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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home




As we all face uncharted territory during this time, we have all learned useful information. Ranging anywhere from how to properly wash our hands, avoid touching our faces, to realizing how incredibly fortunate we are for life itself.

This month we wanted to focus our blog on proper cleaning techniques, focus areas, and frequency. Majority of information included in this months blog is referenced from the most recently updated page on the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) website. We will include a link at the end of the blog for updated info in regards to the suggested sanitizing process in correlation with COVID-19.

Considering the current known incubation period for the virus is at least 14 days and maybe more, it cant hurt to disinfect your household, even if everyone appears healthy.

The CDC states you should wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting your home.

The suggestions include ensuring there is good air flow in your household such as air conditioner or having windows open if possible. They recommend to use any cleaning product you have and to follow the safety instructions included. The website also lists EPA registered household disinfectants. Click here for a full list! According to the CDC you should be cleaning all high touch surface areas in your household every day; this includes:


counters


tabletops


doorknobs


bathroom fixtures


toilets


phones


keyboards


tablets


bedside tables


To disinfect, they state you should use soap and water first on the surface or item, then use your household disinfectant. If making your own disinfectant at home they recommend "To make a bleach solution, mix 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water OR 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water. Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol."

As each day passes, researchers learn more and more about this virus, which means recommendations are constantly changing. Please refer to the CDC website for updates in regards to COVID-19 and suggestions for cleaning.

To our local clients, staff, friends and followers, as we are all aware North Carolina is under a statewide stay-at-home order. This can be especially difficult for some, mentally and physically. Please feel free to review our previous blogs in regards to how cleaning is great for mental and physical health. Remember even though we are practicing social distancing, plenty of state and federal resources are available from afar.

Our hearts are with each of you always, especially during this time.

Stay Informed. Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

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