At Elmer’s Chem-Dry, we care about the health and well-being of our customers and employees! As we all adjust to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Fort Smith, we are taking steps to ensure our cleaning services are being delivered in the healthiest manner to help protect your home and family. There are also precautions you and your family can take while at home to keep yourselves healthy, clean, and safe, so we’ve compiled our best cleaning tips to help you do just that!
1. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in common areas daily
We often don’t realize how dirty common surfaces in our home can be, but these places are perfect hiding spots for bacteria and viruses. Normally, it’s okay to clean these areas once a week; however, with the coronavirus outbreak, it’s important to disinfect them on a daily basis to make sure you and your family don’t come into contact with the virus if it’s brought into your home.
High-touch surfaces that you should be disinfecting everyday include:
- Tables and desks
- Light switches
- Hard-backed chairs
- Computers and keyboards
- Phones and tablet
2. Use proper cleaning techniques and products
Cleaning to eliminate a virus takes more than a simple wipe with a wet cloth. If surfaces are visibly dirty, first wipe them down with detergent or soap and then apply a disinfectant. When you spray disinfectant, leave the surface wet for the amount of time listed on the label before wiping it away. Letting the disinfectant sit on the surface for the proper amount of time is a commonly missed step, but it’s extremely important so that the disinfectant can work properly.
Effective cleaning products and solutions to use during this time include:
- EPA-registered household disinfectant
- Diluted household bleach solutions
- Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol
3. Wash items that can go in the laundry
Any item that can be safely laundered should be! In addition to washing your clothing, be sure to wash your rugs, bedding, towels, and pillows. Wash these items in the warmest water setting according to the manufacturer’s instructions and dry thoroughly.
Your Healthy Home Starts Here™
As your local carpet cleaners in Fort Smith, we strongly believe that a clean and sanitary environment helps your immune system stay strong to fight off sickness. All of our employees and family appreciate your trust in us to deliver a clean environment for your family, and we want your family to stay safe as we deal with the Coronavirus in Fort Smith! Our Hospital-Grade Sanitizers have been approved by the EPA for use against the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 (Read more about it here).
We can apply our sanitizer to your carpet, upholstery, tile, and other surfaces in your home to ensure they are safe for use. Give us a call at (479) 646-8800 or request an appointment here to take advantage of this sanitizer and our carpet cleaning in Fort Smith.