Now more than ever, it is important to keep your home clean and safe. If you are looking for tips on how to keep your home sanitized, you’ve come to the right place. Continue on to learn more about keeping your home clean during COVID-19.
It is important to know how to clean and disinfect your home. Certain practices should be followed. When cleaning and disinfecting, wear disposable gloves. Surfaces should be cleaned using soap and water. Any frequently touched surface should be cleaned on a routine basis. Some examples of high-touch surfaces include tables, doorknobs, light switches, sinks, faucets, toilets, keyboards, phones, desks, handles, and counter tops.
After cleaning surfaces with soap and water, you should disinfect these surfaces. EPA-registered household disinfectants are recommended. Follow the instructions on the disinfectant’s label to be sure you are using the product safely and correctly. For certain surfaces, diluted household bleach solutions may be used. To make these solutions, mix 5 tablespoons of bleach with 1 gallon of water or 4 teaspoons of bleach with 1 quart of water. Other useful disinfectant products include alcohol solutions with at least 70 percent alcohol.
Don’t forget the soft surfaces in your home. Carpets, rugs, and drapes should also be cleaned and disinfected. Clean these surfaces with soap and water or cleaners designed specifically for these items. If possible, launder these items following the manufacturer’s instructions.
If someone in your home is sick, there are steps you can take to prevent their illness from spreading. First, provide a separate bedroom and bathroom for this individual, if possible. If this individual is well enough to clean the surfaces they use, it is recommended that they do so. However, if the individual is not well enough, a caregiver should wait as long as possible to enter the space and clean it. This gives the bacteria time to dissipate, reducing the caregiver’s risk of infection.
At JDP Designs, the safety of our clients is a top priority. If you want to learn more about our services, you can contact us by phone at 631.256.6355.