The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of our lives in a variety of ways. People are spending more time home than they’re used to. Kids are out of school, parents are working from home and families are staying home with few options for entertainment or diversion due to fears of pandemic spread.
With more time spent at home, it is important to consider some of the places in the home that see the most human contact and thus could lead to the spread of the virus. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is capable of living on hard surfaces for up to three days in the proper circumstances, and that fact, combined with the level of usage of a bathroom, makes bathrooms a possible hot spot for COVID-19 transmission.
With this in mind, we strongly recommend investing in professional bathroom cleaning service in Walla Walla County, WA to fully sanitize this key part of your home.
Taking the proper action
Here are some of the considerations you’ll need to keep in mind when cleaning a bathroom or working with a professional cleaning company:
- Products: It’s advisable to choose higher-quality disinfectants to use around your home, especially in your bathroom. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long list of recommended disinfectants, including certain sprays and disinfecting wipes, which are ideal for killing strong viruses like COVID-19. Try to use products that contain at least 70 percent alcohol.
- Where to disinfect: You should pay special attention to any high-touch areas and surfaces in your bathroom. This will include door knobs, the sink area, drawer pulls, light switches, the shower heads, shower curtains and the toilet seat. But in general, the more surfaces you cover, the more protection you’ll be giving yourself. Anything that people touch should be cleaned, even if people in your home do not have any symptoms. Just make sure all your devices are unplugged and turned off before deep cleaning.
- Electronic devices: If you have any electronic devices in your bathroom, you might consider placing a wipeable cover on them to protect them, both from infection and during cleaning.
- Leave surfaces wet: After you wipe down some of the hard surfaces in your bathroom, such as sinks and countertops, you should leave them wet for about five minutes. The American Cleaning Institute recommends letting surfaces air dry before rinsing them with water. This gives the product the time it needs to interact with the surface and kill off any germs or viruses it encounters. This is a mistake many Americans make—studies indicate a significant portion of people aren’t cleaning properly, and that the most common mistake is not giving these solutions enough time to do their job.
If you have anyone in your home who is sick, you should not call out a professional to clean your space. If you have more than one bathroom, you should try to use separate bathrooms if at all possible. If you do not have more than one bathroom, the person with symptoms should thoroughly clean all surfaces they touch after each use.
For more tips about professional bathroom cleaning in Walla Walla County, WA during the pandemic, contact Supreme Cleaning Services today.
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