Cleaning During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Keeping homes and offices clean during the coronavirus pandemic is extremely important to help limit the spread of the disease. Homes which have vulnerable people such as children, the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions are especially at risk during these times.

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment will help keep everyone healthy from covid, the seasonal flu, colds or whatever gastro is doing the rounds. It will also help people feel more comfortable visiting your house or office, knowing their health isn’t going to take a turn for the worse.

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What options are available for cleaning?

If you follow the proper steps discussed in this article, it’s possible to effectively clean your home or office and help lower your risk of infection. Many people in Perth prefer to use a professional cleaning company, since they have trained cleaners who are prepared to properly disinfect property with high-quality cleaning supplies.

What’s the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

Cleaning is an overall terms that refers to all facets of cleaning, like the removal of germs, dirt and other grime. It can be as small as a quick, daily tidy up, or as comprehensive as a professional deep clean.

Disinfecting is focused on killing viruses and bacteria on surfaces. With disinfecting, you’ll usually see products such as isopropyl alcohol and bleach.

What should be cleaned in my house or office?

Viruses and bacteria can stay on surfaces for long periods of time, from a few hours to multiple days. To best ensure the cleanliness of your home or office, it’s best to clean your property from top to bottom.

A regular deep clean can be difficult for people who have busy schedules. Therefore, frequently-touched objects are the top priority when choosing what to disinfect first. Below are important objects that should be regularly disinfected to help lower the risk of contracting the coronavirus:

  • Door Handles
  • Light Switches
  • Phones
  • Desks
  • TV Remotes
  • Kitchen appliances such as coffee machines and refrigerator handles
  • Bathroom objects such as toilets and taps
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When should I hire professional cleaners?

There are many situations when people choose to hire professional office or home cleaning services. For some people, they just simply don’t have the time or don’t want to disturb the office. In these situations, professional cleaners save you the hassle by giving a thorough cleaning to your home or office. If timing is an issue, cleaners can come to your home while you’re working or to the office during off-hours.

Another reason people opt for a professional clean is the expert knowledge, technique and equipment used by cleaners. Professional cleaners are trained to properly clean and disinfect every nook and cranny of a property. Cleaners also have proper equipment and strong cleaning products. They can use hospital-grade cleaning supplies, eco-friendly products or even your own household supplies if it makes you feel most comfortable.

Can a DIY clean help?

DIY cleaning of frequently touched surfaces can greatly help keep homes and offices hygienic. However, it’s important to follow some tips to make sure surfaces are cleaned safely and effectively. For example, you should wear disposable gloves when disinfecting surfaces and throw them out after one use. Reusable gloves should be avoided in these situations and you should clean your hands immediately after removing the gloves. Below are some more tips to follow when cleaning specific surfaces:

Hard Surfaces:

If visibly dirty, first clean with a detergent or soap before disinfecting.

Use a disinfecting spray or wipe, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute.

Make sure to wipe all corners of the surface.

Soft Surfaces

Soft surfaces such as carpeted floors, rugs, and upholstery require special cleaning products so be sure to check that your cleaners can be used on these surfaces or hire a professional carpet or upholstery cleaner.

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Electronics such as smartphones require special attention to properly clean.

First, turn off the electronic device and remove all accessories and cables.

Next, make a cleaning solution by mixing water and hand soap in a bowl.

After making the solution, dip a lint-free cloth into the solution and wring the cloth to remove excess liquid.

Now, wipe your phone with the damp cloth.

Lastly, use a dry lint-free cloth to wipe your phone down.

Stay safe with a proper clean

Proper cleaning is important to help people stay healthy and safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following these practices can make a big difference in ensuring a home or office is clean and hygienic.

Pay attention to each type of surface to best disinfect them, wear gloves while cleaning, and regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser.

You can also choose to hire a professional cleaning service to provide a quality clean to your property. When researching cleaning providers in Perth, look for a cleaner with positive reviews from previous clients. If you’ve found a company that suits your needs, then it’s time to leave the stress of cleaning during these tough times to the professionals.

Contact us today for a no-obligation, free quote.

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