Stay Safe with These Quick Tips to Disinfect Yourself & Your Home

Tips for keeping your home and belongings clean in the time of COVID-19.

Scientists believe that the 2019 novel coronavirus can live on contaminated surfaces for several hours. In addition to washing your hands frequently, it’s also important to disinfect your home and belongings to reduce the risk of the infection.

Here are some tips for disinfecting yourself and the frequently touched surfaces in your home for maximum protection against COVID-19.

  • Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds each time you cough, sneeze, touch any external surface, use the washroom, or go from one place to another.

Remember to wash both the front and back of your hands, wrists, and in between your fingers and nails. Apply a moisturizer after washing your hands as dry and cracked skin is more prone to infections.

  • Wash Your Clothes

After you return from purchasing any essential items, wash your clothes and shoes to prevent contamination. Be sure to wear a cloth mask each time you step out of the house and sterilize it after every use.

  • Clean Your Home and Belongings

The EPA lists the disinfectants that can kill the coronavirus, and many of them are available on Amazon and in Walmart stores. Use a disinfectant to wipe down high-touch surfaces at home (such as faucets, kitchen counters, doorknobs, remote controls, etc.) after cleaning them with soapy water.

You should also disinfect your mobile, laptop, and other frequently used devices.

  • Be Smart with Deliveries

The likelihood of getting the coronavirus from a package is relatively low. However, be extra safe by cleaning your packages with disinfecting wipes before opening or storing them.

Having a clean home and sanitized belongings will help you stay safe from the novel coronavirus. You can ensure added protection for yourself and your loved ones with the right insurance coverage in place. For assistance, contact the experts at Duane Weber Insurance, Inc. in Kent, Washington.