As it is likely going to get worse before it gets better, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading through the U.S. according to the CDC, as most are aware. In the event someone falls ill in your home, disinfecting the frequently touched surfaces such as kitchen countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and faucet handles is vital; and these surfaces need to be disinfected multiple times a day. Americans can take measures to reduce the chances of contracting and spreading the disease in their homes and communities. In order to help protect your home and family while it is important to remain calm, it is the right time to consider how you can improve cleaning patterns. Today, we at DM Carpet Cleaning would like to share some tips to help you combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Deep Cleaning to Prevent Coronavirus Spread
The tactics for preventing the spread of the virus, generally, is similar to preventing any cold or flu. In addition to frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water disinfecting your home as often as possible is important. In the event you are sick, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Should you head outside your home and unable to wash your hands with soap and water and be sure to carry hand sanitizer with you at all times.
Frequently Disinfect Home Surfaces
Since the virus may remain viable for weeks on a variety of materials, the coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets, according the CDC. It is believed to stop the virus, like with other viruses, in its tracks with household cleansers, like bleach, disinfectant wipes, or alcohol. Should you prefer your own DIY methods, the CDC also offers guidance to create your own bleach solution. Mix together 5 tablespoons of bleach with 2 gallons of water. If someone is ill, especially the common surfaces, surfaces in your home will need to be disinfected at least several times per day as mentioned.
Effectively Wash Laundry to Prevent Coronavirus
To help with the disinfecting, take advantage of powerful cleaning, and modern technology. If you are already shopping for appliances, take a look at the list of household appliances cited by the NSF. Among the group that has certified dozens of germ-fighting appliances are the washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers. Should not be able to upgrade your washing machine, you can still wash clothes properly by washing on the warmest setting and letting them dry completely. Being that the virus can be spread through the air, never shake out your dirty laundry. Also consider washing the bag you keep your laundry in following each laundry day.
Increase Humidity in House
Some scientists believe an increase in humidity can make it harder for viruses to thrive and multiply by using a humidifier can help create this inhospitable environment for the flu.
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To help eliminate the bacteria and viruses on these surfaces, our cleaning expertise can help. Contact DM Carpet Cleaning to expertly sanitize carpets, rugs, upholstery, mattresses, and other such surfaces in your home or business.