How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home

Quick Cleaning Tips to Kill Household Germs


The novel coronavirus has made all of us more cautious of surfaces we touch outside of our homes, such as shopping carts and Amazon packages. When you do go outside of the house, it’s best to get in and out as quickly as possible. When you get home, part of the best way to further minimize your exposure to the disease known as COVID-19 is to sanitize and disinfect your house.


Starting by cleaning

There is a difference in cleaning your house and disinfecting it. The former means that you’re removing germs but not killing, while the latter means you’re actually killing them. The distinction is important because you might clean surfaces effectively but you might not be disinfecting, leaving germs and bacteria to fester and grow. Clean all surfaces first, making sure to remove dust and debris.


Use disinfectant to wipe surfaces

Either use a disinfectant spray or wipes to remove germs from surfaces around your home. Think about the things you touch multiple times a day – doorknobs, light switches, fridge doors, remote controls, cabinet handles, your phone, laptop, and more. Be sure to wipe down these surfaces at least once a day and after you have come in from the outside.


Wash your hands often

Get into the habit of washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap. Wash them before you eat, before you cook, after using the restroom, before and after touching your face, and after moving places (for example, when you get home from the grocery store).


A little bit of prep goes a long way to keeping safe. At Premier Risk, we understand that this is a stressful and troubling time for us all. For the peace of mind that your finances are protected, contact us to secure reliable insurance today.