How To Properly Sanitize Anything

Follow These Steps To Properly Disinfect Your Home

– Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water prior to donning gloves and     protective gear.

– Wear disposable gloves and any other personal protective equipment you     use when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. 

– Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning and be sure to wash               hands immediately after you remove them. 

– Surfaces should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to      disinfection.

– Gloves should be worn at all times when handling dirty laundry. 

– If gloves are not available, hands should be washed immediately                     afterwards.

– Try not to shake dirty laundry as this could potentially disperse the virus       into the air. 

– Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas     (i.e.  tables, doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, handles, desks, toilets,       faucets and sink basins)

– Also clean all high touch surfaces after transitions or usage (i.e. putting         away groceries, having company over, etc.)

– When disinfecting a surface, don’t be afraid to use a little elbow grease!         The measure of force also contributes to the quality of clean.

 – Leave the surface wet with disinfectant for as long as the product                    instructions recommend. This is a critical step that people often miss.            Don’t make the mistake of quickly wiping away all the valuable                        disinfecting power in one fell swipe! Let it lie, then dry and polish as              needed. 

After Cleaning

Avoid Cross Contamination With A Vigilant Post-Cleaning Routine

– Promptly wash clothes after cleaning, especially if soiled. If possible wash     your clothes on the highest temperature setting allowed according to the       manufacturer’s instructions and/or use products with the EPA-approved       emerging viral pathogens claims that are suitable for porous surfaces.

– Immediately dispose of all potentially infectious waste in a household           waste receptacle.

– If you used protective gear that is reusable while cleaning, clean and             disinfect items which have touched contaminated (pre-cleaning) areas.         After cleaning, dispose of or clean and store protective gear as directed,         then wash hands thoroughly.

– If no gloves are used when handling dirty laundry, be sure to wash hands     afterwards.