The whole world is getting through the difficult times created by a certain new health-harming virus globally called the novel Coronavirus. The globe is hunkered down. The entire media is loaded with the news of lockdowns, shutter downs and cancellations.
This agonizing virus has forced the world to experience unusual restrictions like the long term closures of all the major religious sites of all the major religions like churches, mosques and temples. All social and religious gatherings are cancelled. No business is left unaffected with the sheer economic crises caused by Corona. The travel and tourism businesses among others are also ended up with huge losses.
No Easter or Ramadan festivities are observed. The Muslim devotees who were looking for the special Umrah packages to spend their holiest month on the holiest worshipping Saudi sites are also saddened on not able to fulfil their most sacred desire.
Now the chants of stay home, go home and self-isolation have become an inevitable part of this Corona special routine of 2020. The experts are encouraging us to adopt handwashing and hygiene measures to protect our bodies from the pandemic’s killer attacks.
However, along with personal hygiene, we must also keep a strict eye on the house hygiene or kitchen cleaning to save our four-walled shelters clear of Corona or other germs.
Why the House Hygiene is Important in COVID-19 Panic?
Besides our personal hygiene, it is very important to keep our houses spick and span by the everyday cleaning of the outer surfaces of our houses. It is because the experts of infectious diseases have found that the germ of COVID-19 can remain in the air for up to 3 hours and live on the surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours, plastic and stainless steel for almost 3 days.
Furthermore, the everyday cleaning of your house can clear away a variety of germs besides Corona. So clean your doorbells, doorknobs, switches and the frequently touched surfaces every day.
Some Other Frequently Touched In-house Items for everyday cleaning
Besides, the doorbells, door knobs and switches, there are some other frequently touched items where the germs may stick from our hands
- Keyboards and mouse
- Remote Controls
- Cell phone and landlines
- Staircase railing
Guidelines for Kitchen Cleaning amidst Corona panic
Along with the surfaces, the experts say that this novel viral infection is also transmitted via airborne droplets that may stay for up to several hours or much longer. So it is also important to keep the most excessively used in home places clean where these viral droplets may land.
Obviously, the most frequently/excessively used in home places are your kitchen and washroom.
Kitchen is the in-home site or the area where you prepare your daily meal to consume. It is one of the best germ germinating places inside your homes. There are so many obvious surfaces in the kitchen that come into your direct contact.
Frequently Touched Kitchen Surfaces
Some of the most obvious inside kitchen items that you clean every day are the plastic or steel surfaces of the fridge and freezer doors. But along with these, there are some other frequently used kitchen surfaces that you must clean them every other day.
Shelves and the handles of Vegetable Drawers
Whenever you intend to cook or to store vegetables, you go to open up your vegetable drawers. While cooking you also place on the kitchen shelves. So never forget to clean these surfaces with a good quality disinfectant.
Kitchen Counters and tables
To chop up your vegetables, prepare and serve meals, you use kitchen tables and counters. Make sure to disinfect them regularly to get a clean and safe food for a healthy life.
Besides your fridge or freezers, the microwave oven is another repeatedly used kitchen appliance. Wipe it with a disinfectant spray every day to ensure protection.
Silverware Drawer Surfaces
Besides washing the forks and knives every day, you also need to clean your folk keeping silverware drawer that your fingers come in contact with repeatedly or you breathe over when you open it. You must never forget to disinfect them regularly.
Kitchen Sink Surface
It is the most important and repeatedly used part of the kitchen. It is inevitably important to wipe the kitchen sink surface with a wipe after washing your utensils. Regularly wash the sink surface along with the faucet surface.