Knowing that someone you dearly loved survived being infected with COVID-19 is a great relief. But the challenge doesn’t end with the recovery especially if that someone was quarantined at your home. You still have to think about how to sanitize the place and ensure that no strains of the virus are left behind.
For the safety of the other members of the household including visitors, we advise you to conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfection. Here are some useful tips for successful post-covid home treatment:
Focus on high-touch surfaces after someone at home got infected by COVID-19, the immediate course of action that the other members of the house should do (assuming they didn’t get infected) is to clean common surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, handles, light switches, and countertops.
Cleaning surfaces in your home is not only needed when there’s visible dirt. Now you have to clean them more frequently if someone from your household got very sick from COVID-19 to prevent it from spreading.
Instead of using the normal paper tissue or makeshift rags, we recommend using Wowables™ Cleaning Towels with your chosen cleaning solution for more efficient cleaning. This tool is made durable, washable, and treated with anti-microbial agents to stop the growth of germs and bacteria.
Limit the traffic in the home
One of the best ways to reduce contamination is to control who comes in and out of the house. If someone just recovered from the virus, then it is not recommendable to starting accepting visitors again especially those that are not yet fully vaccinated. It is safer to have as minimal contact as possible with other people outside to prevent transmission of the virus.
Since airborne particles can be carriers of the virus, the disease can easily spread when surfaces are touched with contaminated hands. So make sure that aside from common areas, you also clean walls where a virus can still get attached. You can use Lola Rola Sticky Mop™, the innovative mop with an all-new sticky sheet cleaning system to collect dirt, dust, and other microscopic particles.
Disinfect with the perfect timing
When cleaning an area that the sick person used, we recommend you to use personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes gloves, glasses, or goggles if necessary. This is to give yourself extra protection from the virus.
Thorough cleaning and disinfection are required within 24 hours to 3 days after the sick person recovers. You can use Lola Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth on walls and furniture to kill any remaining germs on surfaces and reduce their spread. You can partner this tool with soap and detergent or a disinfectant that is proven effective against COVID-19. Just read the label to make sure it meets your needs.
We also advise opening your windows and doors while cleaning and with a fan on. This gives adequate ventilation and improves airflow.
Wash your hands with soap and water for about 20 seconds immediately after disinfecting or after removing gloves. If soap and water are both unavailable and you can see that your hands are not visibly dirty, you can use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol as an alternative.
Listen to the Advice of Health experts
Lastly, If you can’t stop visitors from coming, then at least ask those who are not fully vaccinated to take extra precautions. You can seek the guidance of experts before inviting visitors to your home.
The general rule is for everyone to wear masks and wash hands or take a shower often, especially when returning from outside activities. Take note that even if everyone looks healthy and in good shape, no one should be complacent because the virus is invincible and can attack anytime especially if one of you already got infected.