Coronavirus cleaning is a bit different from your everyday cleaning routine. While typical germs can remain on surfaces for up to 12 hours, Coronavirus is known to remain on cardboard for up to 24 hours.
What’s worse? COVID has been found to remain on surfaces like tile and stainless steel for up to 3 days.
So, what can you do to keep your family safe?
Let’s take a look at some deep cleaning tips you can follow to ensure that your home is sanitary so your loved ones don’t become infected.
COVID-19 Cleaning 101
We all want to maintain a clean and sanitary household, but, let’s face it, sometimes life gets in the way and we can’t keep up with the cleaning on the regular. With the novel Coronavirus looming everywhere we go these days, this is simply not an option. We must make a concerted effort to clean and sanitize the most used areas in our homes at least a couple of times per week until the pandemic fades.
So, what kills Coronavirus? Here are the main types of cleaning products to use.
1. Disinfectant Sprays
If you’re concerned about your carpets and upholstery becoming a breeding ground for this deadly virus, disinfectant sprays will be your best friend. Clorox, Lysol, and Purell all make sprays that will do the trick. You can use store brands as well as long as they mention the ability to kill up to 99.9% of germs.
2. Disinfecting Wipes
A deep cleaning goes beyond the carpets, of course. The most used surfaces in your home are your countertops, toilets, cabinets, and remote controls. The most useful cleaning products for these surfaces are wipes including Clorox and Lysol disinfecting wipes.
For added measure, wipe once, let the surface dry and wipe it down again, just in case you missed a spot.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide
A cheaper alternative is the hydrogen peroxide in your medicine cabinet. Be careful though, this substance can damage some surfaces.
You can use a concentration of 3% hydrogen peroxide to water for an effective disinfectant comparable to disinfecting sprays and wipes found in stores.
4. Isopropyl Alcohol
With isopropyl alcohol, you shouldn’t dilute anything. Simply spray the surfaces you wish to clean with soap and water. Before it dries, spray the surface directly and evenly with the isopropyl alcohol and allow it to sit for at least 30 seconds. Wipe up with a towel that will go directly into the wash or a paper towel that can be taken directly to the trash.
Make Sure COVID-19 Cannot Survive In Your Home With These Deep Cleaning Tips
Keep these deep cleaning tips in mind if the coronavirus tries to infiltrate your household. It’s better to be safe than sorry so maintaining a regular cleaning/disinfecting schedule throughout the week is recommended. If someone is already sick, you should disinfect every possible surface every day until a few days after recovery.
We hope you and your family will stay safe during these uncertain times. If you want an even deeper clean when all is said and done, don’t hesitate to contact us for a carpet cleaning service.