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Common Sense Cleaning

DISENFECTING YOUR HOME

  • Clean Regularly
  • Cleaning with a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent reduces the amount of germs on surfaces and decreases risk of infection from surfaces. In most situations, cleaning alone removes most virus particles on surfaces.
  • Disinfection to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at home is likely not needed unless someone in your home is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours.

When and how to clean surfaces in your home

  • Clean high-touch surfaces regularly and after you have visitors in your home. Focus on high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, handles, light switches, and countertops.
  • Clean other surfaces in your home when they are visibly dirty or as needed.
  • Clean them more frequently if people in your household are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. You might also choose to disinfect.
  • Clean surfaces using a product suitable for each surface, following instructions on the product label.

5 steps to reduce contamination of surfaces

  1. Take steps in your home to limit contamination of surfaces from airborne particles or from touching surfaces with contaminated hands.
  2. Ask visitors who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks.
  3. Follow guidance for people who are fully vaccinated before inviting visitors to your home.
  4. Isolate people who are sick with COVID-19.
  5. Have everyone in your household wash hands often, especially when returning from outside activities.

When Someone is SickHow to Disinfect Safely

  • Disinfect your home when someone is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours. Disinfecting kills any remaining germs on surfaces and reduces the spread of germs. Keep disinfectants out of the reach of children.

How to disinfect:

  • ALWAYS follow the directions on the label. The label includes instructions on how to use the product and specific instructions to keep you safe.
  • Keep disinfectants out of the reach of children.
  • Check the label to find out what personal protective equipment (PPE) you need to use your product safely (such as gloves, glasses, or goggles).
  • Clean visibly dirty surfaces with household cleaners containing soap or detergent before disinfecting if your disinfectant product does not have a cleaning agent (check the label to verify).
  • Use a disinfectant product from EPA that is effective against COVID-19.
  • Read the label to make sure it meets your needs. If products are not available, bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Many products recommend keeping the surface wet with a disinfectant for a certain period of time.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation while using any disinfectant by keeping doors and windows open and using fans to help improve air flow.
  • Immediately after disinfecting, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after removing gloves. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. If hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

We all need to do our part in keeping our families, our homes and most importantly ourselves free and safe from germs and viruses. SAY YES to a clean tomorrow. DLux Cleaning offers a Deep Cleaning service that will clean & sanitize your entire home. Just check out the website for discounts and more and get your home one step closer to a sparkling & sanitary home for all.

Here is a list of EPA approved disenfectants to use against Covid-19.

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