Surface disinfectants vs COVID-19
11th May 2020
COVID-19 is spread primarily through respiration droplets. If you breathe on a window, you will typically see a pool of moisture forming on the glass. This moisture that condenses on the window is the vehicle that the coronavirus uses for transportation. That moisture that exists your lungs every time you breathe can settle upon the surfaces of your home, such as your stovetop, counters, tables and other areas you will eventually touch.
If you or anyone else in your area is infected with COVID-19, viruses may be living in those respiration droplets. Anyone who touches those surfaces and then proceeds to touch their eyes, nose or mouth can become infected. There are a number of ways to protect yourself from this predicament. disposable gloves will help prevent exposure assuming you do not touch your face while wearing them.
If your area is contaminated, wearing a face mask will help prevent you from breathing contaminated air. Masks should be worn in public, or at home if you or your loved ones are already infected. Of course, wearing a mask at home if nobody is sick is not advised.
Eliminating coronavirus on surfaces
If you are in an area that may have had exposure to infected individuals, you should sanitise all the surfaces in that area. Do this with surface disinfectants that are strong enough to kill the virus. The solution we offer here at UK Meds (SurSol Anti-Virus Disinfectant) can eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on surfaces.
The best time to use disinfectant on surfaces is when they already appear to be clean. If surfaces are visibly soiled, you should begin cleaning them with soap and water. The goal, in this case, is to remove visible soiling. Once the surface appears clean, apply disinfectant. The difference between cleaning and disinfecting is that cleaning physically removes bacteria and viruses (soap also kills viruses), whereas disinfectant simply kills them.
Types of surfaces which should be disinfected
Folling is a list of surfaces you should consider cleaning and disinfecting. Before doing so, it is a good idea to put on some disposable gloves.
- Food preparation surfaces, such as counters.
- Tables and highchair trays.
- Cabinet handles and doorknobs.
- Refrigerator doors.
- Sinks and faucet handles.
- Light switches.
- Remote controls.
- Computer keyboards.
Caution when mixing disinfecting solutions
Following are common disinfectants which should not be mixed with each other. This is not an all-inclusive list, and you shouldn't mix chemicals if you don't understand what types of chemical reactions may happen if you do.
- Never Mix: Bleach and Vinegar
- Never Mix: Bleach and Ammonia
- Never Mix: Bleach and Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Never Mix: Bleach and Rubbing Alcohol
- Never Mix: Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar
After you have disinfected your home
The next step should be to disinfect your hands. If you were wearing disposable gloves, this is the time you take them off and place them in the trash. Next, apply hand sanitiser and rub your hands together, covering all surfaces of your hands and fingers, for 30 seconds. You should allow your hands to absorb the sanitiser until they are dry from evaporation.
When to wear face masks
If you are at home and everyone in your home appears healthy, you should not need to wear a face mask. However, if you are in a public area where you are uncertain whether individuals may be infected, consider wearing some kind of face mask. Unless you have been told you need to wear more effective filters, you may choose to wear anything from simple homemade cloth coverings to FFP2 masks.
The level of filtration your mask features should be based on several factors. If you are outdoors or in well-ventilated areas with few people, simple homemade cloth masks may suffice. If you are in densely packed areas where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, you may want to wear the highest level of affordable filtration (the FFP3 masks).
If you find it difficult to breathe with the higher levels of filtration, consider wearing a surgical mask These are an excellent option if you are on a budget, as we sell them by the 100 pack. These are our least expensive option here at UK Meds.