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Facts and Myths about Cleaning and Disinfecting

Getting on with Life in the time of Corona virus.

Every day addition of Covid-19 cases in the nation and especially in Houston, Texas continues increasing, rapidly. It signifies that we are not yet close to the leveling and declining phase of the daily count. We could be in it for the long stretch.
Opening up and getting ahead with life appears to be inescapable, at some point or another – however, the danger from the rampaging infection is more genuine now than ever during the last two months.

What else can we do to stay safe?

Sterilization services are one of the solutions discussed. This write up is intended to filter realities from perception – which at times verges on myths, concerning this subject.
Here are a couple of facts gathered from my investigation of different definitive sources in this field.

How do disinfectants destroy coronavirus?

Corona virus has a covering of a defensive fat layer. Disinfectants destroy that fat layer, making corona virus frail. Family disinfectants including cleaner or a diluted bleach solution are sufficient to deactivate corona virus on indoor surfaces. Obviously, one ought to know about the weakening extents and strategy for planning.

Contaminated surfaces are a potential source for transmitting viruses and pathogens. Studies show that SARS-CoV-2 viruses can get by for a few days on surfaces that we come into daily contact with. Along these lines, it is critical to handle the spread of the infection through this source. Disinfection is the best approach to eliminate this risk.

However, sterilizing a home where there is nobody infected with the virus is a wasted exercise. Since corona virus isn’t airborne and it can’t come into your home without anyone else. It can only be spread through someone.

Cleaning and Disinfection—partners in busting the virus

WHO and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the combination of cleaning and disinfecting.

Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting means using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

If there is any suspicion about the presence of corona virus in any place, precautions should be taken even about the cleaning process. We should be careful not to do dry sweeping as that could re-discharge infectious particles.

At the Home Plus Restoration, we use colors to identify different parts of a house or office in order to avoid cross-contamination.

Is Fumigation or wide-area spraying of disinfectants the right method?

Though fumigation and anodized spraying are common globally nowadays, it comes with certain risks.

World Health Organization (WHO), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the US do not recommend the use of fumigation or wide-area spraying to control COVID-19.

When compressed air or water sprays are used to clean potentially contaminated surfaces, there is a chance these techniques may discharge infectious material.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you clean contaminated surfaces with efficient liquid products, and then disinfect to prevent the spread of disease, following simpler and safer procedures.

If you need proper and professional cleaning and disinfecting services for your home or business settings, you can rely on Home Plus Restoration services.

We serve Houston, Texas, and its surrounding areas.