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Most of us dread the process of cleaning our house. But it is very important to keep our living space clean and hygienic, more so with growing concerns of safety and cleanliness during the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, living with family members in a confined space for an extended time can further increase the risk of catching infections.

Regardless of how much you plan to take advantage of reopening of shops, restaurants, cafes and parks after a few months, you should continue to practice social distancing, use a mask when outside your home and maintain some basic cleaning habits. Since Covid-19 is not going away any time soon, you need to keep your defences against it, until we find a cure or vaccination.

Since viruses and bacteria can live on surfaces in your home for a few days, according to researchers, regular cleaning is no longer a simple chore to keep the space livable but crucial for your family’s health and well being. Take the living room, for example. It has suddenly transformed from a place to unwind at the end of the day into the family restaurant, school, yoga studio, and workspace- sometimes all at the same time.

Luckily, it is possible to get rid of the viruses and germs from surfaces that are frequently touched with proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Read on to learn about some common trouble areas around the house and solutions to help clean and disinfect your living space to promote a healthy living environment.

Clean the high traffic areas

Researchers have found out that novel coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces for a few days. So disinfecting and cleaning frequently touched areas is a step we all should take, even if we aren’t leaving the house. Door knobs and door bells, staircase railings, faucets and taps, cabinet tops, light switches, remote controls, game controllers, refrigerator, oven and dishwasher handles- these areas and items are touched frequently and should be cleaned and disinfected often. Cleaning high traffic areas frequently will ensure the surfaces do not have any germs, even if you step out of home for essentials. Make sure that you disinfect door knobs and door bells every day, since they are likely to be used by visitors and outsiders.

When cleaning, dont forget the home walls and ceiling

While most of us frequently mop the floor, we often forget cleaning and disinfecting home walls. If you consider how much we end up touching the home walls on a daily basis, keeping them clean is just as important as any other household surface. If disinfecting your home walls every other day sounds tedious, consider painting the walls using germ-fighting paints, like Berger Silk Breathe Easy. The paint is formulated to kill bacteria, giving your home walls ultimate protection. It is approved by The Indian Medical Association for its germ-fighting abilities. That’s not all, the paint has an anti-pollution property, meaning it helps keep the indoor air quality clean, protecting your immunity. The paint is anti-bacterial, anti-pollution and environment-friendly! So, if you’re thinking of painting your home walls for the upcoming festive and wedding season, opt for paints that will not only boost the aesthetic appeal of your home but also promote well being and safety, Silk Breathe Easy, the Ghar Ka Sanitiser is the ideal choice. For the ultimate combination, avail for the safest home painting experience, Berger Express Painting that is now faster, cleaner and safer.

Wall dampness and leakages are a good breeding ground for germs and viruses

When your internal or external walls become wet, they are a magnet for germs and viruses. Long term exposure can also cause respiratory and breathing problems. Moreover, wall dampness and leakages can be a threat to your home’s foundation. While we keep our homes clean, it is essential to look out for and fix any potential threats, including damp walls and peeling paint. One of the smartest ways to keep your home safe is by getting professional waterproofing solutions. Berger Home Shield Waterproofing is one of the best ways to prevent future leaks and keep germs and viruses away from your home walls. The waterproofing experts use moisture meter to detect the right source and levels of dampness and employ correct waterproofing measures and solutions to ensure your home walls are damp-free to keep virus-breeding dampness away.

Things to remember:

  • Everyone’s home is a little different, so consider areas and surfaces that you interact with the most.
  • Remember that cleaning and disinfecting are two very different things. Cleaning is about removing contaminants from a surface whereas disinfecting is about killing pathogens. It is recommended to do a bit of both for your house.
  • Anytime items or people come in and out of your home, there is some possibility of exposure. Clean and disinfect surfaces every time there is contact from outside.
  • Don’t forget to clean your gadgets, desk surfaces and mouse pad and keyboard, especially if you are working from home. Use disinfecting wipes that won’t hurt your devices.
  • Pay close attention to frequently touched areas in your house and ensure you disinfect them as often as possible to avoid spread of germs and viruses.
  • Use germ-fighting wall paints like Silk Breathe Easy that will ensure your walls stay healthy and promote well being.
  • Do not delay waterproofing, if you see signs of potential damage, consult Berger Home Shield Waterproofing experts for customised solutions and products.

Cleaning and sanitising surfaces in your home regularly can help lower the chances you or a loved one will contract the virus and lower the chances you might spread it to someone else who is less immune. Keeping your home (and self) sanitised and maintaining some basic cleaning habits is important, no matter how much warm weather or semi-busy shops and streets might convince you to think that things are slowly returning to normal.

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