Tips on How to Disinfect During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
By now it’s a fact that the coronavirus is not only here in the U.S. but in most states across the country. While there is no need to panic, it’s important to still take appropriate measures and each do our part to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities as safe and healthy as possible.
The best ways to do this are to 1) keep yourself protected by thoroughly washing your hands throughout the day (20-second rule), avoiding touching your face, and boosting your immune system 2) keeping the spaces you occupy the most, like your home and your business, clean and disinfected.
Here are tips on disinfecting your home:
- Use store-bought disinfectants. Look for products like Lysol or Clorox with packaging that says “disinfectant,” as these solutions are able to treat up to 99% of viruses and bacteria. After cleaning, wipe down every surface hands regularly touch, including door and cabinet knobs, light switches, faucet and toilet handles, handles on appliances in the kitchen, lamp knobs, and cellphone cases.
- Use 70% alcohol. Alcohol solutions that are at least 70% alcohol (such as rubbing alcohol found in the pharmacy section of grocery stores) are also highly effective as disinfectants. So yes, that means that if you get into a pinch, you can even raid your liquor cabinet for a bottle of spirits as long as it is 140-proof or higher. The alcohol does not need to be diluted and is generally safe for all surfaces, although it can discolor some plastics.
- Open the windows or turn on a HEPA air filter. While HEPA air filters may not be able to collect virus particles from the air, they are able to clear your home’s air of dust, mold, pet dander, and even smoke. So even though air filters might not directly help you ward of the coronavirus, they can help keep the air around you free of other particles that could make you sick, or at least particles that your body might have to work a little harder to ward off. In the same way, if the weather is nice, opening your windows can help replace stale air in your home with new, fresh air. And although they are highly effective, store-bought disinfectants are filled with chemicals that can bother some people and trigger headaches, so filtering the air is one way to combat the extra cleaning and disinfecting going on in your home or business.
- Hire a professional. If you own or manage a business such as a preschool, daycare, long-term care facility, assisted living facility, senior living facility, church or any other type of business where you have a population of people who are highly susceptible to an outbreak of COVID-19, we recommend hiring a professional who has access to hospital-grade disinfectants. The disinfectant Water Extraction Experts use for their customers is safe and natural. It is EPA approved and does the job it needs to do without strong chemicals.
If you need professional help to disinfect your business or facility, give Water Extraction Experts A CALL!
At Water Extraction Experts, we have certified technicians available to disinfect your facility, whether that’s an assisted living or senior care facility, university, daycare, office space, or church. We use CDC and EPA-approved industrial-strength disinfectants to treat areas that may be affected by bacterial and virus outbreaks. All materials and hard surfaces are cleaned and disinfected and properly disposed of as biohazard waste if necessary.
We understand the urgency and the trepidation around the coronavirus, and our team of licensed technicians is available 24/7 to assist you and work with your schedule for minimal disruption.
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