining the services of a professional cleaner could be essential to keeping potentially harmful germs at bay. That said, it’s always recommended that you’re always vigilant in keeping the home and office clean and disinfected at all times. Here a few ways to minimise the spread of the coronavirus at home or in the office.
1) Use Disinfectant Wipes to Wipe Down Surfaces
Doorknobs, sinks, cabinet handles, refrigerator doors and remote controls are all surfaces that you touch multiple times a day. Because the home and office is where you’re most familiar with, you probably don’t think about how many germs linger on these surfaces.
Be sure to use disinfectant wipes at least once or twice a day to quickly sanitise these areas. If someone in your home or office is sick, it’s important to increase the frequency of wiping down surfaces and air drying them, killing any bacteria that lingers.
Other household and office items you should also consider disinfecting include; your computer keyboard and mouse, TV remote and TV buttons, all other frequently used electronics like tablets and phones, as well as debit cards.
2) Use Disinfectant Spray
For couch, chairs and carpet areas that are unable to be wiped down, a disinfectant spray could be used to go after germs. Spraying in a sweeping motion will cover the entire surface, and then letting it completely dry, before sitting down or walking on it.
Be sure to spray disinfectant on office desks, countertops, mattresses and other tables, while paper towels could be used to wipe down sink handles and other small surfaces.
3) Use Bleach to Clean Floors
If you wear shoes when you come into the home or office, there is a possibility your footwear will bring in plenty of viruses and other germs. We recommend cleaning your kitchen floors or bathrooms with 1 cup of bleach mixed with 5 gallons of water.
For porous floors such as hardwood, it’s vital to use a disinfecting wet mop cloth or half a cup of white vinegar mixed with 1 gallon of water instead, to avoid removing stain colour from your floor.
4) Clean With Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is said to be able to inactivate rhinovirus within eight minutes. This highly effective substance needs to be soaked for around ten to fifteen minutes when poured directly onto surfaces like your sink, countertop or toilet in order to complete its job. Be sure to scrub the area and rinse it with water, once the hydrogen peroxide has been left to sit.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the country and around the globe, it’s crucial to prevent its spread every day in every possible way. It’s inevitable to consider bringing in professional cleaners to get rid of any unwanted germs in your home or office that could cause critical harm to you and others.
How O’Shea’s Can Help With Our Residential & Commercial Professional Cleaning Services
At O’Shea’s, our fully trained staff are available 24/7 to help rid the coronavirus disease in accordance with South Australia’s Health and Federal Government recommendations. You and your family can be rest assured that our team will exercise absolute confidentiality for all cases. We can supply you with gas sanitisation treatment packs of Biocide, Viracide and Fungicide that are proven to rapidly destroy any airborne pathogens. Alternatively, we can also provide a pack to continuously control odours and bacteria for up to one month. Our equipment is designed to fight harmful germs and provides gas sanitisation, from one room to an entire site.
If you’re looking for commercial cleaning services or residential cleaning services in Adelaide that you can rely on to minimise the spread of coronavirus at home or in the office, O’Shea’s has over 26 years of experience providing quality cleaning and maintenance services. Contact the friendly and knowledgeable team at O’Shea’s today to find out more about how we can help you.