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How You Can P-R-O-T-E-C-T Your Home from Germs and Infections

Infections are presently rampant across the globe. Here are some simple precautions you can take to P-R-O-T-E-C-T your family from germs.

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How to Protect your Home from Germs and Infections | Cleanipedia

These days everyone is talking about infections, germs, cleanliness, hygiene, etc. Sometimes these conversations can get overwhelming, but that is no reason for you to panic. All you need to do is stay alert and adopt these simple preventive measures at home.

1) P

Prevention is better than cure. This saying is true even when it comes to the home. Ensure you have an optimal germ-blaster at your disposal.

2) R

Remove germs from all commonly touched surfaces in your home. These surfaces include computer keyboards, TV remotes, telephones, door handles, tap handles, toilet seats and flush handles.  We suggest you use a suitable disinfectant, like a bleach-based (sodium hypochlorite) product such as Domex Floor Cleaner, which kills germs. Always test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first.

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3) O

Observe your family for any symptoms of infection or a general feeling of being unwell. It would be good to get medical advice if they show any symptoms.

4) T

Take hand sanitiser with you when you’re out, such as the ones available from Lifebuoy. Ensure your family members cover their hands with it and rub thoroughly after they have come into contact with high-use areas such as door handles, public toilets or menus in restaurants.

5) E

Ensure your family washes their hands regularly with soap. Before and after using the toilet, before and after meals, and when you come in from outside. Washing hands for up to a minute is highly effective. If anyone in the family does catch an infection, avoid sharing towels, facecloths, toothbrushes and eating utensils. Also, wash clothes separately at a higher temperature (at least 60⁰C) to avoid the spread of germs in the home. Hot water kills germs effectively.

6) C

Contain anything in your home that comes in contact with human waste; tissues go straight into lined bins, and toilet waste is removed from surfaces and disinfected with a disinfectant toilet cleaner like Domex. After sneezing, germs can travel up to 3m, spreading unwanted infections, so cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and wash your hands straight away.

7) T

Tell everyone the steps they can take to protect their homes and encourage them to do the same. After all, preventing the spread of an infection is a group effort.

Follow the P-R-O-T-E-C-T method and keep yourself and your loved ones protected. 

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