Ways to Disinfect Your Home & Keep It Clean Amid COVID-19

Coronavirus is no laughing matter. It is a pandemic that should be taken with the utmost seriousness. However, this doesn't mean that there are no effective ways to keep it out of your home. In this article, we'll share with you some cleaning tips you can use to disinfect your home and keep it free of COVID-19

What to Wear When You Clean

Before we start with our cleaning tips, it's a good idea to inform you of what you should wear when you are cleaning. COVID-19 can be controlled by making sure that you wear the appropriate antibacterial articles, such as masks and disposable gloves.

Make sure that you always use gloves when cleaning your various household surfaces. Disposable gloves are best for combatting Coronavirus. This is because they can be quickly discarded after you have finished with them. 

If you are using reusable gloves, you will need to thoroughly clean and disinfect them with bleach after using them. In any case, after you finish the job, take off your gloves and wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water. 

Clean High Touch Areas on a Daily Basis

There are a number of surfaces in your home that can be immediately classified as "high touch" areas. These may include, but not be limited to, such areas as light switches, remote controls, hardback chairs, doorknobs, desks, toilets, tables, handles, sinks, and faucets.

Make Sure All of Your Surfaces Are Clean Before Disinfecting

It's important to make sure that all of your various surfaces are clean before you begin the task of disinfecting. You can do this by making sure to clean all of your household surfaces with either detergent or soap and water before you begin the task of disinfecting.

Make Sure to Use Disinfectant

It's important to be sure to remember to use disinfectant when cleaning your home. Be sure to use household cleaners disinfectants that have been registered with the EPA. 

Before you begin the disinfecting process, make sure to clean all surfaces with detergent or soap and water.

Follow the instructions on the label and remember to wear gloves. Make sure that the room is sufficiently ventilated before you begin.

What to Use When Disinfecting Your Home

One of the best cleaning tips you can follow is to make sure that your home is completely disinfected. The question, of course, is what to use in order to make sure that the complete disinfection of your home occurs. 

Your best bet will be to use household disinfectants that have been registered with the EPA. These can be household bleach solutions or alcoholic solutions that are at least 70 percent pure. 

Make sure to follow all of the included instructions so that you can apply the disinfectant in a safe manner. Do not mix common household bleach with ammonia or any other type of cleaner. You will also want to keep your home thoroughly ventilated so that you will not breathe in excess ammonia while cleaning. 

You can quickly and safely prepare a bleach solution in a number of ways. These can include mixing 5 tablespoons or 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of water or mixing in 4 tablespoons bleach for every quart of water.

Follow Disinfectant Procedures When Doing Your Laundry

There are a number of very important COVID-19 disinfectant procedures that you must follow when doing your laundry. The first thing you should always remember to do is to make sure that you are wearing gloves. If you are unable to use gloves while you do your laundry, be sure to thoroughly wash your hands immediately after you finish. 

Don't shake your dirty laundry. This could easily lead to the virus being disseminated through the air. Keep your laundry folded and load it into the machine in an orderly fashion. 

When washing your dirty laundry, use the warmest possible setting. Make sure that your laundry is completely dried before you remove it from the washing machine.

It's also an excellent idea to make sure that you clean and disinfect your clothes hamper. If you use a hamper bag, it's best to use a disposable model that can be thrown out afterward. If you use a reusable hamper bag, put it in the laundry and wash it with the rest of your clothes. 

Contact Boulder Home Source for More Info

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding cleaning and disinfecting your home, feel free to contact us. Boulder Home Source is here to help give you a resource while we all continue to get through this pandemic together. Besides trying to help where we can during this time, we are also your one-stop-shop for the latest and best deals on real estate in the Boulder area.

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