How to Disinfect Your Home to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses

How to Disinfect Your Home to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses

With Covid-19 causing many of us to practice social distancing and obeying stay-at-home orders, many people are wondering what steps they can take to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses during this time. While many are wearing face masks and gloves in public to prevent cross-contamination outside of the home— many are forgetting to practice proper sanitizing at home. At Nevada Pure Air, we will help you disinfect your home to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses during these unprecedented times!

Follow these easy steps for cleaning your home and you can help prevent the spread of germs during COVID-19.

Be Proactive

One of the best things that you can do to prevent cross-contaminating your home with germs and bacteria from outside is to be very cautious about what you do with items that have been outside (outside clothes and shoes).

Take your shoes off every time that you enter your home.
Wash your hands immediately
Don’t sit on your bed with “outside” clothes

Use Quality Cleaning Products

Using the right cleaning products for cleaning and disinfecting your home to prevent the spread of germs and disease is important, especially now more than ever. Preventing the spread of airborne viruses is a serious business and you need to make sure that you are using EPA approved and certified cleaning products.

If you do not have cleaning products at home, household cleaners like bleach will do the job for most areas like floors and bathrooms. Do make sure to follow instructions on the cleaning agent’s containers.

For clothes and bedding, it is recommended that you wash clothes on a sanitizing cycle and with laundry sanitizer that kills bacteria that other detergents leave behind.

Finally, it is important to use sanitizing wipes (Clorox wipes do the job) for wiping down surfaces, doorknobs, and anything you may touch with your hands.

Which Rooms Should You Disinfect First?

The primary rooms that you want to clean and disinfect to prevent the spread of germs are common areas. Focus on disinfecting the living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Then you can focus on disinfecting the bedrooms.

If you are healthy, a top to bottom cleaning from your carpets to your air ducts may be in order as well! The last thing you want to do is expose yourself to breathing in contaminated air and germs that have settled on your carpet or in your AC vents and filters.

Which Surfaces Are Most Important to Disinfect?

Finally, when it comes to cleaning surfaces you want to prioritize cleaning surfaces that have high-traffic. This means sterilizing doorknobs, sink faucets, eating surfaces, and bathrooms. If you have children, you will also want to sanitize and clean toys and high chairs.

Call Nevada Pure Air

At Nevada Pure Air, we can help keep the air that you breathe clean and free of illnesses by cleaning your air vents and air ducts to ensure that you breathe only the purest air. Contact our team today!

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