With coronavirus still wreaking havoc in many countries around the world, it’s okay (and completely normal) to feel disquieted or worried. Amidst social distancing, we seek the optimal cleaning method to stop coronavirus from spreading in our homes, which surely is the best way to protect our families, friends, and neighbors.
Prevention is everything when it comes to health, so instead of racking your brain trying to figure out for how long coronavirus can live on surfaces, why not ensure it doesn’t make itself at home in your home? Top Houston house cleaners can help with that, but you can also disinfect perfectly well yourself if you follow these tips:
How to clean your house to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus won’t stand a chance in your home if your first step in the cleaning and disinfection process is:
By ‘appropriate’, we mean cleaning products best suitable for the surface being treated, the ones that’ll successfully remove and/or kill harmful bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.
Reliable U.S. and international institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offer valuable information regarding cleaning and disinfection. You can find a list of EPA-approved disinfectants for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 on their website, among many other useful tips.
Both are significant for the purpose of achieving your cleaning goals. Here’s the subtle distinction: cleaning entails separating filth, pathogens, and other harmful particles from the surfaces physically, as opposed to disinfecting which eliminates germs by killing them on the spot, instead of scrubbing them off the surface.
The best approach when dealing with dirty spaces and surfaces is to clean first and disinfect after you’ve made everything look spotless. This way you’ll get rid of most (if not all) viruses and other nasty germs.
Naturally, there will be sections of the house that get more visits from curious hands, and those that collide more often with your shoes, slippers, even with your dogs and cats. Such common areas get easily contaminated.
With coronavirus lurking behind a corner, it’d be wise to pay special attention to cleaning and disinfecting light switches, doorknobs, electronic devices, sinks, toilets, desks, kitchen countertops, etc. Make sure you wipe them often and disinfect with a 70% alcohol.
Prevention is better than cure, so equip yourself with gloves before you dive into cleaning. If you do, you’ll be able to clean your hands quicker once the work is done, for one. As for two, you’ll protect your hands from harsh chemicals that can be found in some of the more powerful disinfectants.
Speaking of strong chemicals, letting some fresh air in is definitely a good idea, not only while you’re cleaning and disinfecting, but also simply to get rid of stale or funny smells, and any airborne viruses.
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May is a great month for late bloomers in spring cleaning, and even better for some outdoor exercise. Leave the cleaning to experts, and enjoy some peace and quiet at Sam Houston Park, where you can relax and admire the greenery.
That’s Clean Maids is here to match you with top-of-the-line cleaning experts, who’ll treat your home with utmost care and dedication, while killing every germ in their way. Staying at home is safe and easy with professional maids keeping watch. Coronavirus won’t stand a chance!
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