How to deep clean your home – and your clothes – to help ward off Coronavirus

Make sure you keep your home as clean as possible

Make sure you keep your home as clean as possible

It’s more important than ever to keep your house clean as the global spread of COVID-19 continues. The virus appears to spread via respiratory droplets and can remain alive for days on surfaces, meaning that NOW is the time to clean your home thoroughly. Frequent cleaning of surfaces in high-traffic areas will do a lot to keep your family safe, along with other precautions like hand-washing, not touching your face, and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Clean frequently touched surfaces

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently and wipe down surfaces that are frequently touched. There is a complete list of disinfectants you can use against the virus, including Clorox bleach, Ecolab’s multi-purpose disinfectant cleaner, and Kimberly-Clark’s Hitman Spray or Wipes.

Here are a few of the main areas to tackle:

  • Light switches

  • Doorknobs

  • Cabinet handles

  • Kitchen work tops

  • Drawer handles

  • Toilet handles

  • Faucets

  • Sinks

  • Microwave handle and buttons

  • Coffee pot handle

  • Filtered water pitcher handle

  • Refrigerator door handle

  • Hard-backed chairs

  • TV remotes

  • Phones

How to clean your phone

If you haven’t cleaned your phone in awhile, it’s definitely time to give it some attention. It is safe to wipe down phone screens with a Clorox Disinfectant Wipe or 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe.

Which Speed Cleaning products will help clean during this time?

We highly recommend Nitrile gloves. They’re made of synthetic rubber, great for anyone with an allergy to latex. They’re also 3 times stronger than your standard latex glove, are chemical resistant and are FDA-approved for food service. Cleaning with multiple Speed Cleaning™ Premium Cotton Cleaning Cloths will help you avoid any cross contamination.

Tips on staying healthy

  • Home: Wash hands as soon as you get home, before and after food preparation, before eating, after using the bathroom, after touching garbage. If you’re caring for someone who is sick, be extra cautious with your cleaning, frequently laundering sheets and towels. For added protection It might be good to change from your outside day clothes to your house clothes.

  • Work: Wash your hands as soon as you arrive at work, before eating, and after using the bathroom. Avoid partaking in any communal snacks. If you feel sick, please stay home and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

  • School: Teach your kids how to properly wash their hands and for how long (20 seconds!). Remind them to wash before eating lunch or snacks and after using the bathroom. Keep children home if they are sick.

  • Shopping: Avoid touching your face after you touch anything other people may have touched. Use an antibacterial wipe on the grocery cart handle, bus, train, underground doors and handles, If using reusable bags, be sure to wash them when you get home. Wash the outside of your tinned items, thoroughly wash you fresh vegetables, fruits and any other food that are directly consumed.

  • Traveling: Stay at least six feet away from anyone who is sneezing, coughing, or blowing their nose. Wash your hands after going through security and after getting off the plane. Carry disinfectant wipes to wipe down the tray table and its latch and your seat belt clasp as well.

Stay safe and healthy!

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