Keep Your Home Coronavirus Free

Disinfecting regularly around the house can prevent the spread and infection of disease. The Coronavirus can live on some surfaces for up to 16 hours, but a mindful cleaning on frequently-touched surfaces can kill it when used correctly and safely.

Here are expert solutions to do-it-yourself cleaning methods for disinfecting hard surfaces in your home with 3 basic household items.


Bleach is a common household item that can be bought inexpensively. You only need 4 teaspoons of it to a quart of water, or 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) of bleach to a gallon of water.

Note: never mix bleach with ammonia or ammonia-based products.

Rubbing Alcohol

At least 60% alcohol content is required so any amount above that would work. Whether wipes or sprays, make sure it contains at least 60% of isopropyl alcohol and that enough of it has covered the surface you are cleaning.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Most bottles of hydrogen peroxide at the drug stores are 3% and using this to spray on hard surfaces will work. A wait time of at least 1 minute before wiping off is needed.

For more detailed instructions on usage about any of these methods, refer to the CDC link here: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention