With over 200,000 already confirmed cases of the new CORONAVIRUS in the United States, social distancing and proper personal hygiene have become the most important rules of our days.
Under these circumstances, it is only normal to try your best to live your life according to the advice from the authorities, and this involves cleaning and sanitizing all the surfaces in and around your house multiple times a day.
So, how can you keep yourself and your family safe during these uncertain times? Maids Beyond by Lidiane has a few tricks that will help you fight the new dangerous CORONAVIRUS, without leaving your house.
Buy smart without being a hoarder
Even though the first impulse would be to raid the supermarkets and fill your shopping carts with everything you find on hand, avoid the temptation and shop smartly. Make a shopping list and stick to it – the most important things you should stock on are food supplies and medicines. However, avoid being a hoarder and buying everything you can as you will end up spending a lot of money on items that you will end up throwing away.
Don’t forget about the cleaning supplies, especially if you have children or pets living with you. Given that you will still spend a few weeks in isolation or quarantine, it is important to have enough bleach-based cleaning supplies, and alcohol-based wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and others.
Thoroughly clean the places where you spend most of the day
Since many people will be forced to work from home, this means spending more time inside a closed environment and increasing the risk of allergies or stress-based reactions. The best way to prevent this is to thoroughly clean your office, living room or kitchen at least once every other day.
Vacuum, wipe off the dust, wash the floors and the carpets, and keep the windows open during the day to allow all chemical-based substances to dissipate and enjoy the fresh air. Keep in mind that, according to the latest reports from WHO, the novel CORONAVIRUS can linger in droplets in the air and on surfaces such as steel or plastic for up to several days. Therefore, bleacher and alcohol-based cleaners are the most efficient ways to keep your house clean.
Door handles, sink faucet, railings, and toilet seats should be disinfected daily while the kitchen counters, your working desk, laptop and phone at least once every other day.
Wash & steam clothes and accessories
Social distancing, isolation, and quarantine are almost impossible if you still have to go out for work or to buy groceries and medicines. Apart from minimizing contact with all strangers, you should also make sure to clean or wash your clothes every time you come home.
Put all the clothes, including the jacket, inside the washing machine and wash them at a longer program to have them clean for the next round of groceries. Keep your shoes separate from the rest of the house, preferably in an area where pets and children are not allowed.
The virus can resist up to 4-6 hours on textiles, so, if you cannot wash all your clothes every time you go outside, at least leave them on the hallway or in an isolated place from the rest of the house for at least 4 hours before touching or wearing them again.
Wash your hands at least once an hour or every time you touch a surface that hasn’t been cleaned or sanitized.
Ask for professional cleaning services
No matter how hard you try, using over-the-counter products will never keep your house clean and safe 100%. If you don’t have the time, the products or the knowledge to perfectly sanitize your house, a professional cleaning service is the right solution.
Maids Beyond by Lidiane is a company with over 14 years of experience that promises to meet the highest cleaning standards for residential and commercial buildings, keeping you, your family or your employees safe from the dangers of the new COVID-19.
All our maids are thoroughly trained and we provide referrals upon request. To limit social contact and meet the requirements of the Government regarding social distancing, only one maid will be present in the house, fully equipped with disposable protection equipment.
We never clean more than two houses per day and we respect all the norms of hygiene and the latest recommendations regarding the spread of the COVID-19.
We offer professional cleaning as well as full maid services around the Atlanta, GA area. You can book online in only 60 seconds or reach out to us during our working hours.
Starting all the way from Wuhan in China, the coronavirus has made its way across the world, moving fast enough for the World Health Organization to call it a pandemic. As a result of this rampant COVID-19 crisis, Americans have become anxious and increasingly scared of crowded places and communal spaces.
The good news is that preventing the virus can be done with the same set of precautions used to keep away colds and flu. In this period where self-isolation is now the order of the day, here is how to keep your home and family free from the disease.
Keep Washing Those Hands
For a very good reason, admonitions to wash your hands are almost starting to sound like a siren. It is one of the basic but critical practices you need to adopt in stopping the spread of respiratory viruses and other germs. It is also one of the many measures recommended for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To curb the spread of this virus in your home, wash your hands regularly. At least, after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Use soap or a sanitizer and scrub every part for at least 20 seconds.
Did you unavoidably have someone over and you do not know if they are COVID-19 positive? The best way to keep your house free of the virus is to wipe the most-touched surfaces. Did the visitor handle your remote, fiddle with your doorknob, drink from your cup or lean on your fridge? As much as it is weird to limit what they do in your living space, you can sanitize or sterilize these surfaces once they are gone. Also, at least once a day, try to spray your home to get rid of any airborne chances of the infection.
Limit Bodily Contact
So something needs to be done and you go to a supermarket to get some groceries. While you are out there, try as much as possible to not physically contact people or touch places where you know everyone else is bound to touch. Depending on where you reside, work or school, social distancing is highly recommended, which is why many events, including the NBA, are now being canceled. Coronavirus spreads fast, and a single touch can get you infected. So it is best to make sure you limit physical contact with people.
Have Sanitizers On You
Not everyone has been given the go-ahead to work from home yet, and not everybody actually can. So if your job description does not fit into the remote category, it means you will still be going out there to earn a livelihood. But while you do, have hand sanitizers in handy. Have one in your office, one in your car, one in your handbag or backpack and definitely several in your home. If you have kids, teach them to use these things whenever they touch or do certain things around the house.
Another way to limit the spread of coronavirus in your home is to get tested. If you are having symptoms, which can include breathing problems, running nose, body aches, and repeated sneezing, you should probably go to the nearest testing center. That is the only way you can be sure whether or not you have it and if you should get quarantined. It is better you spot it early on than the virus spreading across your family and putting your loved ones in danger. Also, remember to stay indoors if you were exposed to the pandemic.
The world’s top researchers and medical experts are bursting to seem to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. But while they do their bit and hope to get results soon, you can protect yourself and your family by staying aware.