COVID-19 and Keeping Germs Under Control in Your Home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is upon us and has virtually upended the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Home is now a mandatory shelter for all of us, and staying healthy in the midst of this highly transmissible virus is top priority.

Targeted hygiene practices can go a long way to help keeping you and your family safe. Following product use and safety information is critical in this regard. It is especially important now to make sure cleaning and hygiene precautions in your home are being done correctly.

Some tips:

  • Always check the label to see if your bleach is appropriate for the surface, intended for disinfection and not expired.

  • Follow instructions on the product label for application and proper ventilation.

  • Never mix household bleach with any other cleanser.

  • Use one wipe per surface to avoid spreading germs from one surface to another.

  • To disinfect counters, pre-clean first to remove any excess dirt or grime, with soap and water or a cleaner designed for use on the surface. Then use a disinfectant on the EPA list of products effective against COVID-19. For food contact surfaces, rinse with water after it dries. This will not only help against the novel coronavirus, but also against other food-borne microbes that can cause illness.

  • For carpeting, use a cleaner that is appropriate for carpeting, according to the label. If disinfecting, pay particular attention to getting the carpet to stay wet for the necessary amount of time noted on the label. Please note: Disinfectants are meant to kill germs or viruses on hard surfaces. They must never be used on your skin, ingested or injected internally.

  • For extra piece of mind, hire professional cleaners who are knowledgeable and experienced in the removal of contaminants from your home.

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