How to Clean Indoor Surfaces to Prevent Coronavirus

Coronavirus, seen to the left of a photo of cleaning and disinfecting a kitchen with Wet and Forget Indoor
Cleaning and disinfecting nonporous surfaces are two ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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.

About Coronavirus

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.

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Further Information on Coronavirus

4 COMMENTS

  1. Danny,

    While trying to decide what product to use for home surface disinfection, the language used to indicate that the Wet and Forget product kills the virus causing the current pandemic seems a bit vague to me, I.e.” kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against the Covid-19 virus”.

    Do you know if it kill the virus causing the current pandemic or not-yes or no”.

    I value your advice, so just checking on this.

    Be safe – be healthy.

    Joseph Gunter

    • Hi, Joseph,
      Novel coronavirus received its name because it’s truly a new coronavirus and everyone is still learning more about it.
      Researchers are working to develop treatments and vaccines and, in the meantime, all anyone can do is practice social distancing, wash their hands regularly and follow current recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
      The same applies for indoor cleaning.
      The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries released a list of cleaning products that the EPA approved for disinfecting common household surfaces.
      Here’s the full list for reference: https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf
      We recommend thinking of this list as a ‘better safe than sorry’ list.
      No cleaning product can definitively claim prevention against COVID-19, but these products are the best ones for disinfecting surfaces and fighting a coronavirus.
      Thanks for your question, and stay safe and healthy!

  2. I find it disingenuous that an article on cleaning mentions one product only, a product that sponsors your show. Surely there must be some other product for cleaning and disinfecting other than Wet and Forget, perhaps a lysol or clorox product? This makes one second guess your credibility and other things you regiment on your show.

    • Hi, Carole,
      Thanks for your feedback. We understand your concerns and we’re glad to share more information about this content’s creation.
      Wet & Forget is an extremely popular product with our general audience; we get questions all the time about where to find it and how to use it.
      To that end, our editorial intent was to demonstrate its additional use with respect to disinfecting against Novel Coronavirus, not to push or sell the product.
      Wet and Forget did not sponsor this article, and the company did not ask us to post it. We created this article upon learning about Wet & Forget Indoor’s inclusion on the American Chemistry Council’s list of top disinfecting products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Many traditional cleaning supplies are out of stock or hard to find in stores. Based on frequent fan interest, we knew this product would be good to have on hand, and we knew this article would resonate with our audience.
      We originally linked to Wet and Forget’s article about this topic (https://landing.wetandforget.com/coronavirus/), which includes the ACC’s full list of products that may help fight COVID-19 (https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf)
      Since then, we’ve updated this article to include a link to the ACC’s full list of recommended products.
      We hope this eases your concerns.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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