How To Keep Coronavirus Out of Your Home?

by Stephanie - April 3, 2020

We live in scary times. More and more Americans are becoming sick with COVID-19, and it doesn’t look like the pandemic will be going away anytime soon. Keeping yourself informed and taking the correct safety precautions is more important than ever.

Aside from avoiding contact with other people, the best way to curb the spread of the virus is to exercise good personal hygiene and thoroughly clean and disinfect your home on a regular basis.

In this article, we’ll tell you how to adjust your house cleaning in Smyrna to minimize the chance of COVID-19 getting a foothold inside your home. Read on to learn more.

How to clean your house to prevent the spread of coronavirus?How to clean your house to prevent the spread of coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) urges US citizens to clean their homes more frequently than usual, and also take a few additional steps to make their cleanings extra-effective against the coronavirus.

Here’s how to clean your home to curb the spread of COVID-19:

General cleaning

Routinely clean surfaces with soap and water. This includes everything from doorknobs, countertops, light switches, phones, toilets, faucets, keyboards, sinks, and more. Don’t forget to wear disposable gloves while disinfecting and cleaning.

Disinfecting against corona

  • Always use a household disinfectant on an area after you’re done cleaning it, and carefully follow the instructions on the label,
  • Diluted household bleach solutions (4 teaspoons per quart of water, or 5 tablespoons per gallon) are highly effective against coronaviruses, so use them for the appropriate surfaces,
  • You can also use alcohol solutions with 70% or more alcohol content.

Cleaning electronics

Touch screens, remote controls, game controllers, tablets, phones, and so on, should be cleaned using special wipes designed for electronics. If you don’t have access to these wipes, you can substitute sprays that contain at minimum of 70% alcohol or alcohol-based wipes.

Laundry

  • Refrain from shaking dirty laundry as it may distribute the virus,
  • Use the warmest appropriate water setting for your washing machine,
  • Let everything dry out completely before using it or storing it away,
  • You can wash a sick person’s laundry together with other people’s items,
  • Regularly clean and disinfect clothes hampers.

Cleaning soft surfaces

Rugs, drapes, and carpeted floors should be laundered (if possible) or cleaned using household products designed for those surfaces. If these products are unavailable, you can also clean these surfaces using soap and water. Disinfecting them is also advised, especially if they’re located in high-traffic areas.

How do I clean for a person with coronavirus?

If you or someone else in your house has caught the virus, they must avoid contact with the healthy members of the household. Give the sick person basic cleaning supplies (paper towels, tissues, etc.) that they can use to clean up any spills and other accidents on their own.

Do the following:

  • Minimize contact by using separate bathrooms and bedrooms,
  • Wash their utensils and dishes using hot water and gloves,
  • Have a lined trash can only the sick person uses, and wear gloves while taking the garbage bags out,
  • If the bathroom is shared, disinfect and clean it after it’s been used by the sick person.

How do I clean for a person with coronavirusWhere can I book a top-notch house cleaning in Smyrna?

Being stuck at home and unable to go out for a pleasant walk through The Village Green due to the COVID-19 epidemic is the worst. Having to also clean and disinfect your place all the time only serves to make you feel even more bored and isolated.

The good news is, you’re not alone! The Moxie Maids teams up with the finest cleaning experts in Smyrna who use hospital-grade disinfectants and equipment. The closed-loop cleaning process they use ensures that no harmful microbes will enter your home. Schedule your cleaning today.