With the coronavirus cases quickly mounting throughout the country and the rest of the world, it is more important than ever to have precautionary cleaning routines. This way, we can minimize the spread of the virus in our homes and business establishments.
Today, we will go over some cleaning tips you can use as you clean your residential or commercial property.
Develop A Cleaning Plan
The first thing you need to do is to develop a cleaning plan. Determine which areas need to be cleaned and how often. You can base this on how frequently they are occupied by people. You then need to figure out the best way to disinfect the space.
Consider the types of surfaces you need to clean and prioritize disinfecting those that are touched more often.
Finally, consider the type of equipment and other cleaning supplies you will need as well as their availability.
Cleaning And Disinfecting Tips
When cleaning and disinfecting your home or place of business, start by pre-cleaning surfaces before disinfecting them. This allows you to get rid of any excess dirt or debris. Always pay close attention to areas or fixtures that are touched or used more frequently, such as doorknobs and light switches. Once the entire area is cleaned and disinfected, allow the surfaces to dry completely.
Your Cleaning Supplies
While cleaning any type of property, make sure you have the right supplies in stock and wear disposable gloves. Clean all surfaces with soap and water, and then go back over them with a disinfectant. Soap and water will help reduce germs and dirt, and the disinfectant will kill the germs.
Routine cleaning should be practiced, and only EPA-registered household disinfectants should be used. When purchasing cleaning supplies or agents, read the labels carefully for safe and effective use. You should also find the contact time listed on the label. That indicates how long the surface should be wet for proper disinfection.
To clean electronics, follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions. You can also use alcohol-based wipes or sprays. The alcohol content should be at least 70 percent. Once done, make sure to dry the surface completely.
Diluted bleach can also be an effective cleaning solution. When using it, make sure there is proper ventilation. You can use 5 tablespoons or 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of room temperature water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of room temperature water.
If you’re still unsure about the best ways to clean and disinfect your home or business, or if you are worried about germs spreading throughout your property, review the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.
Should you be unable to do everything on your own, call the experts at Blackhill Restoration today for top-notch biohazard cleanup solutions. We’ll see to it that your entire property is free from disease-causing elements. Don’t hesitate to request more information about our other restoration services and how we can safely provide them during these unprecedented times.