Keeping Surfaces Disinfected Between Cleanings

As the Coronavirus continues, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends we all take steps to clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces in our homes and offices. This means keeping up with regular cleanings, as well as keeping surfaces clean and disinfected between cleanings. Maintaining cleaning and disinfection in between major cleanings can help protect your home or business from potential outbreaks caused by dangerous pathogens.

Clean and Disinfect Your Home or Office

The first thing you’ll want to know is that cleaning and disinfecting are two very different things. Cleaning is about removing contaminants from a surface, where disinfecting is about killing pathogens.

Examples of high-touch surfaces to clean and disinfect daily include:

  • Doorknobs
  • Table surfaces
  • Hard dining chairs (seat, back, and arms)
  • Office chairs
  • Kitchen counters
  • Bathroom counters
  • Faucets and faucet knobs
  • Toilets (seat and handle)
  • Light switches
  • TV and game remote controls

Now that you know what you’re cleaning, here’s how you should do it.

First Clean, Then Disinfect

First, clean the surfaces, removing any contaminants, dust, or debris. You can do this by wiping them with soapy water (or a cleaning spray) and a hand towel. Then apply a surface-appropriate disinfectant. The quickest and easiest way to do this is with disinfecting wipes or disinfectant spray. Just adding these to your daily routine can help lower the risk of infection for you and anyone else in your household or office. If you aren’t able to obtain disinfectants, just do a thorough job with the soap or cleaning agents you do have. Disinfectants can include disinfecting wipes, sprays such as Lysol, isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

Bleach is excessive in most cases. Use it as a last resort if you can’t source or acquire any other kind of disinfectant. Remember to wear gloves, open your windows, and be careful.

Benefits of Regular Cleaning and Disinfection

Routine professional cleaning and disinfection from trained, well-equipped experts can provide long-term cleanliness and peace of mind in any situation where you’re worried about infectious diseases taking root and spreading. Protecting your loved ones, employees, and clients from pathogens can be as simple as calling STW Cleaning. Placing your trust in our cleaning company lets you rest easy. You can be assured that your partner in cleaning has the knowledge and experience needed to help protect the health of your loved ones, employees, and clients.

Contact STW Cleaning Today

Contact STW Cleaning today to save your weekend!  Let us get your home or office clean, pathogen free, and sparkling! We’ll take the hard work out of cleaning and disinfecting your home and office for added peace of mind and so you can lessen the risk of spreading infection.