Cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces in your home helps to lower the chances of you or a loved one contracting COVID-19, thus diminishing the likeliness of spreading it to someone else. 

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Keeping your home safe and sanitized helps everyone in the end. Not just those in your immediate space. 

Here are some tips on how to protect yourself, as well as the people around you. Taking these simple precautions, such as sanitizing surfaces and washing your clothes more often can save someone’s life. 

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Even though you may not be sick, stay home if possible. Being in crowded areas poses an unnecessary risk to everyone around you. The more often you’re in public, the higher your risk of contracting the virus.  

This virus can be carried on your hands, clothing, or items such as grocery bags and purses. Many are extremely vulnerable to this virus, so when you’re putting yourself at risk also putting everyone else at risk. 

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Before you start disinfecting your house, you should consider wearing gloves. You should also put thought into the type of gloves. Though rubber gloves are much more durable than other gloves and are also reusable, disposable latex gloves will do the job too. Don’t forget to wash your hands with soap and warm water after using any cleaning products. 

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When it comes to washing your hands, thoroughly scrub your hands with soap and warm water for twenty seconds, getting both the tops and bottoms of your hands and between fingers. 

Transmission of this virus can be done through touching a surface. It’s recommended to clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces in your home at least once a day just to be safe. The virus can live on surfaces for up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. While you’re cleaning and disinfecting in your home, be thorough. To do this, use a store-bought disinfectant to wipe down counters and items. Follow this step by wiping disinfected areas with warm water or let cleaned areas, such as countertops, fully dry before you prepare food on them. 

 Disinfecting will kill microscopic organisms so that they can no longer cause harm. Using these cleaning tips to do a deep clean and sanitation helps prevent the spread of germs and viruses, keeping you and your family safe.