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Surfaces and Objects at Home That Could Be a Source of Infection

In times like these, it’s essential to thoroughly clean your home.

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In times like these, it’s essential to thoroughly clean your home.
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Along with practising social distancing and wearing a mask religiously, another key way of protecting yourself and your loved ones from the coronavirus is by thoroughly cleaning surfaces and objects at home.

High-contact household surfaces and objects that you carry around with you with such as wallet and keys could be carriers of the virus.

That’s why it’s important to thoroughly clean and disinfect your home and items that you commonly come in contact with. This list will help you.

#1 Door knobs and handles

Regularly wiping high-touch surfaces at home such as door knobs, handles, table tops and shelves with a cleaning liquid or disinfectant will keep them free of germs and viruses.

It’s essential to focus on such surfaces as they are handled by multiple people at home.
Door knobs and handles are high touch surfaces.
Door knobs and handles are high touch surfaces.
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#2 Wallet and keys

There is a high possibility that objects such as wallets and keys, that we constantly carry in and out of our homes, are exposed to the coronavirus. This, in turn, puts you at the risk of coming in contact with the virus. That’s why it makes sense to disinfect these objects each time you use them. For this, you can always count on a sanitiser or portable UV steriliser.

You can use sanitiser to clean your wallet.
You can use sanitiser to clean your wallet.
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#3 Walls

The hygiene of our home is of utmost importance today. Thus, protecting the surfaces in our home and keeping them safe is the need of the hour. Paint your house with Asian Paints Royale Health Shield range of products – The Anti-Bacterial Multi Surface Paint.

It has two sets of products in it - Royale Health Shield and Royale Health Shield Clear.

Royale Health Shield can be applied on your walls to give a new look with a colour of your choice and also gives Anti-Bacterial protection to your walls.

Royale Health Shield Clear is a protective clear coat that can be applied on your pre-painted interior surfaces to give Anti-Bacterial protection.

Surfaces and Objects at Home That Could Be a Source of Infection

Royale Health Shield range of products can kill 99%* bacteria on painted surfaces within 2 hours of exposure.

The Silver Ion Technology in the paint is recommended** by the Indian Medical Association.

Royale Health Shield range of products is a revolutionary solution that combines hygiene and aesthetics to ensure safe and beautiful surfaces in your home.

Disclaimer:

*Royale Health Shield range of products with Silver Ion technology, within 2 hours of exposure kills 99% bacteria on walls.

**Fomite Infections (bacteria) can spread through infected walls among other indoor surfaces in homes and offices.

Refer to ‘Antibacterial Silver’, 1994, School of Chemistry & App Chemistry, University of Wales by Julia Clement & Penelope Jarrett For more information, please click www.asianpaints.com/healthshield

#4 Gadgets such as phones, laptops

Another important thing you should be doing to keep yourself safe in these uncertain times is cleaning gadgets that you frequently use such as your phone and laptop. Apply a gadget-friendly cleaning solution to a small piece of cloth and gently wipe your devices. You can even choose to use disinfecting wipes that are available in the market.

Clean your gadgets with disinfecting wipes.
Clean your gadgets with disinfecting wipes.
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#5 Groceries and packages

You also need to be careful while buying groceries and accepting packages. When you get groceries home from out, make sure you immediately empty the contents in containers at home. In case you plan to store the packets as it is, wipe them clean and then wash your hands with soap.

As for non-edible packages that get home delivered, you can a spray a disinfectant on them before opening.
It’s important that you disinfect packages.
It’s important that you disinfect packages.
(Photo: iStock)

The only way to get through these tough times is to practise good hygiene and your home is the right place to start.

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