Stuck at home? Start your spring cleaning & disinfect from viruses, mold, pollutants, pollens and more in the process.
As the coronavirus continues to disrupt our daily lives and we are stuck at home, why not make the best of it and start spring cleaning! Not only will you feel productive, but you will also be mitigating any lingering germs in the process. For most, this is a scary time and disinfecting is on all our minds – not only from the coronavirus and flu but other daily bacterial exposures.
Most people think spring cleaning means cleaning out your closets, junk drawers and garages, however there is so much more you could could be doing to benefit the health of your family in the process. Here are some recommendations from a professional exterior cleaning company:
Pressure Washing: The exterior surfaces of your home such as your porch, play set, deck, sidewalk, siding, driveway and patio furniture collect unwanted growth and germs all year long such as pollens, pollutants and animal droppings that can carry bacteria harmful to your family’s health. Pressure washing your exterior surfaces is a great start on clearing buildup from outside your home, however using bleach mixtures and cleaning surfactants ensure that your areas are disinfected and future growth is diminished. Most pressure washing professionals use a biodegradable disinfecting cleaning solution to kill mold, mildew, bacteria, algae, fungus, moss and more. For more on pressure washing: FAQS on Pressure Washing
Window Cleaning: Often people think of having their windows professionally cleaned as a luxury and they rarely think it is needed but over time your windows get built up with dirt, animal droppings, pollution and whatever else the winter season exposes to them. As the season changes, and we start opening our windows for fresh air, ensure you are not letting that build up in your home by cleaning your windows on a regular basis. Especially for those with allergies, the pollen build up on your windows and screens flying around your house can call for a pretty miserable experience. In some instances, having your windows professionally cleaned is cheaper than going out and purchasing all the equipment to do it yourself. For more information on window cleaning: FAQs on Window Cleaning
Gutter Cleaning: Generally people think of gutter cleaning as a way to prevent water damage, structure damage and fire hazards; however, your gutters are also a breeding ground for bacteria, wasp nests, animal droppings and carcasses. Regular gutter cleaning can help prevent exposure of these bacteria’s and hazards to your family.
It is always important to remember, if you are going to handle these matters on your own, always take the necessary safety precautions, when needed, such as using gloves, face masks and the PROPER cleaning solution mixtures. In the event you want to ensure the job is done correctly and that your surfaces are disinfected, we recommend hiring a professional.
If you are concerned about proper disinfecting of your household surfaces, here is more information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to properly disinfect surfaces from the coronavirus:
“For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective. Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.” General Recommendations for Routine Cleaning and Disinfection of Households
Thanks for reading!
–Space Clean, a locally owned and operated pressure washing and window cleaning company serving Rochester, NY and surrounding areas.