CDC Recommendations for Cleaning Common Items
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) makes cleaning recommendations for cleaning surfaces and everyday items to help stop the spread of viruses and this includes your carpets. In addition to contact from person to person, viruses can also spread quickly by touching a contaminated surface or object. It is essential to follow the CDC recommendations for cleaning everyday items, especially carpets.
Develop a Plan. Before you can implement these CDC recommendations, you should first make a plan to know when to clean and when to disinfect. Some homes do not require as much cleaning as others, so it is up to you to determine whether to clean more frequently or if once a day will suffice. This planning stage also allows you to know what disinfectants you mean need in addition to any soap, detergent, special equipment, or cleaners required.
Clothes. Make sure to use the warmest water setting that is appropriate, and items should be dried thoroughly. Laundry baskets and clothes hampers should also be cleaned according to guidance for cleaning surfaces.
Hard Surfaces. Make sure to clean surfaces that are touched often, especially if you have visitors in your home. If your home is a high-traffic area where people come in and out frequently, you should also focus on making sure hard surfaces remain clean. When you see visibly dirty surfaces, make sure to clean and disinfect them immediately and more frequently.
You should make sure to use the proper cleaners and disinfect them. You should also focus on cleaning:
Soft Surfaces. Carpets fall into this category because they are not easy to disinfect and sometimes require special tools, machinery, and equipment. Make sure to clean not only your carpets but rugs and drapes as well with soap and water or cleaners made specifically to clean these types of surfaces. For carpets, you should vacuum them thoroughly and remove all dirt.
Electronics. You should always follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning electronic devices and consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics. You can buy covers for most phones, laptops, tablets, keyboards, touchscreens, and more. To clean electronics, most products can be cleaned with a soft, microfiber cloth and a disinfectant such as alcohol because it dries quickly.
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