Ensuring that your home, especially the kitchen, is safe from any harm, is a very crucial job. Now that the number of COVID-19 cases is continuously rising, a homeowner should be very attentive in terms of disinfecting their home. With the time that members of the family spend in the kitchen, it is highly believed that the kitchen is where certain bacteria or viruses can develop.
In order for your family to be healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the very important things that you need to consider when you want to get rid of the germs in your kitchen. Since viruses can be passed from one individual to another in different ways, you need to know the different sources of contamination.
These viruses can be transmitted by hand-to-hand or hand-to-food contact. If a person has cold, flu, or other several diseases that most viruses or germs cause, he/she can contaminate anything or anyone by having just a simple physical contact.
Raw meats and fish can also become the perfect carrier of disease-causing bacteria. Make sure you cook them thoroughly to prevent contamination. When preparing your meal or even before eating, make sure that you wash your food properly, especially the internal and leafy parts of your fruits and vegetables. These areas can carry germs and viruses as well.
Aside from food, you also need to be careful with your kitchen appliances and equipment at home. These things can also be a carrier of germs. To mention a few, cutting boards, sponges, refrigerator, garbage cans, sink drains, and scrubbers, or dishrags.
Now, if you are wondering if cleaning is the same as disinfecting, it has differences. When cleaning your kitchen, you will most likely do it by removing all clutter and that your stuff is organized well. On the contrary, disinfecting is a different thing. A kitchen has been disinfected if it has no germs or viruses around.
By doing this, you will need to apply agents that are made to kill the different kinds of bacteria and viruses. Most importantly, these two things should be done at home on a regular basis. It is essential that you take note of this if you are reducing the risks of being infected by COVID-19.
Aside from the cleaning and disinfection, you should also wash your hands regularly. Wash your hands before eating, before and after preparing food, after cleaning your kitchen, after using the bathroom, etc.
To know more, check out this infographic made by Kitchen Cabinet Refacing.