The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose severe challenges to everyone globally. As this infectious disease persists, we have had to adapt and embrace changes to our current lifestyles. However, the pandemic has also taught us valuable lessons about health and hygiene.
Before the pandemic, only a minute number of Singaporeans may bother wearing a mask when they are under the weather, which is why it is common to see several employees applying for sick leave during flu season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to be more vigilant and made us more appreciative of a clean, hygienic environment. Let us share some of the crucial things we have learned about cleanliness and hygiene during this difficult time.
1. Public hygiene is as important as personal hygiene
Maintaining a clean, hygienic environment is as important as keeping oneself clean. If there is one thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it is that public and personal hygiene, although different in scope, should both be equally maintained. Hygiene on the individual level includes taking care of one’s cleanliness, such as washing your hands after exposing them to a dirty surface and wearing a mask when you fall ill.
On the other hand, public hygiene comprises household and community practices that promote cleanliness, such as kitchen and comfort room sanitation, proper waste disposal, and regular maintenance of water drainages. If these practices are constantly neglected, they can be detrimental to public health, hastening the spread of infectious diseases.
2. Disinfection is a crucial part of the cleaning process
Before the pandemic, many people often downplay how vital disinfecting agents are when it comes to maintaining a safe and healthy environment. It is common to see waiters wipe down a used table with a cloth dabbed in water rather than using disinfecting agents such as soap.
With the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have seen the necessity of disinfection as an element of cleaning. Studies have emphasized that touching contaminated objects is often the primary mode of acquiring the virus. The virus is resilient and can live on surfaces for an extended duration. Since the enemy is invisible, it is paramount for us to observe precautions by disinfecting surfaces regularly.
3. Regular general cleaning is a must
The simple act of cleaning on a regular basis can significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases within houses, workplaces, and communities. As mentioned, the coronavirus is incredibly resilient. It thrives in an uncleaned environment and can be easily transmitted from person to person. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to conduct general cleaning regularly to combat the persistence of the virus.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present serious health risks, observing proper hygiene and cleanliness has become more important than ever. One of the best ways to combat the spread of infectious diseases is to be mindful of one’s cleanliness and that of your immediate surroundings. A clean environment is essential to keeping everyone healthy.
Therefore, always clean and disinfect your house regularly if you wish to keep your family safe. For an in-depth cleaning session, you can consider hiring a reliable and professional house cleaner who is familiar with the proper methods and protocols for cleaning.
At APlus Clean Solutions, our cleaners are well-trained and possess years of experience in the industry. You can rest assured knowing they are well-equipped to handle any cleaning issue in your home. If you are interested to learn more about our services, feel free to contact us at +65 8233 6300.