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August 04, 2020
By John Ahlbrand, CRS®
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As the Coronavirus remains in the running, more people are staying at home more than ever before -- and as such, you'll want to ensure that your home is indeed the safe haven it's supposed to be. Here are some good habits to adopt in the spirit of protecting your health through and through.

  1. Disinfect your keyboard. Fingers can easily get quite grubby. Use a toothbrush to effectively scrub the keyboard(s) those fingers frequent with trusty vinegar.
  2. Sauna your microwave. Save yourself the scrubbing on this one by simply microwaving a microwave-safe bowl full of hot water for 5 minutes. This will loosen any grime inside the appliance, so that what you might have had to scrub clean, you can now just wipe.
  3. Disinfect your coffee maker. Using hot water to brew your coffee does not ward off bacterial growth. Once every month you should run a cleansing brew with 1/3 white vinegar or lemon juice and 2/3 water -- no coffee or anything else -- to keep the machine and its product fresh.
  4. Lemon freshen the garbage disposal. Drop some cut up fresh lemons down the drain and run it to rejuvenate the garbage disposal's scent and contents.
  5. Sanitize your cutting boards. A readily available, simple, and all-natural method is to use just lemon and salt, for plastic or wooden boards. Leave salt on the surface for a few minutes before rubbing in with lemon and rinsing. 
  6. Sanitize your shower head. The National Academy of Sciences of the USA found 20 percent of shower heads tested to be contaminated with Mycobacterium avium, a cause of serious respiratory issues. To clean your fixture, attach a sandwich bag filled with white vinegar to the shower head with a rubber band and let soak overnight before wiping it clean.  
  7. Eliminate Coronavirus in seconds on contact! SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19, and the EPA considers the following products to meet criteria for use against it that will kill the virus in 30 seconds or less.
  • DisCide Ultra Disinfecting Towelettes & DisCide Ultra Disinfecting Spray: Active ingredients quaternary ammonium and isopropanol kill germs 20 times quicker than Lysol.
  • Mold Armor Rapid Clean Remediation: Powerful enough to disinfect, sanitize and banish fungus, mildew, mold, and viruses!
  • Formula 409: This versatile multi-surface cleaner also is effective in killing coronavirus in just 30 seconds.
August 04, 2020
By John Ahlbrand, CRS®