Mrs Hinch’s favourite £1 product can help control bacteria and viruses in the home

Mrs Hinch is well known for her love of a certain disinfectant spray that kills off bacteria. The disinfectant can keep the home clean and virus free when used regularly on everyday items. Following the recent outbreak of coronavirus, maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in the home has never been more important.

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Zoflora has become popular since Mrs Hinch revealed it was one of the favourite products.

Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant that claims to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria on surfaces.

The product starts from £1 a bottle, and is then diluted in water to create the cleaning product.

Mrs Hinch uses the disinfectant around her home including spraying her kitchen cupboard doors to filling the sink with water and a cap full of her favourite Zoflora scent.

While Zoflora has said that they have no evidence of it to have veridical activity towards Covid-19, they have evidence that it works against other coronaviruses.

When diluted, the sweet smelling product has proven to be efficient in killing against coronaviruses.

It has also been proven to be effective against other common household bacteria including E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and viruses such as Influenza-Type A.

Sarah Fozzard, Head of Home Hygiene at Zoflora said: With research suggesting that viruses can remain infectious on surfaces for a matter of days, using Zoflora to clean and disinfect hard surfaces at home, in places of education and in the workplace is one way to protect yourself and your family.”

Establishing a hygiene routine can help control bacteria and viruses in these places.

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Zoflora says that regularly disinfecting desks, keyboards, light switches, doors, handles, letterboxes, as well as kitchen and bathroom surfaces will reduce the multiplying of bacteria and viruses in areas which come into contact with various people during the day.

To clean a keyboard, it is recommended to add 1.5 capfuls of Zoflora to a trigger spray bottle containing water. Then spray onto a clean piece of kitchen paper and then use it to wipe down the keyboard.

Mrs Hinch has also admitted that disinfecting her remote controls with Zoflora is one of her favourite things to do. She does so with a microfibre cloth and spraying the product onto the cloth first.

It is not recommended to use on the screen or on touch screen equipment.

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Items which are used every day should be cleaned at least once a day but even more if they’re in heavy use.

Mrs Hinch prefers using kitchen roll to wipe her coffee table with Zoflora instead of a microfibre cloth because it leaves a better finish.

While Zoflora expects that the product would kill against Covid-19 further testing needs to be done once the strain of the virus has been released by health authorities.

The disinfectant comes in many different scents so not only does it clean the house thoroughly, it leaves your home filled with a beautiful fragrance lasting up to 24 hours.

Disinfectants also have a contact time required in order to work on surfaces and for Zoflora this is five minutes.

Zoflora is also to only be used as a household disinfectant and is not designed for use on or in the human body.

The product needs to be used as intended, following the instructions on the pack (diluted one in 40 and then used on surfaces around the home).

Zoflora is available from major supermarkets and when used correctly, can disinfect the home thoroughly and leave a sweet smelling fragrance lasting for hours.

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