Disinfect your house to protect your home from Corona Virus

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

 

Clean and disinfect

 

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:

Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

 

Options include:

 

  • Diluting your household bleach.

  • To make a bleach solution, mix:

        5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water

        OR

        4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

 

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

 

  • Alcohol solutions.

    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

    Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.

  • Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

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Hire a professional cleaning service.

Reliability and Expertise

The crew of a professional office cleaning service is not only trained properly, but the team is also highly experienced and skilled in their jobs. One of the advantages of hiring a professional office cleaning service is that the crew would assess the environment of your office and take appropriate measures to understand and meet your needs.

Another benefit of hiring a professional office cleaning service is that the company will be required to sign a non-disclosure contract, which includes confidentiality clauses and other details and requirements. This contract ensures your business information is always secure.

2020-03-10T19:32:19+00:00

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