4 Tips for Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your Home to Protect Against Coronavirus

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Coronavirus is at the top-of-mind for many families, especially with the current “Stay at Home” order here in the state of California. As the number of COVID-19 cases grows, and your family is spending more time at home, what changes need to be implemented with your cleaning habits?

Cleaning Tips for Coronavirus

Here are a few cleaning tips to give you peace of mind in knowing that your home is safe and germ-free:

  1. Cleaning vs Disinfecting: It’s important to note the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is the process of removing grime, dust, dirt, and buildup that collects on surfaces. On the other hand, disinfecting is using the right products that kill most bacteria, viruses, fungi, and pathogens. Once the dirt is gone, you still need to be proactive in using the best cleaning products to fight against potential viruses remaining on the surfaces.
  2. High Touch Areas of the Home: There’s no reason to deep clean your home from top-to-bottom every day. But you will benefit by disinfecting common high-touch surfaces regularly. Make it a habit to wipe down door handles, sink knobs, light switches, TV remotes, video game controllers, drawer and cupboard handles, and more. The simplest way is to use a disinfecting wipe to go over the surfaces thoroughly.
  3. Choosing Cleaning Products: Soap and water aren’t enough to disinfect the surfaces in your home. Be selective about products that are effective in eliminating pathogens without harming surfaces such as laminate, granite, and stone. Multi-purpose cleaners can provide both cleaning and disinfectant benefits, or there are ways to make DIY cleaning solutions using common household ingredients.
  4. Watch Expiration Dates: Keep in mind that cleaning products have expiration dates, which means they are not as effective after the expiration. Pay attention to the dates on the bottles so the products can be freshened when needed.

Our team is here to help you maintain a safe, clean home. If you have questions about home cleaning tips and techniques, then reach out to us at any time for more information. Call Trish Duarte at MaidPro of Temecula / Murrieta: (951) 506-6100.