Novel Coronavirus has raised worldwide concerns since the World Health Organization named it a pandemic. Most people know that practicing good personal hygiene can prevent this disease, but proper home maintenance also can reduce its viability.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus — or SARS-COV-2 — causes COVID-19. The virus mostly spreads from person to person, particularly when an infected person coughs or sneezes near others.
Washing your hands is crucial to prevent the disease from spreading. In addition, it’s important to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Most people may know that, but there’s one extra step that you might not know.
Cleaning and disinfecting your home’s nonporous surfaces may help fight the novel coronavirus. However, not just any household cleaning product will do. Health experts have compiled lists of products made to fight viruses like COVID-19.
Cleaning Inside the House
Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner is among the few cleaning products rated for fighting this viral disease.
“Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against COVID-19,” Wet and Forget says. Of course, it’s most effective when people follow “the directions for use … on hard, non-porous surfaces.”
Customers have flooded Wet and Forget with questions about whether they can use the product to fight coronavirus. Using certain cleaning products and practicing good personal hygiene are steps people can take in an abundance of caution.
No one has contracted novel coronavirus from an infected surface, but the risks of infected surfaces are real. The disease can last for days on tables, desks, doorknobs and handles, among other things, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each time people touch these surfaces increases their risk of contracting the disease.
Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces may help prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to health experts who approved a list of cleaning products for fighting emerging enveloped viral pathogens.
The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries compiled a list of products for fighting COVID-19. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the list.
Wet and Forget Indoor Mold + Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner, one of the approved products, cleans, disinfects and kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on hard, nonporous surfaces.
And, when used properly, it can effectively fight viruses similar to COVID-19.
Many traditional cleaning supplies are out of stock or hard to find in stores, so this product would be good to have on hand.
Further Information on Coronavirus
- FULL LIST: Cleaning products recommended for disinfecting against viruses similar to COVID-19
- Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations | CDC
- How to Choose a Respirator or Dust Mask