The outbreak of Covid-19 has reminded the world about certain subtle hygienic practices that the world has ignored for a very long time. Sadly, the world had to wait for coronavirus for people to return to basics and learn how to stay safe and healthy without inviting unnecessary diseases to themselves. However, the novel coronavirus is real and while the world is grappling with how to handle it and deal with its aftermath, it is a good time to learn about decontamination services in Montreal and the simple steps you can take daily to ensure that you are safe from unwanted germs and viruses.
Keeping yourself free from viruses
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly everyone is interested in knowing how to avoid getting the virus. The good news is that there are various measures you can take without the supervision of any professional that can help you stay safe and avoid getting not just coronavirus, but any virus you may come in contact with. Here is a brief look at some of this methods:
Regular hand washing
If you are reading this, then I bet you have heard more than a million times now that one of the most effective ways to lower the risk of getting the virus is to simply wash your hands properly with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. The guidelines advise that you should wash your hands after you sneeze, cough, use the restroom, touch your face or every time you are returning to your house from outside.
The reason for this is that your hands usually pick up a lot of germs, including viruses during the day. The germs and the viruses on your hands will not harm you unless they find a way of getting into your body. This rigorous washing of hands is encouraged because most of the germs and viruses will not survive soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.
Secondly, the only way for germs and viruses to get into your body is when you touch your face with dirty hands. Humans often touch their face, eyes, nose or even mouth unknowingly, thereby transferring the virus. Finally, washing your hand is an effective way of ensuring you don’t transfer the virus to other surfaces where it can be picked by others.
Staying at home will stop you from coming into contact with people and surfaces that can potentially transfer the virus to you. Also, if you already have the virus and you stay at home, you won’t transfer it to other people or surfaces that you will come into contact with. Ever since the breakout, studies and observation show that there is a specific trend in who the virus is hurting the most.
It is believed that the older demographic and those with underlying health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions are the worst affected. Therefore, if you fall into this category, you must limit your movement away from your home as much as you can. Even if you don’t fall into this category of the most vulnerable, just remember that the virus won’t come to you if you stay at home.
Invest in a cloth mask
The use of facemasks is another great way to keep your home disinfected and stop the spread of the virus. A cloth mask will not necessarily stop you from getting the virus, but in case you already have it, it will help you from spreading it to other people. Remember, you can have the disease and be asymptomatic. In such a case, you can easily spread the virus without showing any signs that you have the disease. This is why it is important that you have a mask on every time you go to public places.
How to keep the virus away from your home and businesses
After you keep yourself free from the virus, the next step is to keep your home and business premises free from the virus. Here is a brief look at some of the things you can do to ensure this:
Clean and disinfect the premises
Cleaning and disinfecting your premises may sound scary, but it is very simple if you know what you must do. Viruses reside in very specific places in and around the home, and getting rid of them is something you can easily do. Start by first doing the normal cleaning you are accustomed to. This is then followed by cleaning or wiping target surfaces with an appropriate disinfectant.
Some of the places you should target with thorough cleaning and disinfection includes remote controls, toilets, faucets, kitchen counters, table surfaces, bathroom counters, doorknobs, electrical switches, mobile devices, hard dining chairs, and game controllers among others. If you are not certain how to disinfect, you can consider using decontamination & disinfection services. These are professionals who know how to clean and disinfect every inch of your home.
About decontamination services in Montreal
You have probably heard about hospital cleaning & disinfection services, but you may have never envisioned when and how you could use these services for your home or business premises. Well, the novel coronavirus is now here with us, and now is a good time to start thinking about cleaning and disinfecting your premises.
These services are ideal if you need to disinfect, but don’t know how to go about it, or you are not aware of where to get the right disinfectants for the surfaces you want to disinfect. Decontamination Montreal service providers are the right professionals to approach for such tasks during this time. They are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to grant you the best decontamination services.
Call KBS Maintenance at (514) 830-6787 for decontamination and disinfection in Montreal for your home, businesses, buildings, public area (hospitals, stores…).