Say No To Flu and Dirty Switch Plates

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July 23, 2019

Say No To Flu and Dirty Switch Plates

It is that time of the year again!

Every monsoon season in India brings happiness and also the chances of falling sick. You may take all the preventive measures to save yourself from the flu; there is one area that you should not ignore – your switch plates.

But first, let us know more about germs and viruses and how they spread?

The most common way of catching flu is by sitting next to an infected person. When an infected person sneezes or coughs, the germs are released into the area around him.

When you inhale in this infected environment, you have a high chance of being the victim of the flu. Another way which may come as a shock to you is via switch plates.

Throughout the day, we touch multiple surfaces with bare hands. Whether at home or at the office, there is always the risk of falling sick because of the flu. And hence, you should be vigilant towards what surfaces you come in contact with.

One of the most common surfaces that everyone accesses is the switch plate. As per scientific studies, most viruses and germs stay longer on smooth surfaces like marble, plastic, and metal as opposed to rough and porous surfaces such as clothes or carpet.

Normally, all the switch plates are made out of plastic, making them vulnerable to germs and bacteria.

According to studies and research, it is determined that plates should be cleaned every once in a week. This avoids the accumulation of dust and germs on it, reducing the risk of catching flu.

But first, let us know more about germs and viruses and how they spread?

How to clean your switch plates?

A popular method of cleaning is using a microfiber cloth. This method is very convenient and easy which also allows you to clean effectively. Remember to use different parts of cloths while cleaning.

Another method is to use sprays or solutions with chemicals. This is more effective in terms of killing the bacteria as compared to the microfiber cloth.

You have to be careful while spraying, especially near any sockets. After applying the spray, use a soft cloth to wipe it off.

This method not only eliminates germs and bacteria but also removes excess oils from the crevices of your modular plates.