How to protect your household surfaces from COVID-19

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During this pandemic we are currently facing, many have become aware of the measures experts have recommended to stop the spread of the disease. Wearing a mask outdoors and social distancing by at least six feet have become synonymous with the efforts to win the fight against COVID-19. However, those aren’t the only things you can do to safeguard your and your family’s health while at home.

Research has suggested that the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 can stay on common household surfaces such as stainless steel and plastic for days. Other research has outlined the surfaces that the coronavirus lasts the longest on, with common surfaces such as wood, metal, and plastic ranking highest. In light of this information, it’s important to regularly disinfect often-used surfaces that are touched fairly frequently.

The EPA has a list of registered disinfectants that can be used against the coronavirus and the CDC has also released instructions for creating disinfectants out of diluted household bleach solutions. You can apply this solution to your surfaces with a spray bottle, then rinse it off after 1 to 5 minutes. Be sure to wear gloves and eye protection and to ventilate properly when disinfecting with bleach.

We hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this time. Wicker Paradise is still ready to provide for all of your furniture needs during the lockdown. Order wicker furniture sets online or set up an appointment to pick up products in person by calling us at 800-894-2537.

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