4 areas that need constant cleaning to keep germs at bay

Wipe down every surface of your home with an alcohol-soaked cloth.

The fact that Covid-19 is highly contagious is hardly news anymore. With no vaccine in sight for another few months at the very least, the best way to prevent yourself from contracting this potentially deadly disease is to keep your surroundings as spotlessly clean and germ-free as possible.

Here are four must-do’s that should become the new normal for you.

1. All surfaces: Disinfect everything

During the Covid-19 outbreak, Malaysians abided by the movement control order (MCO) that required everyone stay quarantined in their homes to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

One other way to further minimise exposure is to disinfect your home as thoroughly as you can.

According to the World Health Organisation, the coronavirus virus can live on hard surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator doors and remote controls for several hours.

A quick hack to disinfect these items is to clean their surfaces with an alcohol-soaked cloth. Or call in the professionals to get the job done for you.

2. Air-conditioners: Service and clean it

Service or clean your air-conditioners as a dirty unit is a breeding ground for germs.

Besides keeping you cool and comfortable, air-conditioners help keep the air circulating inside your home clean and healthy as well.

A dirty air-conditioner is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, dirt, dust and germs. When switched on, these harmful microorganisms get circulated along with the air inside your home and can likely cause a variety of respiratory ailments.

Therefore, clean your air-conditioners regularly so your immune system is not compromised. Or better yet, get the professionals to do it for you.

3. Plumbing: Check for blockages

Don’t ignore plumbing problems and call for professional help the moment you realise something is amiss.

An unusual noise coming from your home’s plumbing system is usually an indicator that something is wrong.

The cause of this noise can be varied. For example, if you hear a gurgling noise from your drain after you turn off the water, it could be because your pipes aren’t working correctly or it is clogged with dirt.

If you are facing this or any other problems with your plumbing, it is better to call a professional to identify the issue and fix it immediately to avoid more damage.

4. Car: Sanitise the interior

Research shows that car seats have more germs on it than a toilet seat.

If you don’t clean and sanitise your car frequently, your car too can be a breeding ground for germs. In fact, researchers found that as many as 100 bacteria per square centimetre live on car seats, making it even dirtier than toilets.

You will probably spend a lot of time in your car once the MCO is lifted, so make sure your car is free of all disease-causing germs. Why not allow the experts to take care of it with their quality car cleaning services?

This article first appeared in kaodim.com

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