COVID-19 has made quite an impact in the last few weeks and months, and while many businesses are closed and residents are sheltering-in-place, it’s important that home is a safe place to stay. Using the right products, applied properly, is your best practice to prevent the spread of disease. Here’s what A Cleaning Service is doing, and what we recommend for you based on our years of professional cleaning experience.
First, what we are doing
As always, we will be wiping down common areas and high-touch surfaces. We will be paying extra attention to reception areas, phones, elevator buttons, railings, doorknobs, and handles. While these are all part of our regular cleaning services, we want you to know that we are being extra diligent in our search for touched surfaces and disinfecting them.
We are also not allowing anyone to perform work who have had symptoms in alignment with COVID-19, or have had contact with someone who has, unless they have a negative test result. This is a standard you should expect from anyone entering your home.
Likewise, if you are sick or in quarantine, we ask that you wait until the allotted time has passed before having us visit and we thank you for helping us to stay healthy.
Next, what you can do for your home
Cleaning with the correct products and according to the manufacturer’s instructions is the way to most effectively remove all germs, bacteria, and viruses. Regular cleaning is important in order to keep sanitary living conditions.
Wash Hands. The most important thing you can do is to keep your hands clean and follow proper handwashing guidelines. Clean hands, especially before and after eating or preparing food, going outside, and using the restroom. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent germs from entering your body.
Extra Care. In your home, give extra care to the bathroom and kitchen areas. These two areas of your home will harbor the most germs, so take time to wipe down counters and handles on a regular basis. Phones, handheld devices, railings, and knobs are also high-touch and should be wiped with antibacterial cleaners or bleach solutions at least weekly.
Remove Shoes. Studies have shown that a lot of the dirt, debris, bacteria, and viruses enter our homes through our shoes. Leave your shoes at the door rather than tracking grime across your floor. Ask guests to use booties or remove their shoes as well. Your health will thank you.