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How to keep your home clean and disinfected: Not only during covid-19

Cleaning our house is a constant that we all know prior to this period of pandemic, but are you also thinking about what are the additional measures we can take to ensure that our home is disinfected and virus-clean? So what are the steps we might have missed out before or what can we do to increase the protection for ourselves?


Read on to find out more about how to keep your home sanitized with tips on cleaning and disinfecting as well as the importance of maintaining personal hygiene in the fight against bacteria and viruses.


Difference between cleaning and disinfecting


Well, if you are thinking whether is there a difference between cleaning and disinfecting, the answer is: Yes. They are complementary and you should not miss out on either one. Let’s define it. Cleaning refers to the physical removal of germs, impurities and dirt from surfaces using soap (or detergent) and water. Disinfecting refers to the killing of germs on surfaces using chemicals. Cleaning does not necessarily kill germs and disinfecting is not as effective without cleaning the surfaces prior to it. Therefore, it is always advisable for you to clean surfaces thoroughly before disinfecting to ensure that the surface remains cleaned and sanitized to lower risk of any infections.


Tips to Cleaning and disinfecting


1. Target The High Touch Surfaces

High-touch surfaces are surfaces that you are in constant contact with on a daily basis. This includes your desks, light switches, doorknobs, kitchen counter, toilet and the list goes on. Electronic gadgets like laptops and handphones are prone to frequent contact and thus vulnerable to bacteria and viruses as well. Everyone has different living habits, so think through the surfaces you touch frequently and ensure that you clean and disinfect them thoroughly and regularly.