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The Right Way to Disinfect

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

According to the CDC, cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces helps prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like the coronavirus, which can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours, depending on the surface. Making regularly cleaning and disinfecting those surfaces essential to prevent the spread.

Top Coronavirus Cleaning Tips:

· Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting your home.

· Clean surfaces using soap and water.

· Then, use an EPA-approved household disinfectant. Using an alcohol solution with at least 70% alcohol is also acceptable.

· Follow the instructions on the labels to ensure proper application.

· Most disinfectant products recommend keeping the surface wet for a while and ensuring you have proper ventilation during cleaning.

· Regularly clean frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks, etc.

Soft surfaces

· Clean soft items, such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, using soap and water or have your carpets professionally cleaned by Clean Indeed.

· When possible, launder the items following the instructions manual. Wash items with hot water and dry them thoroughly. Alternatively, disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant.


· For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting. In general, it’s safe to use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Wait for the surfaces to dry completely.

· Consider putting a wipe-able cover on electronics, if possible.


· Wash clothing, towels, linens, and other items following the manufacturer’s instructions.

· For the best results against pathogens, use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.

· Wear disposable gloves if you’re going to be touching laundry from a person who is sick. Even when transferring it to the dryer. Then dry the clothing on the highest heat setting.

· Remove the gloves and wash your hands right after you finish doing the laundry.

When someone is sick

Bedroom and bathroom

· The person who is sick should be separated from others in the home as much as possible by having a separate bedroom and bathroom if possible.

· Wearing gloves and a mask or other face covering, clean the area around the person who is sick only when needed to help limit your contact with the person who is ill.

· If you share a bathroom, the person who is sick should clean and disinfect after each use. If that’s not possible and the caretaker must do the cleaning and disinfecting, they should wait as long as possible first and always wear a mask and gloves.<