As the second wave of COVID-19 increases throughout the United States, we wanted to share some simple tips and tricks that you can take to help keep your home and your family safe and healthy.
Cleaning is known as removing dirt, dust, and particles from areas, but it does not necessarily kill germs – which is why disinfecting is a necessity.
On the CDC‘s website, they go over recommendations for routine disinfecting within your household. “Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants.”
Cleaning AND disinfecting these areas, can help reduce your chances of getting sick.
Since COVID-19 is still a new virus, it is even more important to wash your hands regularly.
The CDC shared an article discussing the importance of washing your hands, especially right now with the number of COVID-19 increasing: “Washing your hands is easy, and it is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.”
Remembering to wash your hands regularly, can help prevent the spread of illnesses and keep those around you safe.
During the first round of COVID-19, panic buying was widespread throughout the United States, which sometimes made it to be hard to get the foods you enjoy and that are healthy for you.
To help make this second wave easier for you and your family, try stocking up (without hoarding or over buying) and making healthy meals that you can freeze ahead of time.
This will allow you to have some peace of mind as we head into this second wave that also will be unfolding at the same time as the traditional cold and flu season.
As we mentioned earlier, regularly cleaning and disinfecting your commonly touched areas is needed to help prevent you or your loved ones from getting sick, but don’t forget to restock your cleaning supplies as well.
Besides food and toilet paper flying off the shelves during the first wave, germ-killing products like Clorox or Lysol were nowhere to be found.
If you’re able to find them, we recommend adding a container of wipes or spray when you’re doing your grocery shopping but, again, remember not to overstock.
This way, you’ll have what you need to make it through this wave.
Besides disinfecting commonly touched areas, you must regularly clean your home as a whole. Create a cleaning schedule to designate days for specific tasks.
For a more in-depth explanation and outline, check out our blog post, where we share ten habits to keep your home cleaner.
Help protect you and your family during this second wave and cold and flu season by hiring a professional cleaning service to take over the deep cleaning.
Feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re here to help.