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Kill coronavirus germs with lysol disinfectant spray.
About a month ago, there were news reports about this mysterious disease called the coronavirus. Initially, the virus started in China, or at least that's the information we received in the news reports. More recently, this virus has become an epidemic affecting individuals in just about every country worldwide. Individuals are beginning to panic as this once contained virus has now become an uncontrollable epidemic. Store shelves are becoming depleted of regular everyday items such as toilet tissue, paper towels and household disinfectants. Fear of this mysterious disease has prompted average ordinary individuals to take extreme measures that we never thought necessary in our modern-day history. As schools, places of worship and other major venues begin to temporarily shut down, people are beginning to take precautions to protect themselves. They're using more products such as Lysol more than ever before. They’re disinfecting every flat surface in their home, their work space and even their cars. So is it safe to believe that using a disinfectant like Lysol can kill the Coronavirus germs?
On March 5th 2020, the EPA released a list of approved disinfectants that are capable of killing the coronavirus. On the list is Lysol. Since Lysol is on the list of approved disinfectants, here are a few instructions on how to use Lysol to protect against the deadly coronavirus.
Using Lysol to disinfect our smartphones.
Since this is an electronic device, it is best to use Lysol wipes to wipe down the surface of your phone. The first thing to do is use the Lysol wipe to clean the entire phone. If you have a protective covering around your phone, it is recommended you remove the cover and clean the phone. After you clean the phone, thoroughly clean the cover on both sides making sure to get all of the nooks and crevices of your smartphone cover. If you do not have Lysol wipes, Lysol spray will also work. It is not recommended you spray directly onto the smartphone. Instead, spray the disinfectant onto a paper towel. Saturate the paper towel enough to make it moist but do not drench the towel, as excessive moisture can damage your smartphone. Follow the same steps as you would with the Lysol wipes.
Lysol wipes and your LAN lines.
Your regular telephone can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. The coronavirus is no different. Using the same methods as mentioned above, unplug the phone and begin cleaning it. It is best to wipe the receiver of the phone including the handle, ear and mouthpiece. After you clean the receiver, it would be wise to thoroughly clean the base of the phone including the keypad and the bottom side of the base. Don't leave any of the solid surface of the phone untouched.
Cleaning the door handles and other solid surfaces.
Use the Lysol wipes or spray to clean every door you come in contact with. Use a Lysol wipe or spray to wipe the interior and exterior handles of all the doors in your home. Whether it is an exterior door or an interior door, clean every single handle of each door. This is relatively easy to do with doors that are in your own personal home. Begin by spraying the handle on one side of the door and wiping it down thoroughly, then repeat on the opposite side of the door. After you've cleaned the area, it may be best to follow up with an additional spray of Lysol to let it dry. If you want to thoroughly clean an exterior door, you may want to consider cleaning the peephole. With this type of virus, you can never be too safe.
Using Lysol disinfectant on other electronic devices.
Similar to smartphones, our laptops and computers are used quite often throughout the day. It is best to follow the same instructions by disinfecting them with Lysol. Using Lysol wipes clean your mouse, keypad and the screen of your computer. Because this is an electronic device, take special care to ensure that excessive moisture does not seep into your keypad to avoid damage. If you’ve traveled recently with your laptop, it may not be a bad idea to spray Lysol in your computer bag and on the exterior of it.
Cleaning solid surfaces and other areas at your workplace.
Since the severity of this virus is widely known, your boss would not mind if you took a few moments to disinfect your desk. Start by removing all of the items off of your desk. Spray the entire desk thoroughly with the Lysol disinfectant. Wipe it down thoroughly and spray a light mist of Lysol as a follow-up. Let it dry for a couple of minutes. As you replace your items on your desk, spray them and wipe them with Lysol to ensure that you have thoroughly disinfected your workspace.
These steps should not stop at your desk. It would be wise to disinfect your office chair as well. If you have a leather or vinyl office chair, use a Lysol wipe to disinfect your chair and allow it to dry. If you have a cloth chair, spray a light mist on the fabric pieces and wipe down the solid pieces of the chair as thoroughly as possible. It would be best to disinfect your workspace at least twice a week.
Disinfecting your automobile.
It is recommended to disinfect everything you touch. With that said, it is not a strange thing to disinfect the interior of your car to minimize the likelihood of coming in contact with the coronavirus. Start with your steering wheel and wipe it down using the Lysol wipes. Wipe the dashboard, your gear shift, radio knobs and the surface of your air vents. Spray and wipe the interior door handles and the arm rests. After you've wiped all of the solid areas, spray Lysol in the vents of the car, including the vents in the back seat. After you spray the vents, spray a light mist of Lysol on the fabric areas of your automobile including the area overhead.
Now that you have disinfected the interior of your car, it's time to disinfect the exterior. Aside from giving your car a good old-fashioned washing, it is best to pay particular attention to every area of the car you handle on a regular basis. This includes the exterior door handles, the trunk latches and the hood latch. In critical times like these, you'd rather be safer than sorry.
Every area you come in contact with, is a potential carrier of the coronavirus germ. No matter how ridiculous it may seem, it is recommended you disinfect everything you come in contact with as often as possible. It’s not often we take inventory of everything we touch throughout the day. Until recently, we never really had to think about it. Now that we are in a very serious time in the world's history, it is best to analyze everything you do on a daily basis. Everything you come in contact with should be disinfected thoroughly and regularly. In addition to sanitizing any solid surface areas that surround us, it is also best to follow simple sanitary measures. These include washing your hands regularly. After you use the restroom, it is especially important to wash your hands thoroughly. Use hand sanitizer regularly and often. It's not a bad idea to use Lysol spray as an air spray to disinfect each room of your home. If you plan to travel locally, it is a great idea to carry disinfectant with you on your trip. Now that we know Lysol is on the EPA’s approved list of disinfectants, it would be wise to use it as often as possible.