How to Properly Clean and Disinfect Your Home or Business Against Covid 19

We are all worried about the COVID 19 virus. However, with proper social distancing and proper cleaning/disinfecting, we can keep ourselves, friends, family and customers safe.

This information has been taken directly from the CDC website.

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
  • Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted. (see proper bleach dilutions below)

    Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
  • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
  • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
  • Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claimspdf iconexternal icon are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:
    Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely, or Use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims that are suitable for porous surfaces.

The thing that stands out is that before disinfecting, you must clean and remove any soil for the disinfectant to work property. This is where Spotless can help you take care of your home and business.

Grout is one of the dirtiest surfaces in your home. You can mop every day and dirt and soil collect in the low spot, which is your grout. Just scrubbing and wiping does not remove it all. Spotless has the correct equipment to clean your grout and remove all of the soil out to our truck.

We can also do the same thing for your carpet. Our 240 degree water and strong vacuum will clean, sanitize and remove all of the soil out to our truck for proper disposal.

We are also taking extra steps to keep you and our employees safe during these times.

  1. NO employee is to show up for work if they are experiencing ANY symptoms.
  2. Social distancing - There is no reason for us to come within 6 ft of your or your family. We even have a process in place where we can send you a text and you can pay via the link with debit or credit card immediately.
  3. Hand-sanitizer before and after every customer.
  4. We are wiping down all equipment that goes into a customers home or business when we finish the job and before it goes back into our vans for transport to the next job.

Give Spotless a call today to help you take care of your home and business to keep your family, friends, employees and customers safe!

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