The turn of events this 2020, particularly the emergence of COVID-19, has further stressed on the importance of sanitary practices. Now more than ever, you have to be diligent in maintaining a clean and well-sanitized home.
Aside from the main rooms of your house, one area that you shouldn’t disregard is the bathroom. After all, this is often the place where daily hygiene starts.
As basic as it may sound, there are steps that can be easily missed. So to ensure that your bathroom will be properly sanitized, here’s a quick and easy guide that should help reduce your family’s risk of infection.
3 Steps to a Well-Sanitized Bathroom
1. Use The Right Cleaning Materials
Normally, it is enough to use soap and water in cleaning dirty surfaces. But now with the threat of COVID-19, you have to be more particular in choosing the cleaning materials for your bathroom. Aside from soap, you should also use a solution with bleach or a disinfectant with 70% alcohol content when cleaning surfaces. This is an added measure that will also help control the spread of viruses.
For disinfection to take effect, do not wipe off cleaning solutions right away. Wait and let surfaces dry as there are wipes and sprays that need to stay wet on a surface for around 3 to 5 minutes. Once dry, rinse with water as usual.
2. Pay Extra Attention to High-Touch Surfaces
A clean bathroom means keeping spots or corners free of germs. Never to be missed are the commonly touched surfaces or those that come into contact with the hands. Make sure that they are properly cleaned and disinfected as they can easily transmit viruses and germs unknowingly.
Some of these include, but not limited to, the following:
- Door knobs or handles
- Light switches
- Flush handles
- Hair dryers
- Toilet seat
TIP: Wipeable covers would be a good option to use on electronic devices. Since you can’t rinse devices like razors and blow dryers thoroughly with water, you can use these covers to easily apply alcohol solutions without the risk of damaging them.
3. Finish Right
Once you’ve completely cleaned and disinfected the entire bathroom, it’s time to finish the job. However, this is no longer just about leaving it dry or smelling clean.
Finish with proper handwashing. Thoroughly clean your hands for not less than 20 to 30 seconds. If you have used hand gloves, make sure to dispose of them properly. You also have to be careful not to touch the exposed area of the gloves with your bare hands when removing them. If you do, this will be another potential cause of contamination which may lead you to unknowingly spreading germs and viruses in the bathroom that you have just cleaned up.
When cleaning the bathroom, or any part of the home, it pays to be thorough especially at this time when the threat of COVID-19 remains imminent. Remember, virus-carrying droplets can really get around within your bathroom. Keeping it clean and well-sanitized as much as possible is one of the best steps that you can do to raise the protection of your family.
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