With millions of people infected and hundreds of thousands dead, the coronavirus, COVID-19, is one of the deadliest and most destructive disasters that the world has faced in recent history. What makes this pandemic so dangerous is the fact that it is a respecter of no man, no status, nor race. It is an equal opportunity destroyer that will wipe a huge majority of the world's population off the surface of the Earth if we let it.

Thankfully, however, there are ways through which we can mitigate this disaster. While there still is no cure nor vaccine to combat the disease, there are steps we can take to keep ourselves and our families from contracting it. One of the most important steps involves thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting our homes and environs using the right professional cleaning products.

Can a Professional Cleaning Product Help Prevent COVID-19?

To be clear, nothing, so far, can help prevent COVID-19. The virus is already here with us and spreading at the community level. So, everyone is at risk of contracting it. However, there are certain guidelines laid out by WHO and the CDC that can help you keep your surroundings clean, disinfected, and coronavirus free, thus greatly reducing your chances of contracting the disease.

Why Should I Use Professional Cleaning Products Post COVID-19?

While there is still much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, it is clear that the disease spreads from person to person through close contact and respiratory droplets. It is also clear that asymptomatic people showing no signs of the disease can also spread it.

The truth of the matter is that there is still a great deal of studying about the virus required before we can come to a clear conclusion about how it spreads from surfaces to people.

What is certain is that the virus can survive on surfaces and, as such, could infect people who come into contact with contaminated surfaces. How long it can survive on any given surface is unclear, but based on recent reviews of human coronaviruses, the viability and survival of the pathogens on surfaces vary greatly from as little as 2 hours to as long as 9 - 11 days. It also depends on the kind of surface, the prevailing temperatures as well as humidity and the specific virus strain.

What is certain, however, is that the virus can survive on surfaces. As such, these surfaces need to be cleaned and disinfected using the right professional cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment.

The Best Professional Cleaning Products Post COVID-19

If you run a cleaning business that is still operational during these trying times or you want to make sure that your home and environs are clean for the safety of your family and friends, then you need to use the right cleaning supplies and products. The EPA has a list of cleaning products that they have deemed effective against SARS-CoV-2. Here are a few cleaning agents that you might want to consider for your home or your business premises:

Clorox Regular Disinfecting Liquid Bleach

Designed to kill 99.9% of household germs including the flu virus, E.coli as well as bacteria on household surfaces, this Clorox Regular Disinfecting Liquid Bleach has been a mainstay in many homes for years now. Not only does it act as a perfect disinfectant, but it's also a very effective stain remover.

You should, however, be careful when using this powerful disinfectant. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle very carefully when diluting and using it on non-porous surfaces.

Pros:

  • Kills 99.9% of household germs and bacteria
  • Has a long-standing track record
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Can be harmful to your health if not used correctly

With correct and regular use, this liquid bleach can and will keep your surfaces virus free, thus reducing your chances of contracting the coronavirus.

Clorox Scentiva Bathroom Foam Cleaner

Apart from the kitchen, your bathroom just so happens to be the most visited room in the house. Because a lot of touching and coming into contact with surfaces happen in there, it is only logical that you would want to disinfect this area thoroughly. The Clorox Scentiva Bathroom Foam Cleaner is the right foam cleaner and disinfectant to use.

Designed to penetrate the soap scum and grime that is typically found on bathroom surfaces, this bleach-free foam cleans 15 times faster than most bargain brands and involves less scrubbing while leaving a wonderful fresh scent.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Very effective in penetrating the grime and soap scum that can be found on bathroom surfaces
  • It has a beautiful scent

Cons:

  • The fresh scent doesn't last as long as most people would like

This is a much easier and more effective way of cleaning and disinfecting your bathroom surfaces.

Murphy Oil Soap Spray Wood Cleaner

Although it isn't on the EPA list, this Murphy Oil Soap Spray Wood Cleaner is still a wonderfully effective alternative to have, especially for people who have lots of wood surfaces around the house or business premises.

Designed for use on porous surfaces, this disinfectant and wood cleaner gets rid of dirt, dust, grease, grime as well as 99.9% of viruses and bacteria that could be clinging on to the wood.

With the spray bottle, it is very easy to use, has a beautiful scent, and doesn't damage your precious wood surfaces.

Pros:

  • Easy to use spray bottle
  • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria
  • Has a nice scent

Cons:

  • Only designed for wood surfaces

If you have a lot of wood surfaces and do not want to damage those with other types of disinfectants meant for non-porous and hard surfaces, then you should consider getting this Murphy Oil Soap Spray Wood Cleaner.

The EPA has a more comprehensive list of the professional cleaning products you can use in these trying times. The problem is that many of these products are out of stock, making finding them a bit of a challenge.

However, as long as the coronavirus persists, that search and frustration are well worth it to ensure that you disinfect all surfaces and minimize your chances of contracting the disease.

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