What’s the Best Way to Disinfect Your Home?

by Stephanie - May 6, 2020

How do you disinfect your house thoroghlyWith all that’s happening in the world these days, you don’t need us to tell you that medical-grade home cleaning and disinfecting has become more vital than ever. Having your place thoroughly sanitized using EPA-approved disinfectants is one of the best things you can do to ensure the safety of your loved ones. 

While the most effective way to do this is to use top-notch home sanitizing service in Atlanta, it’s far from the only thing you can do. In order to help you protect yourself and your family, we have written a guide on how to disinfect your home like a pro. 

Read on to learn more. 

What should I focus on during the Coronavirus cleaning?

It’s an unfortunate fact that we still don’t know much about how COVID-19 is transmitted or exactly how long it sticks to different surfaces. Because of this, regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces is key to minimizing the possibility of coronavirus transmission.

Pay special attention to these items:

  • Handles of all types,
  • Doorknobs,
  • Toilets,
  • Light switches,
  • Faucets,
  • Sinks,
  • Tables,
  • Desks,
  • Computer mice,
  • Keyboards,
  • TV remotes,
  • Touchscreens,
  • Game controllers.

A word of warning: avoid using regular soap and water when cleaning electronics, as even a little moisture can cause irreparable damage. Consider purchasing special wipes designed for electronics, or alcohol-based wipes if the former are unavailable. 

How to clean and disinfect against COVID-19?

As a general rule, you should wear disposable gloves while disinfecting and cleaning surfaces. If you have reusable gloves, don’t use them for purposes other than COVID-19 cleaning. Avoid touching your face and wash your hands ASAP after taking the gloves off.

Remember that different surfaces require different cleaning approaches:

Hard surfaces

If a surface is visibly dirty, you should first clean it using an all-purpose house cleaner, or water and soap. After a surface has been cleaned, grab an EPA-registered household disinfectant and follow the instructions on the label.

If you don’t have an EPA-certified disinfectant, you can use a diluted bleach solution instead (five tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water, or four teaspoons of bleach per quart). If bleach is also unavailable, you can substitute any alcohol solution with at least 70% alcohol content.

Soft surfaces

If possible, drapes, rugs, carpets, and other porous surfaces should be laundered using the warmest appropriate setting. Otherwise, you should get a cleaning product that’s designed for soft surfaces and follow manufacturer instructions. 

If you don’t have access to specialized household supplies, or no manufacturer guidance is available, you can also use cleaning products that have been EPA-approved for use against COVID-19. Just remember to check if these products are suitable for soft surfaces. 

Clothing, linens, etc.

Always launder clothes at the warmest appropriate setting, and leave them to dry out completely before using them again or storing them. Refrain from shaking dirty laundry to keep from dispersing coronavirus through the air. 

Furthermore, don’t forget to clean and disinfect clothes hampers, and to use a disposable or launderable bag liner. If a member of your household is sick with COVID-19, you can safely wash their laundry together with the other items. 

Where can I book the top home sanitizing service in Atlanta and its surrounding communities?

What should I focus on during the Coronavirus cleaningAs much as we hate to think about it, all evidence suggests that the current situation isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon. It’ll be awhile before we’re able to safely leave our homes, let alone attend a game at the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium with our friends and relatives.  

We’re here to help! The cleaning pros The Moxie Maids teams up with are fully qualified to provide you with first-rate disinfectant fogging treatments and full home sanitizing as part of your spring cleaning that make short work of eliminating harmful pathogens. Schedule your cleaning today!