There isn’t a best way to disinfect yourself during the COV-19 pandemic, but we have gathered all the preventive measures we use at home and created a step-by-step guide.
1. Establish and communicate the plan
Create an area of the transition zone in the garage, laundry room, close to the front door. Make sure that every family member knows and understands the plan. Always remember to leave your disinfectant products in the transition zone.
2. Leave your things in the transition zone
Everything must be left in the transition zone. Whatever you have taken outside including your car key, shoes, jacket, phone, watch, whatever you have bought in from outside should also be left in the transition zone. Regarding shoes, shoes will get dirty when you go outside and think of it as a carrier of the virus. People who are infected might have coughed and spit on the floors so this might as well your shoes will catch this. If you can’t avoid entering home with your shoes on, mop the floor with water and disinfectant often. Also, place a trash can for gloves and masks in the transition area.
3. Take off your shoes and wash your hands thoroughly
As you come inside the house, avoid touching anything, and wash your hands immediately. Wash and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds including the back of your hands, and wrists with hot water. If you have a sink in the garage, use that one. If not, use the sink in the bathroom, not the kitchen.
4. Disinfect areas what you might have touched while entering your home
We can’t avoid touching a few things inside the house when we come in, these might be doorknobs, faucets, or light switches. After washing your hands, start sanitizing or wiping with disinfectant the areas or things you have touched. If you have a bottle of disinfectant that is great, if not, alcohol is an option. Let the items remain wet with disinfect until the items air dry if possible.
5. Disinfect your keys, wallet, watch and cellphone
Don’t lower the disinfectant yet. Spray some over your keys, pass a wipe over your wallet and put a little sanitizer on your phone. When you finish, put them in a clean place, preferably. Your purse has to be hard-to-reach and in a corner with no other objects.
6. Take a shower or change clothes
If you are coming from a high risk place such as a grocery store or hospital. Leave your clothes in a dirty clothes hamper in the transition area if possible. Then head to the shower if time permits, changing exterior clothes is the second best option.
7. Disinfect your groceries and surfaces
The best approach I have found is to get rid of all the disposable bags and packaging. Then I wash my hands again before putting the food in tubs or other clean containers and disinfect the rest. Once you are done with your groceries, spray some disinfectant over your countertops, tables, or wherever you put your groceries. Wait a minute for the liquid to do its effect and then wipe with a clean cloth.
That’s it! We hope this information is helpful to you. Remember that we offer home cleaning services, especially design to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in homes. Schedule your service online this week.