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How To Eliminate Viruses & Bacteria At Home

When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, people learned that disinfecting can eliminate viruses and bacteria on most surfaces at home. However, most homeowners are unaware that installing air disinfecting purifiers also helps to sterilize indoor air by trapping airborne viruses and cleaning the air with its air filtration system. With clean indoor air, you can protect your family from viruses and maintain good health.

Cleaning vs Disinfecting

Ensuring that your home is virus-free takes more than just disinfecting. You should clean and disinfect to effectively kill germs on surfaces. Contrary to popular myth, cleaning and disinfecting are not the same thing. The difference between disinfecting and cleaning is that cleaning with soap and water removes dirt and some germs from surfaces but disinfecting uses chemicals to kill pathogens (like COVID-19). Therefore, you should also disinfect your home, especially for high-touch surfaces.

6 Steps to Eliminate Viruses and Bacteria At Home

To eliminate viruses, you should know the effective ways to clean and disinfect. Using soap and water as a cleaning solution is a great start. In disinfecting, on the other hand, you’ll need chemical products. When using disinfecting products, refer to the list curated by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for disinfecting products that are effective against COVID-19.

Follow these six steps to effectively eliminate viruses and bacteria in your home:

1. Identify high-contact surfaces

The first step is to identify high-touch surfaces in your house. These are areas or objects that are frequently touched by you and your family members. You can start with the surfaces in your home, such as the door handles, tables and chairs, and light switches. Remember to also include the items atop your tables like your keys and TV remote.

2. Prepare trusted cleaning products

Once you’ve identified high-trafficked surfaces, you should clean the area first. Ensure that you only use trusted cleaning products in the market. Prepare your gloves and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. It will prevent you from touching or inhaling viruses from these surfaces.

3. Clean thoroughly

Cleaning the surface thoroughly will help remove any dirt, dust, or grime that may react with the chemicals in disinfecting products. It will also make it easier for the disinfecting solution to come in contact with the entire surface area. Before doing the next step, ensure that the surface is dry.

4. Prepare disinfecting products

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary disinfecting products, read the instructions on how to use them. This includes understanding how long the product should stay on the surface and what kind of surfaces it can be used on.

Tip: If you can’t purchase disinfecting products, CDC recommends making a disinfectant mixture with five tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water or four teaspoons of bleach per quart of water.

5. Apply the disinfecting solution

Pour disinfectant onto a clean towel or use a spraying disinfectant directly to the surface and wipe it carefully. Wipe down in one direction and avoid going back over it in the opposite direction because it will deposit germs that were just cleaned up. 

Note: Once the surface is disinfected, let it air dry completely. You can use Isopropyl alcohol as long as the concentration is 70%, and ensure that it remains wet for at least 30 seconds after wiping or spraying.

6. Keep your air purifier on

One of the best ways to disinfect your house is by investing in a device with VirusKiller technology, such as an air purifier. It will help eliminate any viruses or bacteria that may be present in the air. Additionally, air purifiers are helpful if you or anyone in the family have allergies or asthma.

Cleaning and disinfecting your house regularly is crucial, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. By following these steps, you can help keep your family safe and healthy.

Disinfecting Your Home? Invest in OxyPure Smart Air Purifiers Today!

Your homes are supposed to be a haven where you can relax and recuperate from what you’ve encountered during the day. Unfortunately, you may wind up bringing home viruses and germs through dirty hands, shoes, clothing, and phones that could endanger loved ones.

One way you can disinfect your house is by using an air disinfecting purifier, like OxyPure. OxyPure’s award-winning technology has been proven to disinfect the air using an advanced filtration system with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to remove 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, mould, spores, dust mites, and other airborne pathogens.

Go to our website to know more about OxyPure air purifier Perth and how to order them today!

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