Something that is more important than ever right now is to make sure your home is sanitized and disinfected. We hope that you chose us to help you accomplish this, but right now, we know that not everyone is able due to a variety of circumstances. We want to make sure that even though we aren't there, you have the resources to do it yourself!
With all members of your family being at home, the touch points of contamination goes up. You need to make sure to keep you and your family safe. This is a simplified list of caring for your home, follow the links below for an additional extensive list from the CDC and EPA.
Researchers have found that the coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces, the lifetime depends on the type of material, two or three days on plastic and stainless steel. So cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is a step we should all take, even if we are just leaving the house to pick up groceries.
Here is a list of high- touch surfaces to clean & disinfect daily, just make sure to think about anything you or your household touches on an hourly or daily basis:
Hard dining chairs (seat, back, and arms)
Faucets and faucet knobs
Toilets (seat and handle)
TV remote controls
Here are some simplified steps to take while you're taking care of your home:
1. Wear Gloves
Right now it's easy to to have dry hands from all the hand washing and hand sanitizer. When you wear gloves, you not only are creating a physical barrier between you and bacteria, you are protecting your hands from additional dryness & cracking caused by any products you use (your hands will thank you). If you don't have disposable gloves, the reusable plastic gloves for dishwashing will work, just make sure you remove them properly and disinfect them after use.
2. Remove Items & Clean
Make sure you first remove any items from the surface of where you're cleaning, books, plants and knickknacks.
Wipe down the surface using cleaning product to remove contaminants, debris or dust from the surface. During this process, you can use specific cleaning products for whatever item you are cleaning (wood, marble, stainless steel) or use soap and water.
Next is the step to disinfect. The disinfectant process is about killing pathogens after you've removed contaminants Using a household disinfectant will do! The EPA gives an extensive list of products to disinfect and what types of surfaces to use them on. Follow the link to research what's best for your home and the type of surface.
Of course the CDC has their resources, take a look at these extensive measures for disinfecting your home.
Keep your family healthy and safe as much as you can and we hope to see you soon!