First, we at Attention to Detail NW hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this time. With all of the news coming in from all directions about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, things can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we wanted to put together this short and handy guide to help you and your loved ones keep clean during the crisis. In the end, staying clean will always help in keeping you and your loved ones healthy.
What Can You Do to Fight the Virus at Home?
There is good news in the COVID-19 crisis and it's this: You have control over the virus on the surfaces of your home. The Centers for Disease Control has this to say about cleaning in homes:
"Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product."
It's simple, common sense, yet highly effective advice. Despite the fear that may be joined with the crisis, this advice says that you have control in your own home as far as keeping your home clean against COVID-19. Some may ask the question, "Is it really that effective? It seems too good to be true." That's a fair statement to make, so let's address that.
“How Effective is Cleaning on My Home?”
A recent article from the magazine, Science, had this to say about soap and household disinfectants:
"The good news from investigations of the coronavirus spread, says Juan Leon, an environmental health scientist at Emory University, is that past studies show common household disinfectants, including soap or a diluted bleach solution, can deactivate coronaviruses on indoor surfaces. “Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a protective fat layer,” Leon says. Disinfectants tear apart that fat layer, Leon says, which makes coronaviruses “fairly wimpy” compared to noroviruses and other common viruses that have a more robust protein shell."
Hopefully this boosts your confidence in your ability to control the spread of COVID-19 in your own home. And just to give you a bit more of a boost in keeping things clean during this time, here is a link to some quick tips from Kaiser Permanente (where a vaccine trial for COVID-19 has just started in Seattle).
We Care About You
While our community, our nation, and our world are going through a lot, know that you are not by yourself in this. Your community and loved ones are at the ready to help. Here at Attention to Detail NW, we're also at the ready. If you are still not sure and need a professional cleaning service to come in and do a deep clean or other cleaning for you, don't hesitate to call. If you or someone you know is in one of the more vulnerable groups for COVID-19, 60 years old and above, we are happy to clean for them as well. Attention to Detail NW is here and we are ready to do our part! Give us a call with any questions you may have. 425-563-5269