How to clean your home to prevent COVID-19 spread

TORONTO — If you’re concerned about keeping the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from entering your home, you’re not alone.

Cleaning companies say their phones have been ringing non-stop with people looking for information about how to best keep their homes clean.

CTV News Toronto has compiled a list of tips to help people tackle all their cleaning needs on their own.

Touch points

Cleaning experts say it’s wise to first tackle common touch points, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets and sinks.

“That’s where you’re going to find most of the contaminants, and that’s where you’re going to have a recurring problem,” said Warren Jacobs, the CEO of MCL Green, a cleaning product supplier in Toronto.

Stronger products

Cleaning experts are also recommending the use of stronger products that have higher concentrations of germ-killing substances.

Lee Senter, the CEO of and the President of the Canadian Flooring Cleaning and Restoration Association, said that homemade cleaning products are usually not as effective as chemical-based ones.

“Dish soap and water is going to be 50 times, if not 100 times better than vinegar and water,” Senter said.


March 29, 2020