It has been over a year since the Novel Coronavirus seemingly stopped the world from spinning. In this last year, we have been reminded what we are reminded every so often when a pandemic hits — cleaning is incredibly important.
While coronaviruses encompass a variety of diseases, most coronaviruses respond similarly to cleaning. While they might be different in scope of how viral they are or how long they can live on certain surfaces, one thing remains constant — there are ways to kill coronaviruses and sterilize surfaces in your home.
At The One Minute Miracle, we sell and manufacture 35% hydrogen peroxide products that are deemed food safe and effective at sterilizing bacteria and viruses on surfaces. One of the best ways that you can protect your family as we continue to navigate this pandemic — aside from wearing masks and maintaining social distancing — is to regularly clean surfaces in your home.
In short, yes. Hydrogen peroxide products with at least 3% hydrogen peroxide are known to work against coronavirus. In a recent study, it was found that a hydrogen peroxide mixture with as little as .5% efficiency can inactivate coronavirus on surfaces within one minute. Other health publications, however, are quick to say that 5-8 minutes is how long you should leave the hydrogen peroxide mixture on the surface.
While coronavirus spreads most commonly when suspended in particles in the air, it can just as easily be transmitted by the surface it falls on if someone is to touch the surface and then touch their eyes or mouth. That said, coronavirus is known to live on different surfaces for different lengths of time. But how long does it live on different surface types?
Coronavirus lives for the longest on metal surfaces — living and staying active for up to five days. Metal surfaces that can be prone to coronavirus exposure include doorknobs, silverware, jewelry and other high-contact surfaces.
When people think of surfaces that can hold viruses, they usually think of manufactured smooth surfaces. In reality, coronavirus can live for up to four days on wood. Because of this, public wooden surfaces should be avoided and wooden surfaces like railings and doors in your home should be sanitized.
Plastic surfaces like milk jugs, elevator buttons, bus seats, subway seats, and other high-traffic surfaces can hold living coronavirus for up to three days. While avoiding public plastic surfaces will suffice, it is important to clean plastic surfaces in your home often.
Luckily, cardboard surfaces are not as common as other surfaces that we interact with daily. That said, if you receive a cardboard package in the mail, consider leaving it in your garage or somewhere outside of your home for at least 24 hours while the virus is still alive.
At The One Minute Miracle, we have always believed in the use of food grade hydrogen peroxide as a cleaning solution. That said, it is now more important to have than ever before. Order your food grade peroxide today!