COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus has spread throughout the world. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus has symptoms associated with respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It spreads primarily through person to person contact. It is also contracted through respiratory droplets. A recent study suggests that the virus thrives on plastic or steel surfaces for days. The CDC recommends a two-step preventive measure “Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection” This virus has given a whole new meaning to deep cleaning your home.
Recommended Cleaning To Help Reduce The Risk Of COVID-19
As professionals who specialize in emergency restoration cleaning, we would like to provide you with some tips on how to clean and sanitize to increase your family’s safety at home from possible infection from the Coronavirus:
- Use disposable gloves that can be disposed of. If you choose to use all-purpose cleaning gloves remember, they will need to be cleaned as well when you are finished.
- Use mildly alkaline or disinfectant cleaner or a mild bleach solution on all hard surfaces.
- Begin cleaning from the cleaner areas and move to those areas of the home that are dirtier. Any surface that is touched often such as door handles, tables, light switches, water taps yes even your smartphone or tablet needs to be wiped down. This should be done daily and frequently on surfaces like your phone every 4 hours.
- Use leakproof and easily removable bags in your garbage bins and remove them when they are ¾ full. Empty wastebaskets daily.
- Once you have completed your cleaning, make sure you clean and disinfect your cleaning tools and wash your hands and forearms with soap and water.
Use Effective Antiviral Cleaning Agents
Cleaning is only half the chore. The CDC also recommends spraying surfaces with diluted household bleach or cleaning liquids with at least 70% alcohol. The effects of this type of biohazard situation have a lasting effect and the continued spread of the disease has led to growing numbers of infected Americans, social distancing and business closures. We all need to do our part to end this virus.
We’re Here To Help With Coronavirus Clean Up
As a company specializing in biohazard cleanup, we understand that certifications are needed and your cleaning crew has to be properly trained in order to utilize the proper cleaning solutions and gear is needed to turn a home that may be contaminated to a safe and clean one. As the Coronavirus continues to progress in our communities, there will be many cleaning companies and fly by night groups that may contact you to provide you with a clean disinfected home at a discount price. Be wary of those people and always make sure to ask them if they are certified and then ask to see their certification.
At Blackhill Restoration, we are proud to have served and provided residential and commercial restoration for thousands of families, homes, and businesses for more than 10 years. This includes water, flood, fire damage, and biohazardous cleanup. While restoration services are designed to help you after a disaster occurs, we care about our community and want everyone to be safe and secure at this time.