Updated on December 22, 2021
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising day by day due to the Omicron variant, hospitals are again at risk of facing shortages in terms of beds, general resources, and healthcare personnel. Considering this, it's important to know what to do if you or someone in your house gets COVID-19 and is forced to stay home. Whether you live alone or with others, it is important to make sure you have the right tools to go through the situation, including disinfectants and sanitizers to keep your home clean and the rest of your family safe.
In this article, we will discuss which disinfectants can be of great help for you when you have a patient at home with COVID-19 symptoms, and how to keep their room and surrounding spaces properly clean and sanitized. Our goal is to answer any questions you may have, such as how to clean a room after coronavirus exposure?
What To Do If Someone In Your House Gets COVID-19
The first step is monitoring all COVID-19 related symptoms to make sure they are mild and the patient does not require hospitalization. Then, it is important to choose a "quarantine room". This room is where the person with COVID-19 will have to self-isolate to avoid spreading the virus to the rest of the household.
Next, it is necessary to fully disinfect the entire house. Make sure to wear a mask, gloves, and if possible, goggles while cleaning. Anything that can be thrown in the laundry, including sheets and towels, should be washed immediately along with the current clothes you are wearing while disinfecting the space.
Remember that viruses are microscopic particles and they can hide in the smallest of areas, so spraying and wiping will only do so much. Also, spraying and wiping is a very time-consuming, and energy-draining activity, so it would be better to use a good hospital-grade disinfectant to sanitize everywhere with an electric or battery-operated fogger or sprayer.
Using a fogger or sprayer is the most effective method to make sure that every nook and cranny gets fully disinfected. Fogging is also quicker and less tiresome than most other methods. For instance, thermal foggers, such as Nano Atomizer Spray Gun, can be used on electronics and most fabrics as they provide a dry application. No wiping or rinsing is needed after spraying.
Isn't fogging expensive? Not anymore!
Considering the current technological advancements, fogging has gotten much more cost-effective, and in many cases, is actually cheaper when it comes to saving time and effort. Considering this, it is safe to say that fogging machines are more cost-effective than traditional forms of disinfecting and sanitizing, and when paired with high-quality disinfectants, they are perfectly safe for everyone.
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What About Disinfecting "Quarantine Room"?
It is important to disinfect the room where a COVID-positive person is staying, also known as a "quarantine room", to provide them with a clean area where they can recover. This can be done by using a fogger or sprayer that offers airborne disinfection, such as the Cordless ULV Atomizer.
When using a fogger or sprayer to clean a quarantine room, the person doing the cleaning should, first, wear proper personal protective equipment, and second, stay distanced from the patient while in the room. Also, they should take the opportunity to provide the patient with a fresh trash bag so they can dispose of their own garbage. Foggers are also useful if the COVID-19 patient shares the bathroom with other people in the house, as it must be completely disinfected after each visit.
It should be noted that airborne disinfection is equally important as surface disinfection to control the spread of pathogens. When the air inside any space is properly disinfected, it means that all contaminants with the potential for disease transmission have been killed, including allergens and viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.
What To Do After The COVID Positive Person Has Recovered
After the patient has recovered and is not contagious, they can come out of quarantine. At that point, it is important to do an extremely thorough cleaning of the "quarantine room", and knowing that manual spraying and wiping will not suffice, we again recommend using a fogger or sprayer for best results.
Trust us, surface and airborne disinfection are essential at this stage to make sure that there will be no lingering pathogens in the space and the rest of the home, especially when done using fogging machines like Nano Atomizer or the Cordless ULV Atomizer. These devices require very little effort and provide great outcomes, killing germs and microbes in a matter of minutes when paired with high-quality disinfectants, as previously stated.
If you have a COVID-19 positive person at home but you do not have a disinfectant fogger or sprayer like the ones mentioned in this article, there's another option. You can call a professional disinfecting company, like us at Disinfect & Fog, to do complete disinfection of your house. We're here to help.
If you have any questions about this topic or anything else, feel free to call us at 1-855-561-4512.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!