The past nine months have seen the world put up a united front in the fight against the coronavirus. Countries have made a collective effort to stop the spread and to develop a vaccine. People of all ages can contract Covid-19 and studies still can’t pinpoint precisely how it is transmitted. In these unprecedented and uncertain times, it’s crucial that we work together to flatten the curve.
As a business committed to health and hygiene, Euca has been closely monitoring the situation and sharing valuable content on how to manage the virus in different aspects of daily life. We’ve left links to these articles below for you to read.
- Coronavirus on Clothing: How to Properly Do Your Laundry
- Life in Quarantine: How to Be Sustainable During a Pandemic
- The New Normal: How COVID-19 Has Changed Cleaning Forever
- Corona Virus: How to Sanitise Your Devices Properly?
Of course, the situation has progressed since then. So here are Euca’s updated tips and advice to protect yourself and others from covid-19.
Sanitise your laundry
Cleaning and disinfecting are different terms with different meanings, and should not be used interchangeably. Cleaning removes dirt and germs from surfaces. While cleaning may lower the risk of spreading infectious agents, such as viruses and bacteria, it does not necessarily kill them. Disinfection, on the other hand, infers the use of chemicals that kill germs. Disinfecting hard surfaces and textiles after cleaning them can therefore help to control the spread of the virus.
Studies suggest that human coronaviruses, such as those responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), can remain on metal, glass, and plastic surfaces for up to 9 days. Disinfecting surfaces with 0.1% sodium hypochlorite (bleach), 0.5% hydrogen peroxide, or 62–71% ethanol effectively inactivates most coronaviruses, rendering them no longer infectious.
But it’s important to realise that it’s not just surfaces that require disinfecting in the world of covid-19. Your laundry does, too. After a long day of wear, germs and bacteria can collect on the fabrics of your clothes. During times like this, simply washing them is not enough. Make sure to add sanitiser to your load, as well as detergent. Euca’s laundry sanitiser is an excellent choice. This product, available in a 1.5lt bottle, is tough on germs but gentle on skin so you don’t have to worry about using harsh substances on your clothing.
Wash laundry with warm-hot water
It’s common knowledge that washing clothes with hot water is more hygienic and also achieves a deeper clean. This couldn’t be more relevant today, as covid-19 thrives in cold and damp areas. Crank up the heat for now, and increase your chance of eliminating any harmful bacteria that may be lingering on your clothes. For delicates, use a warm temperature setting instead. The World Health Organisation recommends setting the temperature 60–90°C (140–194°F). Still, make sure to read the care label first to prevent any disasters.
Euca’s laundry detergent works best in both hot and cold cycles, and achieves the best cleaning power. We strongly recommend using EUCA Premium Laundry Concentrate combined with hot water for the deepest and most thorough clean.
Don’t neglect your hands
Everyone knows by now how important it is to sanitise your hands to defend them against covid-19. But constantly lathering our hands in disinfectant can take its toll on our skin, leaving them feeling dry, rough and irritated. Dermatologists recommend washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with lukewarm water and mild soap. After that, use a rich hand cream to inject some moisture back into your skin.
If you’re on the hunt for a good hand cream to keep your hands smooth, young and supple, try Euca Shield. Euca Shield is the ultimate luxurious barrier hand cream, formulated to nourish your skin with an added anti-bacterial layer to keep you protected at the same time. Two for the price of one, what more could you ask for?
Your dishes need to be disinfected, too
Make sure you use a hot enough dishwasher cycle to clean your dishes, pots, pans and other utensils. This is especially true if you share a living space with family or friends. Eating with the same fork can be risky if it’s not cleaned properly, so make sure it’s safe to do so. To achieve a deep clean that will disinfect your dishes, crank up the temperature. Some dishwashers even have a sanitise setting.
In addition to hot water, we recommend using EUCA Eucalyptus Dish Washing Powder Concentrate. Not only is EUCA Eucalyptus Dish Washing Powder Concentrate made using natural ingredients, but it now also contains a biocide making it an antibacterial formula.
Stay tuned for the other safety and hygiene tips. At Euca, we care about our customers. We want to ensure they stay healthy and protected at all times, especially when covid-19 remains rampant in some areas. For more information on the products listed above, as well as our company story, please visit www.eucaonline.com.au.
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