Now that spring has arrived, many homeowners are anxious to sweep winter under the rug and perform a thorough house cleaning.
During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a top-to-bottom cleaning is ideal to eliminate germs and keep your family healthy.
For the continued safety of your household, also remember to wash your hands frequently, use disinfecting products and practice social distancing to prevent outside germs from entering the home.
Buy the Right Products
When browsing household cleaners, check the label for words like “disinfectant” and “sanitizer”. These tags indicate the product has been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as legitimate germ killers.
Identify Danger Zones
Germs can easily spread from our hands to common household objects, like remote controls, phones, doorknobs and faucets. If someone in your home has a cold, they are likely leaving harmful germs behind. Be sure to disinfect high-traffic surfaces and items on a regular basis.
Use Air Filtration Systems
Modern air cleaners pull air through a filter to remove contaminants like bacteria, pollen and mold before the purified air is circulated through a space.
An air filtration system can effectively trap large particles to remove airborne bacteria. To be most effective, use the system 24/7 to ensure you’re eliminating as many germs as possible.
Focus On the Kitchen
The kitchen is often the most frequently used room in the home, so it’s only natural that germs and viruses congregate here. Be sure to disinfect countertops, cutting boards, sinks, refrigerator door handles and other surfaces and appliances.
Also, remember to soak your sponge in bleach and diluted water every few days to keep it free of bacteria and germs.
Do the Laundry
If someone in your home was recently sick, wash all clothing, towels, sheets and bedding. Also vacuum and shampoo the rugs, couches and other shared surfaces to catch germs left behind.
Following this checklist can help protect your family during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Stay safe and healthy!