According to the CDC, unexpired household bleach is effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted. Prepare a bleach solution by mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water. Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute to properly clean and disinfect.
  • Allow proper ventilation during and after application.
  • Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date.
  • Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.

If you are business or organization, consider professional disinfection services.