Everyone is paying extra attention to the cleanliness of their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Here at Speed Cleaning, we’d like to remind you that it’s never a bad time to switch to green cleaning products for your everyday cleaning needs and move away from the more toxic traditional cleaners. Consistent cleaning with environmentally-friendly products helps your home become healthier and reduces the use of chemicals you and your family are exposed to.
But these are certainly not usual times, and green cleaners may wonder how to stick with cleaning green right now.
The CDC recommends that first, people clean surfaces and then disinfect them in order to protect against the novel coronavirus. Environmentally-friendly products like those at Speed Cleaning can help you with the cleaning part. Then, in order to kill the coronavirus, you’ll need to bring in proven disinfectants—many with chemicals and toxins. But there are disinfectants with less hazardous chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, lactic acid, ethyl alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol. These chemicals don’t cause allergic reactions or asthma.
So what’s a Green Cleaner to do in these times? Do your basic, everyday cleaning with green, environmentally-friendly cleaners. Once clean, bring out the disinfectant to sanitize high touch surfaces as you battle the coronavirus. The pros at Speed Cleaning suggest you disinfect these high touch surfaces in your home and office with products recommended by the CDC and EPA to kill the coronavirus.
Here are a few high touch areas to clean:
- Light switches
- Cabinet handles
- Drawer handles
- Toilet handles
- Microwave handle and buttons
- Coffee pot handle
- Filtered water pitcher handle
- Refrigerator door handle
- Hard-backed chairs
- TV remotes
The CDC has a great site with information about how to protect yourself, how to clean and disinfect, and much more.