The monsoon brings a much-needed reprieve from the sweltering weather after the summers. But the change in climate also ushers in cold, cough and viral fever. Our homes don’t react the same way to the monsoon, as they do to other seasons. There’s high moisture in the air and hardly any sunlight, keeping our home susceptible to germs, parasites, and fungi. And with the times of Coronavirus, it is tough to sanitize yourself and your home to secure hygiene, as we all know, the virus stays longer on wet surfaces. Worry not, we got some easy tips and to help you monsoon ready in your home.
Saya Homes have compiled a few general hygiene practices that every home must count during the monsoon season – following these and ensuring the utmost levels of sanitation all over the house will ensure that you and your loved ones have a healthy, happy monsoon!
1) Disinfect Surfaces Often-
With COVID-19 still in the picture and rising cases in many cities, sanitizing your home should be the first preference. Disinfect surfaces, countertops, doorknobs, and even fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to buy disinfectant sprays. There is lots of methods available using vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, or bleach. For fruits and vegetables, it is recommended to clean under running water or soak them in water with baking soda and not to use soap. Clean your phones with disinfectant wipes, sanitizers, or 90% rubbing alcohol solution.
2) Dry clothes faster
One of the most significant difficulties during monsoon is drying clothes after washing. Although there’s no magical solution to this problem, you can try out this trick. Instead of putting clothes directly on the rope, dry them on hangers. This will give ample space for your clothes to air dry. For a face mask, you should wash them regularly with hot water, detergent, and a disinfectant solution. Small items are usually easy to dry, so give it a good squeeze and leave it to dry in a ventilated room. Iron it later for a fresh feel.
3) Clean your Footwear
Clean your footwear every few days. Your footwear is a hotbed of germs, dirt and dried muddy water. It can induce fungal diseases, dermatitis, boils and even infect already broken skin. Do not wait for your footwear to stink bad before you wash it – give it a good scrub every two days to remove confined dirt, mould and other pollutants. Also, follow a practice of using anti-bacterial powder on your feet and wearing socks inside your shoes.
4) Remove stagnant water-
Stagnant water is never a good idea, but during monsoon, you won’t even apprehend where all water is getting stored around your house. Keep an eye on plant tray, refrigerator’s water tray, or any other container that can collect water. Be sure to dispose of them off quickly if you don’t want the company of mosquitoes and diseases for the rest of the season.
5) Proper Ventilation is a must-
Monsoon makes everything feel damp and wet, and Ventilation becomes a significant factor during this time. If the weather is sunny or windy with no rains, open up your windows and door and let your home breathe some fresh air. Sunlight, although it is not so prominent during this season, is vital to keep your home bacteria and virus-free, and it also adds a happy vibe.
Healthful living conditions are fundamental during monsoons, especially during these trying times. One must ensure that you take the required steps for the protection of your loved ones.