Since the coronavirus outbreak, more and more families are panicking trying to find ways to kill the virus and stay clean and healthy. Most stores are out of sanitizer and Clorox wipes as people are hoarding them to keep safe.
So what do you do if you can’t find any cleaning products at the store? Do not panic! Luckily, you can kill the coronavirus with household cleaners.
Fortunately, from what we know of the coronavirus, it is fairly easy to kill off out in the open.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, they state that the coronavirus is one of the easiest viruses to kill off with proper disinfectants.
Here are four different household cleaners you can use to kill the coronavirus and stay safe in your own home!
Soap and Water
While it may seem like a simple method, it is one of the easiest ways to kill the virus. It is also one of the most effective ways as well.
Simply scrub your counters with soap and water frequently and it will break the outer layer of the virus to kill it off.
A professor of chemistry at the University of South Wales agrees that soap and water is a great effective way to killing off the coronavirus in your home.
Another strong household cleaner everyone has at home is bleach. It is considered a powerhouse against the coronavirus.
Make sure to mix your bleach with plenty of water. The Centers for Disease Control recommends 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of water.
When using bleach, you need to take certain precautions. Make sure the area you are cleaning has a great ventilation system. Also, make sure you use gloves while cleaning with bleach. Lastly, don’t mix bleach with any other cleaners.
Cleaning alcohol is another alternative that works great at killing off coronavirus.
Dr. Siouxsie Wiles, associate professor overseeing the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland, New Zealand stated that ethanol and isopropyl alcohol will kill off this particular virus.
Many families have isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol in their homes already. Unlike bleach, you do not have to dilute this, but make sure to be careful around plastics.
It is important to note that alcohol is flammable, so be careful when using it as a cleaner.
Another common household item that will effectively clear your home of coronavirus is hydrogen peroxide. The Environmental Protection Agency suggests putting undiluted 3% hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle to clean your home.
Make sure to let this sit on your counters before wiping so that it has a greater chance of removing the virus.
You do not need to worry about finding Clorox wipes or other cleaning products at the store. You can simply stay at home, safe from the virus and keep your house clean as well.
Rest assured, these four common household cleaners will kill the coronavirus.