How to sanitize your home

We recommend cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces in your homes at least once in 3 days just to be safe, assuming we have had contact with the outside world in some way, either a person leaving and returning or goods coming in as transmission from person-to-person is a much greater risk than transmission via surface.

Steps for sanitizing your home

Step 1 : Cleaning: Cleaning is about removing contaminants from a surface. Click here to learn more about cleaning.

 

  1. Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.

  2. Clean surfaces using soap and water.

  3. This reduces the number of germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface.

  4. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces which includes: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 : Sanitization: Sanitizing is about killing pathogens. Click here to learn more about sanitization.

  1. Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product. Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards

  2. Always read and follow the directions on the label of the chemical to ensure safe and effective use.

  3. Ensure adequate ventilation

  4. Use no more than the amount recommended on the label

  5. Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)

  6. Disinfect (apply the solution) to high touch points and wipe it with a hand towel

  7. Avoid mixing different chemical products

  8. Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets

Both cleaning and disinfection should be done daily if anyone leaves home every day.

Researchers have found that the novel coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces such as cardboard for 24 hours, but up to two or three days on plastic and stainless steel. So cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is a step we should all take, even if we aren't leaving the house. Anytime items or people come in and out of your home, there is some possibility of exposure.

How to use bleach solution at home

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Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface.

  1. Check the label to see if your bleach is intended for disinfection and has a sodium hypochlorite concentration of 5%–6%

  2. Some bleaches, such as those designed for safe use on colored clothing or for whitening, may not be suitable for disinfection.

  3. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation.

  4. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.

  5. Leave solution on the surface for at least 1 minute.

How to sanitize electronics

  1. Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics.

  2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting.

  3. If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly. Wipe cover, buttons, and accessories.

  4. Avoid using wipe directly on the screen.

How to sanitize laundry

  1. Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.

  2. Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick.

  3. Dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items.

  4. Do not shake dirty laundry.

  5. Don't forget to clean your coat and backpack. Wiping the inside off with a disinfectant wipe should do the trick unless your jacket is machine washable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I disinfect food?

No, not without reason. According to the FDA, there is no evidence to suggest that food or food packaging can transmit the novel coronavirus, so there is currently no need to disinfect food or food packaging any more than you usually would. Just observe standard food safety and wash your hands afterward.

Handle any used dishes, cups/glasses, or silverware with gloves. Wash them with soap and hot water.

Should I disinfect delivery packages ?

Yes, lightly. Mail and packages are relatively low-risk for transmitting the novel coronavirus. That said, researchers have found that it can live on cardboard for around 24 hours, so giving packages a once over with a disinfecting wipe isn't a bad idea.

Know more about Delhi's Guardians 

We at Delhi's Guardians use best in class chemicals that are registered by the FDA, the GLP, and WHO-GMP. We recommend a 2 stage sanitization process which includes:

  • misting for high contact areas

  • deep fumigation so that corners are not left out

The process is carried out by highly trained professionals who are temperature checked daily, have Aarogya Setu app installed and use full-body PPE kits (which are disposed of properly)

We personalize the process according to your requirement, be it your home, office or any other location. We prioritize the safety of your loved ones and are on a mission to make the best possible sanitization service accessible and affordable to everyone.

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