During times of infection, cleaning and disinfecting should be an ongoing task to help halt the spread of the virus. Right now, it is more important than ever to create a safe and clean environment, both at home and at work. Ryntal Property Management has three simple yet beneficial cleaning tips to help create a clean environment.
Start with the clutter. It is very difficult to clean an area where items are blocking that task. Gathering items into small groups and taking them to specific areas is a great way to start the decluttering process. Collecting all books and putting them on a shelf, gathering all dishes and putting them in the sink, placing dirty laundry in a hamper and taking it to the laundry room, and gathering all shoes and taking them to a designated area are a few common clutter offenders that are simple. It’s important to stay focused on the goal of decluttering, not organizing as that can occur at a later time.
Removing the dirt and grim is the next step. The CDC recommends cleaning dirty surfaces with soap and water prior to disinfecting. We recommend wiping down walls, cupboards, counter tops, and tables, as well as top to bottom dusting, starting with cobwebs, vents, and fans. Finishing up with vacuuming all floors prior to mopping.
Once the cleaning is complete it is time to disinfect. This step is extremely important on surfaces that are frequently touched such as, doorknobs, light switches, phones, faucets, etc. Bleach and Alcohol are recommended by The CDC as they are known to be effective against the coronaviruses and other bacteria in general. To work effectively, the disinfecting agents need to remain on the surface for the recommended length of time noted on the label.
No matter how much or how little time is spent cleaning and disinfecting, each action has an impact on everyone. Ryntal suggests cleaning and disinfecting as you go to help protect us all from spreading illness.