With the emergence of new variants of the COVID virus like the delta variant, we are once again needing to take disinfecting and other mitigation measures very seriously. The delta variant is distinguished from other strains by the speed at which it spreads. In just a few months, the delta variant went from not existing in the United States to constituting the vast majority (about 83%) of new cases of COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When having a COVID patient at home, prophylactic measures must be strictly adhered to. It is no longer just about the simple routine of cleaning that was practiced a little over a year ago. Today, disinfecting the spaces in a house where there is a COVID patient is anything but a “simple routine”.
It is important to understand the need for an adequate and continuous disinfection process is essential to avoid the spread of the virus. It is essential to concentrate on the most exposed areas and consciously implement the necessary actions to protect the rest of the family.
COVID Patient at Home: Primary Measures
When you have a patient with COVID at home, there are unavoidable measures to ensure her comfort, and at the same time, protect the family:
- The patient must remain in her room and wear a mask at all times.
- The sick person’s utensils must be for their exclusive use.
- It is advisable to keep a certain distance, without neglecting the needs of the patient while at the same time administer the treatment, guarantee the hydration and monitor the evolution of the medical condition of the patient.
How to disinfect rooms?
Pandemic cleaning and disinfection within the home is an important tool that can be used to create a safer and healthier home environment. It is advisable to purchase products that efficiently and effectively provide the best defense against all potential pathogens.
Once the guidelines for the patient’s recovery at home have been established, it is required to assume the disinfection tasks. It is essential to follow a protocol to eradicate even the minimum presence of the virus in the home; it is estimated that it can survive nine days on inorganic surfaces.
The surfaces closest to the patient, such as walls, floors, doors are the most susceptible to contamination. Therefore, it is not only important to clean, but to disinfect. This can be done with the proper use certain disinfecting chemicals.
Depending on the size of the rooms, you can use a handheld sprayer, such as the Sanitizer Pro 100 or a Sanitizer Pro 250 applicator. The difference between the two products is basically the size and presentation, but the sanitizing application action is of same high quality.
The process is simple. Surfaces should be sprayed with the disinfectant, distributing it evenly. There should be no very wet or dry spaces so it meets the required dwell times posted on the label of your disinfectant.
Specific elements that should not be forgotten
There are some elements inside the house, whose daily disinfection is essential for the success of your disinfecting routine.
- The doorknobs.
- The handrails on the stairs.
- Remote controls.
- Each of the bathroom pieces.
- The handle to open the refrigerator.
- Frequently used tools.
- Kitchen faucet.
In addition to physical spaces, it is necessary to eradicate the virus from telephones, laptops, appliances, clothing, sheets, curtains, utensils, among others. There are many products on the market for this type of work, however, most are not very efficient.
If you are looking for an effective disinfection, Nebtec offers its customers Effersan effervescent tablets. These are diluted in water to generate a product that up of pathogens on different surfaces. Just manually spray with a sprayer such as the Sanitizer Pro 100 or Sanitizer Pro 250 for a professional like result.
Health is our primary purpose
For Nebtec, a company with 30 years in the sanitizing products market, the coronavirus is an enemy to be defeated. Its high-quality products are advantageously positioned in addressing this global public health crisis.
Its chemicals, as well as the equipment and devices to apply them, have shown efficiency in the fight against COVID-19. This is not just any crisis, but a pandemic that has affected all of humanity.
You cannot compromise when facing the virus; to inhibit its survival and spread it is necessary to have the best products. And that is what Nebtec offers its customers: security, peace of mind and proven tools to aid in the fight against this dangerous pathogen.
Here at Nebtec, we want to do our part to help educate our customers and keep them safer and healthier during this difficult time. If you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to reach out.