As most are aware, coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading through the U.S. and according to the CDC it will likely get worse before it gets better. We all need to plan on cleaning surfaces that get touched often such as light switches, doorknobs, faucet handles, or kitchen countertops if someone is sick in your home. Several times per day, these need to be disinfected. Though the CDC says the risk is still low, Americans can take measures to reduce the chances of contracting and spreading the disease in their homes and communities. It is the right time to consider how you can improve cleaning patterns to help protect your home and family while it is important to remain calm. With this in mind, we at D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some recommendations.
How to Prevent Coronavirus
Similar to preventing any cold or flu, the tactics for preventing the spread of any virus, are generally the same. Disinfecting your home as often as possible is vital in addition to frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into the crook of your elbow. Be sure to carry hand sanitizer with you at all times in the event you are outside your home and unable to wash your hands with soap and water.
Disinfect Surfaces in the Home Often
According to the CDC, the coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets and may remain viable for days on a variety of materials. As with other viruses, it is believed you can stop the virus in its tracks with household cleansers, such as alcohol, bleach or disinfectant wipes. However, simply using soap and water to wipe the surfaces is acceptable. The CDC also offers guidance to create your own bleach solution if you prefer your own DIY methods. Combine 2 gallon of water with 5 tablespoons of bleach. As mentioned, the surfaces in your home will need to be disinfected at least several times per day if someone is ill, especially the common surfaces.
Wash & Really Clean Clothes
Through powerful cleaning, modern technology can help do the disinfecting. Take a look at the list of household appliances cited by the NSF if you are shopping for appliances. The dishwashers, dryers, and washing machines are among the group that has certified dozens of germ-fighting appliances. You can still wash clothes properly by washing on the warmest setting and letting them dry completely if you will not be upgrading your washing machine. Do not shake out your dirty laundry since the virus can be spread through the air. After each laundry day, also consider washing the bag you keep your laundry in.
Raise or Increase Humidity in Your House
Using a humidifier can help create this inhospitable environment for the flu, some scientists believe an increase in humidity can make it harder for viruses to thrive and multiply.
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Call D&M Carpet Cleaning and let our certified experts sanitize the upholstery, rugs, carpets, mattresses, and other such surfaces. Our cleaning expertise can help eliminate the bacteria and viruses on these surfaces.