Cleaning of ceramic surfaces in times of Coronavirus.
One of the concerns that raises more questions in these times is the cleaning of the different rooms and the time that the new coronavirus can last on the different surfaces of the home.
Did you know that the WHO -The World Health Organization- indicates in one of its preliminary studies that the virus can persist on surfaces for between a few hours and several days?
We know that we should wear masks, hand sanitizing gel or wash our hands regularly, not touch public or high-traffic surfaces, but do you know how to clean your home so that it remains free of the virus?
We tell you how to do it.
Floors are often one of the most dirty parts of homes, offices and premises. In these times of COVID, ceramic is one of the most easily cleaned coverings, unlike carpets, vinyl or wood.
The OMS recommends disinfecting areas that we think may be infected by cleaning them directly with a common disinfectant to kill the virus. Ceramic surfaces can be disinfected with bleach but commercially available disinfectants with virucidal activity can also be used. The most important thing is that the bleach, or any other common disinfection product, should never be mixed with ammonia, salfuman, alcohol, vinegar or any other substance, as this increases its toxicity and can produce dangerous gases. For that reason it is also advisable to open doors and windows during the cleaning process to avoid inhaling these gases.
Before starting the cleaning tasks, we recommend washing your hands with soap and water for at least 40-60 seconds.
We also recommend that you do so:
- Use cotton rags.
For the tiles in the bathroom and kitchen you can use an old brush that you have decided to stop using.
- Use a solution of warm water and bleach. The bleach will effectively disinfect and remove the dirt on the floor.
If you want your tiles to shine like the first day, use a little window cleaner. Use a spray and a cotton cloth to rub the entire surface of the floor to make it shine.
Now, in these times, we encourage you to follow the advice of the OMS and remind you of the measures that the Ministry of Health published in its guide to Hygiene Measures for the Prevention of Covid-19
And remember, #WESTOPTHISVIRUSTOGETHER