Home Office Cleaning Tips to Stay safe as People Told to Work from Home… Again

  • 28 Sep 2020

As the government has told people to work from home again if they can due to a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, maintaining good hygiene and cleanliness has never been more important.

Zoflora, the UK’s leading disinfectant, has confirmed that it has been laboratory tested and proven to kill coronaviruses, including the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), and conforms to the latest British standard BS EN14476:2013+A2:2019 when used at 1:40 dilution with a 5 minute contact time, which relates to the virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants.

Using Zoflora in the study or home office will help you focus on the tasks at hand without worrying about germs.

Sarah Fozzard, Head of Home Hygiene at Zoflora, provides some simple tips to keep your home office clean, virus free, and smelling wonderful.

Floor surfaces see some of the highest amounts of daily foot traffic, especially in busy households. Dirty shoes or pets who have been outdoors can spread bacteria and viruses, so it's vital that floor surfaces are not only cleaned but disinfected correctly.

Desks. What's dirtier, a desk or a toilet seat? It might surprise you to find out desks can contain 400 times more bacteria, according to one study! Eating and drinking at your desk can make things worse, and if you're suffering from a cold, the virus can be spread onto every surface that you touch.

To keep your desk virus free, add 2 capfuls of your favourite Zoflora fragrance into a 800ml trigger spray bottle containing water then spray directly onto the desk and wipe over with a cloth to disinfect.

Phones. Who thinks to wash their hands before using the phone? Given the amount of daily usage they get, your mobile can be a breeding ground for germs. A landline in your home that several people use can easily be responsible for spreading nasty viruses. Spray the diluted Zoflora solution onto a dry cloth and wipe over your phone to disinfect and eliminate bacteria.

Office equipment that is handled regularly, such as a keyboard, mouse and laptops, can make perfect environments for bacteria and viruses, especially if you touch them after eating, coughing or sneezing. To wipe these devices down, add 2 capfuls of Zoflora into a 800ml trigger spray bottle containing water. Spray the solution onto a dry cloth and wipe over your devices to disinfect and eliminate bacteria. Do not spray Zoflora directly onto electronic devices.

Bins. If you don't keep on top of cleaning your office bin, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Simply wiping down with Zoflora will not only ensure the bin stays bacteria-free but it'll also combat those nasty bin odours too.

Light switches can be among those unexpected bacteria battlegrounds, simply due to being frequently used by all the family. High traffic spots like this need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Spray your diluted Zoflora solution onto a dry cloth and wipe over your light switches to disinfect. Remember not to spray Zoflora directly onto anything electrical.

As a multi-use, multi room disinfectant, Zoflora has been used safely in households for almost 100 years to kill bacteria

and eliminates odours whilst leaving your home filled with beautiful fragrance for up to 24 hours.

Zoflora is also effective against other common household bacteria including Ecoli, Salmonella, Listeria, Influenza – Type A (H1N1), Human Herpes Virus, Rotavirus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

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Zoflora is available from major supermarkets, discount retailers and online at Zoflora.co.uk. For more information and tips on using Zoflora to help prevent the spread of viruses, visit our website.

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