Ensuring you have a clean and sanitized home environment is a crucial part of helping you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe, especially while we are currently dealing with COVID-19. Our team at Midtown Dental cares for our patients and our community deeply and we’ve decided to provide some tips to help you keep your home sanitized and your family safe during this time and beyond!
Cleaning High-Touch Surfaces
Frequent cleaning is key to keeping harmful germs and bacteria at bay. Areas in your home that are frequently touched are more likely to harbor bad bacteria. High-touch surfaces, such as phones, keyboards, tables, chairs, toilets, handles, light switches, and doorknobs should be thoroughly cleaned every day or at least every other day. When cleaning and disinfecting your house, the CDC recommends always wearing gloves.
Choosing the Right Disinfectant
When choosing a disinfectant to clean surfaces in your house, we recommend making sure that it is an EPA-registered household disinfectant. EPA-registered disinfectants meet the EPA’s standards for fighting harmful germs and are specifically designed to target the coronavirus pathogen. This ensures that you are purchasing a disinfectant that has the power to thoroughly disinfect your house.
Washing Dishes & Doing Laundry
After utensils, cups, and dishes have been used, handle them with gloves and wash them with soap and hot water. We also advise washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after you finish washing the dishes and removing your gloves. Also, we advise wearing gloves when handling dirty laundry and putting it into the washing machine. It’s also a good idea to disinfect laundry hampers regularly.
Frequent Hand Washing
Even though you are in your own house, it’s important to still regularly wash your hands. Key times to clean them include, after using the bathroom, before preparing food, after petting animals, after caring for another person who may need assistance (elderly adults or children), and after you blow your nose, cough, or sneeze. By maintaining a proper hand washing routine, you can help prevent bacteria buildup on high-touch surfaces in your home.
If you have any questions about keeping your home clean and sanitized, please contact our office. We’re here for you!Contact Us