Last Friday, the Government of Spain declared a State of Alarm throughout the country which, among other measures, implies the mandatory confinement of the entire population in their homes to prevent the increase in infections by Covid-19, except for going out. to work, do the shopping, go to the pharmacy or buy any essential product.
Since Spain is mired in this health crisis, we have tried to get to know this coronavirus as much as possible to stand up to it in the best possible way. It is known to be transmitted by droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing, although it is not yet known for sure how long it can survive on certain surfaces.
Some studies indicate that other coronaviruses are capable of living for four hours on copper surfaces; 24 hours in the carton; two or three days in stainless steel and up to nine days in metal, glass or plastic. In any case, it has been shown that proper personal and household hygiene is essential to avoid many infections.
For this reason, if you have to leave the house for any of the cases contemplated by law, it is important that when you return you subject your clothes to a special washing plan. Mr. Jeff, who offers dry cleaning and laundry services, provides a series of tips to disinfect clothes as well as possible.
The first is to use a lot of water in each wash, if possible more than usual, and avoid washing with very large loads since it is important that the clothes have space to move correctly. He also recommends using more detergent than usual, better if it is a granular or heavy-duty liquid. That is, those that are usually used in industrial laundries and dry cleaners.
Likewise, in this health emergency situation, he recommends adding a special disinfectant product, such as bleach, to the detergent. For colored garments there are other products that do not damage the fabrics. In the event that someone is already sick at home, in addition to bleach or disinfectant, it is important to wash their clothes at high temperatures, at least 60º C, so that the virus cannot survive. And if you have a dryer, high temperature drying will also help disinfect your clothes. Another option, if you do not have this appliance, is to press with a hot iron, being especially useful for some cotton garments and bedding.
In addition to clothing, it is also recommended to clean the soles of shoes and the surfaces of all items that come from outside, such as food containers, for example, with a mixture of water and disinfectant bleach.
For the clothes
Helps eliminate germs and bacteria from fabrics even at low temperatures. Hypoallergenic formula, can be used on both white and colored clothes and in machine or hand washes. Use together with the usual detergent.
It is priced at 13.99 euros (900 gr).
For the floor and surfaces
The floor is the area of the house where more bacteria accumulate due to direct contact with the soles of the shoes. For this reason, it is important to remove your shoes before entering the house and to disinfect regularly, something that is not achieved with traditional floor cleaners. This detergent degreases, cleans and disinfects floors and all types of surfaces, eliminating bacteria, viruses and fungi. In addition, it does not need rinsing. It is especially recommended in houses with small children who crawl or play on the floor and are also lived in by pets. It can also be used to clean surfaces such as doorknobs when coming back from the street.
It is priced at 4.57 euros (one liter).
Taking the dog out to relieve himself is one of the permitted assumptions contemplated by the State of Alarm. It is important to note that dogs cannot be infected or spread the virus, but they can act as passive carriers by having saliva droplets from infected people impregnated in their fur. Beyond the health emergency, those who live with a dog should always clean their paws when coming up from the street. This shampoo eliminates 99.99% of bacteria, viruses and fungi, it is hypoallergenic and is indicated for dogs with sensitive skin.
It has a price of 14.23 euros.