COVID-19: Disinfect Your Home Properly

Posted by Blake Johnston on

 

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on everyone. With the many challenges our communities and families have faced, safety and cleanliness has become a top priority. We understand the importance of keeping your loved ones healthy. As our world transitions into a new normal, we are doing our part in helping homeowners and small businesses create a safe environment.

While there is still much to learn about coronavirus, we have taken full measures to ensure our products can provide support to our customers in the most effective way possible. Along with pest control and landscaping, our backpack sprayers and backpack foggers can be used for disinfecting commercial and residential areas.

 

Here’s how you can keep your home disinfected using one of our backpack sprayers:

 

Clear Your Space

Before disinfecting your home, make sure to clean out all areas that will be addressed. When disinfecting indoors, start by wiping down counters and store away any items that could be exposed, such as utensils and food. For outdoor areas, clear out any brush or branches that are within three feet of your home. Effective disinfecting can only be done properly if each area is cleaned beforehand.

 

Start With The Most Common Areas

Even the cleanest homes have problem areas for bacteria and germs. There are many objects and spaces that are shared by everyone in the household, making germ transmission easy. Start disinfecting the places that are touched the most, then work your way to the harder areas.

Wipe down these everyday items daily:

Living Room / Home Office

  • Computer screens
  • Cellphones
  • Remote controls
  • Pens
  • Keyboards
  • Staircase railings
  • Light switches
  • Door knobs and handles

Bathrooms

  • Toothbrushes
  • Makeup brushes
  • Damp towels
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Bath mats
  • Soap dishes
  • Window latches
  • Sinks

Kitchen

  • Sponges
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Fridge and freezer doors
  • Silverware
  • Counters
  • Coffee maker

Bedrooms

  • Pillow cases
  • Bedsheets
  • Bedside lamps
  • Curtain pulls
  • Drawer Handles

 

Don’t Neglect Small Areas

When disinfecting at home, make sure you address small nooks and corners that are often ignored in regular cleaning. Hard-to-reach places can collect germs and potentially pose a risk to those who are nearby. Dust and grime under beds, couches, or in corners will build up if kept out of sight, out of mind.  Don’t ignore your floors. Carpet can track dirt from our shoes, making it a focal point for germs.  For inside disinfecting, we recommend using a backpack sprayer such as our 4 Gallon 21 Volt Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer. This backpack disinfectant sprayer includes four adjustable nozzles to fit any type of area indoors.

 

Be Consistent

To receive the best result, your disinfecting backpack sprayer must spray evenly. If the sprayer lacks consistency, there may be runoff and wasted product. If you’re spraying outdoors, use a backpack sprayer such as our 3HP Backpack Fogger 3-in-1 Sprayer. This backpack fogger provides power to disinfect large and far-reaching areas. It’s lightweight engine makes it ideal for comfortably spraying at home.

 

Follow CDC Guidelines

 

If you are still unsure if your disinfecting job has been done adequately, you can get more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC provides multiple sources regarding cleaning and disinfecting for households and community facilities. Here are a couple of their recommendations:

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

 

Using a disinfectant backpack sprayer is the best way to maintain a high level of sanitation inside and outside of your home. For more information on disinfecting tips and tricks, sign up for our newsletter.

 


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