During these scary times, we all know that following important guidelines is crucial to keep the virus from spreading. First is to learn how it spreads and second, how to keep that from happening. As we all know, the virus is spread to contact to infected water droplets that exits when a person sneezes or coughs; One guideline that seems to be present in almost everywhere is to disinfect. No, not just our hands. Disinfect everything.
You see, numerous studies found that the virus can last up to hours, even days in different surfaces namely steel, glass, metal and aluminum. For aluminum, the virus can last up to 8 hours. Not too bad, right? Well, for stainless steel, it can last up to two to three days and, last but not least, for metal and glass, the virus can last up to five days.
You know where all of these materials are found? Cars.
Any car will have all of these four materials and if you use your car to travel or probably use it to pick up different people in various places, your car can be one of the most dangerous and most risky places. Especially those who has a transportation service that serves a lot people, there is going to be an, undoubtedly, high chance of your car getting infected. When a person touches an infected car door handle, the seats, the glass; if one is not careful, the virus will make its way through your hands and can go inside your body via eyes, nose and mouth.
So, to disinfect your car, make sure to follow all of these:
Never use bleach.
Bleach can do a lot of damage in your car’s upholstery, not to mention it also causes discoloration to the seats.
Use soap and water.
Soap, water, and just a little bit of scrubbing can be more than enough to disinfect your car.
The same goes for leather.
Don’t clean your screens with ammonia-based cleaners. It will damage any anti-fingerprint and anti-glare coatings in your screens.
These days are definitely one of the most chaotic times our world has experienced, that is why staying safe and disinfecting is a must for everyone.
Follow these guidelines and stay safe!