Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, 2020, and seeing how contagious and dangerous it actually is, it is understandable why you might be experiencing feelings of fear and anxiety, wondering how you can keep your home clean and disinfected to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. The good news is, with the following steps, it shouldn’t be difficult;
Wash your hands regularly – right from the beginning of the pandemic, of course, you have heard that washing your hands regularly is one of the several ways to control the spread of the virus. So, when you are at home, this should be the first thing to do. Using soap and running water, scrub and rinse your hands thoroughly whenever you enter your house. You can also decide to wear disposable gloves whenever you go out in public.
Use protective gear and clothing – always use disposable gloves when cleaning, and try to use separate gloves when cleaning each room in your home. Also, you may also want to wear a mask when cleaning, which will protect you from inhaling harsh chemicals, while at the same time deterring you from touching your face.
Thoroughly clean and disinfect each surface – cleaning is the very first step to removing dirt, germs, and viruses from your surfaces, which you do, using warm and soapy water to ensure that all the pathogens are eliminated. After cleaning, then you should disinfect the surfaces to kill off viruses that may be still on the surface.
Sanitize store-bought products including groceries – after your shopping, it’s always recommended that you disinfect everything you bought. Maybe you can even remove some products from their original containers and use your own. For the packaged goods, wipe them with a disinfectant. As for the groceries, wash them using produce-safe soap and water. Also, make sure that you dispose of all the takeout containers or food-service items after use. In fact, swap the takeout containers with your dishes as soon as possible.
Do your laundry regularly – you also need to need to wash your clothes regularly. After a long day at work or a trip from the mall, you need to remove the clothes you were wearing right away and wash them. Wash them with warm or hot water as often as you can, and then dry them on high heat to help kill off pathogens.
If you don’t have time or are unable to do all these, our Tarzana Home Cleaning Team will be happy to help. Get in touch today!