Now more than ever we need to ensure our homes are as clean as possible. In this post we will share top tips to help clean and disinfect your home.
Before we get into the top tips, it’s important to understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects and primarily uses soap and water. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects.
TOP TIP: The Right Tools
Before you get started, it’s important to have the right tools. Some of the tools you may want to have handy are:
- Baking Soda
- Scrub brushes, mops, rags and sponges
TOP TIP: Identify Touch Points In Your Home
Spend some time walking through your home room by room and identify the objects (light switches, remote controls, etc.) that are handled the most and come up with a plan to clean and disinfect them.
TOP TIP: Identify The Right Disinfectants
The CDC recommends using disinfectants recommended by the EPA. To view the database of recommended disinfectants, visit: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2-covid-19
TOP TIP: Read Directions
Many times we spray a product on a hard surface and immediately wipe it up thinking we have captured all the germs. After closer inspection of the instructions, you will see some manufacturers recommend letting the product sit for a minute to ten minutes to allow for the active ingredients to work.
TOP TIP: Do Your Research
Explore the best and safest ways to clean and disinfect your home for your family. A good place to start is to review the CDC recommendations found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html
TOP TIP: Consider a Professional Deep Cleaning
A professional carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning can not only get your home sparkling clean but it may also help combat germs and reduce allergens in your home.