Being fastidious is ‘in” when cleaning your house.

There are so many places people naturally miss.. like the knobs on the stove and the list goes on…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends daily disinfection of often-touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks, as well as the use of detergent or soap and water on dirty surfaces prior to disinfection.

In fact, “An important general rule is that you shouldn’t immediately wipe a cleaning solution off as soon as you’ve applied it to a surface. Let it sit there long enough to kill viruses first,” Donald Schaffner, a food microbiologist at Rutgers.

My rule is for contact time and what is recommended by the NIH depends on what kind of surface you are applying the solution to.

1. Disinfection by wiping nonporous surfaces: a contact time of ≥ 10 minutes is recommended.

2. Disinfection by immersion of items: a contact time of 30 minutes is recommended.

Be mindful, be careful, and take… and always- do your research.

Much love to you and yours.

Dr. Pat


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