How to Apply Self Disinfection Coating on Lift Buttons? Though in general, it is important to clean and disinfect the points that are commonly touched by many people to avoid spreading any kind of infection but at the time of the outbreak of COVID-19, it has become an essential activity.
According to experts, more often, commonly touched items like door handles and knobs, switches, railings and lift buttons, etc. are not cleaned properly. All these items can help in transmitting germs, bacteria, and viruses of various types of health problems like Coronavirus at present.
It has been suggested by the health experts to apply self disinfection coating on all the common touchpoints regularly to check the spreading of COVID-19. Before applying self disinfecting coating on lift buttons you should know the reasons to apply it.
According to experts, the products used as self disinfection coating are designed to give a long-lasting effect on the surfaces they are applied to.
For this reason, in the intensive care units or ICUs of most of the hospitals and healthcare facilities self disinfecting products are used to keep them free of various types of disease-causing and infectious bacteria and viruses.
On average these self disinfecting materials can reduce various types of bacteria and viruses from the surfaces they are applied on up to 99%.
In today’s context, self disinfection coating should be applied to common touchpoints like doorknobs, lift buttons and stair railings, etc. to avoid the spread of Coronavirus as it is highly infectious.
The main reason for using self disinfecting products these days is to keep every surface safe for you. Usually, people use their hands while coughing and sneezing. Their hands get droplets coming out of their nose or mouth while sneezing or coughing.
These droplets have viruses of COVID-19 if the person is infected with Coronavirus.
These infectious droplets will remain on your hand unless you disinfect your hands either by using a self disinfection coating or wash them with soap and water. But if you do not disinfect your hands then you will be spreading Coronavirus on every surface you touch.
It becomes more dangerous for the community when an infected person touches common touchpoints as lift buttons and door handles etc.
Recently self disinfection coating is applied on the surface touched frequently like lift buttons by Changi Foundation, a sister concern of Changi Airport Group.
They have sprayed safe and eco-friendly disinfection coating SDST to keep these buttons safe from various types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses including Coronavirus for a long time. This coating can remain effective for up to 2-3 months, which means you need not apply them during that time.
A self disinfection coating can be used not only on frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, railings, switches and lift buttons, etc. but also for personal use. While using these coatings you will have to follow a few steps briefly discussed here under.
While using on surfaces like lift buttons etc. you will have to:
It will keep your surface disinfected for a long time
While using a self disinfecting coating for personal use you should take it on your hand and rub it on the entire surface of your hands until it dries there.
In this way, you can reduce the risk of infectious diseases like COVID-19, etc. By applying self disinfection coating for disinfecting not only your hands but also most of the frequently and commonly touched surfaces like lift buttons, etc.
The products used in these coatings are safe to humans as well as the environment and effective in reducing the infection of most of the bacteria and viruses including Coronavirus. But they cannot be used as a cure for such infectious diseases.