This year, we are not only dealing with the normal cold and flu season, but have the coronavirus that we are also dealing with. Not only that, but we are dealing with it as we try to navigate this social distancing gig. Cleaning is a big part of keeping you and those you love safe from winter illness. Not only cleaning your body but your home as well is important. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some of our best tips to keep your home safe during the cold & flu season as well as this COVID-19 situation.
Difference Between Cleaning & Disinfecting
While the first thing you should be doing to protect yourselves against a virus of any kind is to keep your hands washed, there are some cleaning tips that you can do to disinfect your home as well. It is important to note that there is a big difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning will only remove contaminants from a surface while disinfecting actually kills pathogens. If there are people coming and going from your home, these two things should be done on a daily basis.
Cleaning High Touch Surfaces
There are several surfaces in your home that are touched far more than others. To properly disinfect these areas, they first need to be cleaned and then followed up with disinfectant. You can use either wipes or a disinfectant spray to get this done. Following are some of those hot zones that should be disinfected regularly.
– Remote controls
– Table surfaces
– Light switches
– Game controllers
– Dining chairs
Don’t Forget Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
When you have upholstered furniture and carpet in your home, they can actually act as a filter for the irritants and contaminants found in the air. These germs and bacteria are trapped in the fibers and need to be cleaned as well. This is done by vacuuming them on a regular basis with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter in it to trap these germs without releasing them back into the air. Taking this a step further, it is wise to have your carpets and upholstered furniture cleaned professionally on a regular basis to give it all the deep cleaning that is needed to keep your home a healthy place.
How Not to Spread Sickness
If you or one of your children end up getting sick, it is important that you stay away from other people. Prevent spreading the sickness to others by coughing and sneezing into a tissue rather than out in the open, and of course, wash your hands constantly.
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At Carpet Care 2000, it is our goal to help you achieve optimal health with our carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services. We know these are trying times and look forward to helping you in any way possible. Call us today!