Keep Your Home Safe: The Right Way to Disinfect

Germs can still be brought into your home no matter how much social distancing you do during the Coronavirus outbreak. While we are all aware that we need to wash our hands often, you might need to also consider the proper steps to maintaining a clean home. Please keep reading to discover our top tips on keeping your space clean and safe during the Coronavirus outbreak.   

How to Clean and Disinfect   

Hard Surfaces - Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated solely to cleaning and disinfecting surfaces for COVID-19. They should not be used for any other cleaning purposes. Clean your hands directly after your gloves are removed. If surfaces are visibly dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water before disinfection. The most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be sufficient for disinfecting.   

Soft Surfaces- For soft surfaces like carpets, rugs, and drapes, remove items with visible contamination and clean with the appropriate cleaners for use on these surfaces. After cleaning: Launder items as necessary per the manufacturer's instructions. Launder items using the warmest water temperature setting possible for the items and then dry items completely.    

Hand Hygiene and Other Preventive Measures   

Members of your household should clean hands often, especially after removing gloves or coming in contact with someone who is ill. This should be done by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if your hands are visibly dirty, you should always wash your hands with soap and water.   

Other Things To Consider   

Someone with the virus or visibly ill should eat/be fed in their room if possible. Dishes and utensils should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Also, it is essential to make sure hands are thoroughly cleaned after handling used food service items.   

Dedicate a lined trash can for the ill person in your household. You should then use gloves when removing garbage bags as well as handling and disposing of trash. Don't forget to wash your hands after handling or disposing of waste.   

We are Here to Help at Brookstone Restoration!  

At Brookstone Restoration, we are here to help give you peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your home and business. To date, we have done a little over 3-million square feet of disinfectant work throughout Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Opelika, Montgomery, Roanoke, Russellville, and Oxford Alabama in school systems, senior living centers, government agencies, and utility companies. We have all the necessary tools and equipment to handle thorough sanitization and disinfection. Brookstone Restoration will do everything in our power to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide you, your family, and your company with safe environments. Contact us today to learn more!