The Best Disinfecting Advice for Coronavirus & Other Germs
Here is what you need to know about keeping your home healthy.
There's a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is what you do to remove dirt and grime from the surfaces around your home (cleaning can help wash away germs, too). But if somebody in your household is sick, or you're trying to prevent the spread of illness, you'll want to follow up your cleaning with targeted disinfecting of frequently-touched areas like light switches, cabinet handles, and countertops, for example. Use wipes or disinfecting spray on to kill germs on non-porous surfaces, and use steam or hot water to help sanitize fabrics and upholstery.