From doorknobs to smartphones, here’s a round-up of the high-touch areas to focus on, as well as our top tips for keeping them clean.
This week, corona-virus cases in the UK have reached 51, leading to widespread panic about the spread of the virus.
Whether it’s regularly washing your hands or sneezing into a tissue, there are several preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus.
However, the virus has also been found to survive for several hours on hard surfaces, meaning everyday items and surfaces could be hot-beds for the virus.
To help make sure your home is as low-risk as possible, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has put together a handy list of ‘high-touch’ areas you should disinfect in your home.
From doorknobs to smartphones , here’s a round-up of the high-touch areas to focus on, as well as our top tips for keeping them clean.
High-touch areas to focus on
– Bathroom fixtures
– Bedside tables
– Any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them
How to clean high-touch areas
The CDC advises using a household cleaning spray or wipe, and to follow the instructions.
It explained: “Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.”
Other tips to protect your home
It’s wise to avoid sharing personal household items, even if it’s with other family members.
The CDC advised: “You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.
“After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.”