While it’s always important to keep a clean and tidy home, in the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, it’s become an essential way to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Luckily, Cleany NYC, a leading provider of residential and commercial cleaning solutions in New York City, has some helpful information and tips that will coach you on the most effective ways to clean your home and thus assist you in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
In general, the Coronavirus has indefinitely changed our way of living. Now more than ever, it’s critical to be conscious of our cleanliness habits inside and outside of our homes in order to prevent the spread of the disease. Because most of us spend our time inside our homes, especially now that it is state-mandated to do so, our homes must be our first priority in terms of disinfection. COVID-19 can live on surfaces for many days so it’s imperative to pay extra attention to plastic and stainless steel hotspots including appliances, doors and handles, switches, toys, and electronics.
One of the most important places in your home to make sure is always properly disinfected is your entryway. This is because it is the spot of the most foot traffic, whether someone in your household is entering, leaving, picking up a food delivery service, picking up a package, etc. Because of the constant exposure to the outside environment, this is the spot that will most likely be the point of entry for the virus to come inside your home. Therefore, it is important to clean this space very often as well as very thoroughly. This can be accomplished by routinely disinfecting your doors, handles, locks and light switches. It’s also a good idea to wipe down packages and leave them outside for some time before bringing them inside. This also goes for your shoes and bags as well!
Cleaning solutions are one of, if not the most, desired products on the market during this time, and there are plenty of them to choose from. Cleany recommends reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of approved COVID-19 disinfectant products and choosing which are the best and most available for you. Additionally, Lysol and Clorox are the most common and reliable household cleaning products to look for. Should they be unavailable to you during this crisis, you can also mix rubbing alcohol (at least 70%) with water to create a homemade cleaning agent.
Below are some other quick and helpful tips to keep in mind for the most effective clean:
Don’t wipe right away!
Many disinfectants such as wipes and sprays must stay wet on surfaces for several minutes in order to work properly
Use saran wrap on your smartphones and devices.
Cell phones are one of the most germ-ridden objects that we come in contact with every day. It’s a good idea to wrap your phone while using it and then dispose of the wrap when finished for the day.
Change when you re-enter your home.
It’s currently unknown how long COVID-19 can survive on fabrics, so it’s valuable to consider removing your shoes when entering your home and changing into clean clothes immediately. Although it seems tedious, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
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