Your home might already be holding a number of cleaning agents that can kill COVID-19 in your home, especially in your kitchen. However, not all chemicals will work against this dreadful virus. Moreover, they may even cause itchiness and worse, pain to your skin!
As the COVID-19 spread around the globe, our team at West Texas Property Solutions would like you to know these tips from scientists and professors to get rid of the deadly virus in your home.
According to Siobain Duffy, an associate professor of ecology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., with expertise in emerging viruses, "Not many scientific studies have asked which are the most effective disinfecting agents to use against [the new coronavirus] because it was discovered so recently, so scientists are assuming that what works against other coronaviruses can work against this one."
However, according to Donald Schaffner, a professor and food microbiologist at Rutgers, that each disinfecting chemical has specific instructions. He said, "An important general rule is that you shouldn't immediately wipe a cleaning solution off as soon as you've applied it to a surface. Let it sit there long enough to kill viruses first."
Vinegar, tea tree oil, and other natural products are not recommended for fighting coronaviruses. A study on the influenza virus found that cleaning with a 10% solution of malt vinegar was effective, but few other studies have found vinegar to be able to kill a significant fraction of viruses or other microbes. While tea tree oil may help control the virus that causes cold sores, there is no evidence that it can kill coronaviruses.