Coronavirus is a worldwide issue, with more and more people affected on a daily basis.
However, despite its deadly reputation, there are actually a number of simple things you can do to prevent its spread.
From personal changes, like using hand sanitisers, to home-based changes, like changing your cleaning products, coronavirus can be effectively combatted if you’re prepared enough in advance.
With this in mind, join us as we discuss three key ways to stay safe from coronavirus at home.
Wash your hands
It may sound obvious, but washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Say, for instance, you spend the day cleaning your home. Once you’ve finished, your hands will now be dirty and likely contain hundreds of different germs on them.
By washing them with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand rub, this will kill any potential viruses lurking on your hands, thus limiting their spread.
Practice personal hygiene
When at home, it’s important for you and your family to all be equally hygienic.
Therefore, make sure you practice your own personal respiratory hygiene as best you can; use a tissue when you sneeze, cover your mouth when you cough, and always dispose of any used tissues or handkerchiefs.
The reason for this is that droplets spread virus. By limiting the spread of these droplets through the air, this, in turn, will protect the people around you from inhaling a wide variety of germs and bacteria, including COVID-19 – the virus which causes coronavirus.
Keep your home clean
It should go without saying really, but the cleaner your home is, the less likely you will be to suffer an illness or infection.
After all, it is all about limiting the spread of bacteria; by using bleaches and bacteria-busting cleaning products, you ensure any lurking germs are killed off before they have a chance to spread.
The NHS recommend thorough cleaning of carpets and soft furnishings using disinfectants to stop the spread of germs.
According to research, the typical carpet contains approximately 200,000 bacteria per inch – 4,000 times more than a toilet seat. Therefore, keeping your carpets clean on a regular basis is imperative to reducing this number of bacteria and limiting the likelihood of illness.
If you are concerned about coronavirus and are looking to reduce the likelihood of it affecting you and your family, keeping your carpets clean is an effective preventative method. Here at Apple Clean, we are experts in all things carpet cleaning, so why not leave it up to us? Simply give us a call on 0800 587 4571 or click here to receive a free, no obligation quote.