While research into the COVID-19 virus is ongoing, we know the virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (through coughing and sneezing), and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive depending on the surface type for a few hours up to several days. The good news? Cleaning and disinfecting areas can kill them. Now, what does this mean for your home?
To give homeowners and business owners a helping hand, ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief, a cleaning, and restoration company in Pinellas County, that offers Coronavirus cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection services, compiled the latest expert information on what is known about COVID-19 and tips to help keep it out of your home.
What is Coronavirus or COVID19?
It’s a very basic virus. It’s very similar to the common cold or flu that we see every year. It is something to be concerned about absolutely. But its also something we can control.
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new virus that can cause respiratory illness including pneumonia.
- The virus is spread from person-to-person through close contact.
- Ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus is :
- Hand washing
- Social Distancing
- Before you travel find out if the latest coronavirus advice for the country you’re visiting.
Breaking the Chain of COVID19
When it comes to cleaning, ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief wants to break the links that are the weakest. And for us lots of times that’s cleaning. Breaking down basic soils can break the chain of infection. Help prevent things from spreading and becoming a bigger problem later by doing:
Mask protect yourself and others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anytime we’re in public we practice social distancing and wear a mask to help others from your breath or coughs or sneezes to help break the spread of Coronavirus.
Gloves: Are you using them correctly?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that COVID-19 transmission through respiratory droplets is more common than through direct contact and it has yet to advise non-healthcare workers to wear gloves when going outside. For those who plan on wearing gloves anyway, here are some dos and don’ts regarding their usage during this pandemic:
Practicing personal hygiene and physical distancing is still crucial even if you’re wearing gloves as gloves alone won’t keep.
Tips to Disinfect Your Home
The Coronavirus lockdown has meant many are spending more time than ever in their property. ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief, a cleaning expert has revealed how to disinfect your entire home and get rid of germs. As the virus can survive on surfaces of different materials for at least two-three days, potentially contaminated surfaces should be sanitized thoroughly.
Here are five steps to sanitize your living and working area:
Wiping and Mopping: Are you using the right tools?
Things can get even more disturbing when you realize that most people rarely consider the importance of cleaning their cleaning devices! Like:
High Touch Surfaces: Where to Focus cleaning efforts
The goal of ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief is cleaning for health and proper disinfection. Below are several considerations for helping to create a cleaner and healthier facility.
High-touch areas can include: doorknobs, arms of reception area chairs, elevator buttons, stair railings, common area telephones, restroom surfaces, coffee pot handles or dispensers, and water cooler handles.
Tip No. 1: Consider the Surface Type
By using the proper cleaning solutions and tools. Remember: There is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Additionally, many disinfectants target specific bacteria or viruses. To successfully perform your job you’ll need a broad-spectrum disinfectant.
Tip No. 2: Consider the Surface Shape
A tabletop is simple, flat, and easy to clean. However, surfaces like doorknobs have multiple places for dirt and bacteria to hide. Left undisturbed, on average, bacteria double their numbers every 20 minutes.
Consider this: If you or a building occupant has something as simple as a paper cut and handles any of these surfaces, the bacteria have found a perfect entry point. Additionally, our bodies offer the ready environment for bacteria to grow: heat, darkness, and moisture.
We Are To Help
To help make sure your home or business is as low-risk as possible, for each of the reasons above, we believe that every essential home or business should be regularly conducting professional cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. When the time comes to have sanitizing work done, we have several recommendations at ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief.