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Cleaning and Disinfection For Households During Covid-19

Best Qualified Cleaning following CDC cleaning guidelines is the first step in fighting respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. BQC also recommends you follow additional CDC guidelines for cleaning practices of frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets and sinks. Household cleaners and EPA registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface you are cleaning should be used frequently.

Cleaning Soft Surfaces

For soft surfaces such as floor, rugs, mattresses, couch or sofa, pillows and drapes, remove visible contaminants that are present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces.

After cleaning, launder items as appropriate using the warmest possible water setting for the items and dry items completely.

You should also consider using Best Qualified Cleaning to clean and disinfect these types of surfaces. As professionals we can assure the best possible cleaning and disinfection of carpetsrugsmattresses, pillowscouches or sofas in your home.

Cleaning Hard Surfaces

Wear disposable gloves while you’re cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces. If you’re using reusables gloves make sure they are only used for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19. You should also clean your hands immediately after removing your gloves.

  • For dirty surfaces make sure you are using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection use an EPA-registered household disinfectant.
  • You can find a list of EPA approved disinfectants here. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • You can use diluted household bleach solutions(at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite) that can be used if appropriate for the surface. You should also never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
  • Creating a bleach solution
  • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
  • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.

Cleaning Electronics

For electronics you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection of products. If you cannot find any guidelines consider using alchohol-based wipes or sprays that contain at least 70% alcohol. Make sure you dry surfaces completely and avoid overuse of liquids as this may damage your electronics.

Cleaning Linens, clothing, and other items that go in the laundry

Make sure to wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from someone in your household who may be ill.

  • Make sure to wash hands after removing your gloves.
  • Do not shake laundry so as to minimize the possibility of spreading virus through the air.
  • Launder items on the warmest possible setting for items you are washing. Make sure to dry items completely.
  • Don’t forget to clean and disinfect clothes hampers, laundry bags or baskets.

Wash Hands often

Wash your hands often and try not to touch your face.

  • After removing your cleaning and disinfecting gloves.
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Before eating or preparing food.
  • After contact with animals or pets.
  • Before and after providing care for another person who needs assistance.

If you have any questions or would be interested in learning how Best Qualified Cleaning can be part of your cleaning and disinfection plan, please call at 603-622-6200 or email us at mark@bestqualifiedcleaning.com

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