RCH Cleaning Explains How to Disinfect Surfaces During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Coronavirus has everyone jittery and scared, and we understand your concerns. The experts at RCH Professional Cleaning can help your home or business cope by disinfecting all surfaces, spring cleaning your building, and doing a thorough job from top to bottom. Today’s blog from RCH Professional Cleaning explains how to disinfect surfaces to kill germs.

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What Is Disinfecting?

Cleaning or cleansing a surface may remove germs or spread them around, but it doesn’t kill them. Properly disinfecting a surface kills the germs. RCH Professional Cleaning can help to disinfect surfaces regularly to combat the transmission of germs from a surface to a person. RCH Cleaning has the tools we need to disinfect surfaces in your home or business.

Use an EPA-Approved Disinfectant

The first step to disinfecting surfaces is to use an EPA-approved disinfectant. You’ll see common household items on this list, such as hydrogen peroxide, isopropanol (rubbing alcohol), and disinfecting wipes made by companies such as Lysol and Clorox. Anything other than those on this list isn’t guaranteed to kill germs. RCH Professional Cleaning uses EPA-approved disinfectants when we eliminate bacteria on surfaces.

Follow Directions

The second step is to follow directions on the packaging of your chosen disinfectant. In general, you must leave surfaces wet for 5 to 10 minutes to disinfect properly. Some products may only need 1 minute of contact with a surface. You cannot wipe them down to dry them; you must let the surfaces air dry for maximum efficacy. Some products may say to wear gloves while cleaning. Wearing gloves is an appropriate precaution anyway if you want to limit the transmission of germs. The experts at RCH Cleaning take great care to follow instructions to ensure we kill as many germs as possible.

Start Wiping Down

Disinfectants work on a wide range of surfaces, including paint, wood, granite, masonry, cardboard, and metal. The CDC recommends routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in your home or business, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, faucets, and toilets. Consider wiping down handles on your refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer. Think gaming consoles, remote controls, mobile devices, favorite toys, lamps, and surfaces in your vehicle. RCH Professional Cleaning does a thorough job to make your building sparkle.

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Contact RCH Cleaning Today

If you need a professional cleaning company to combat the Coronavirus, RCH Cleaning is here for you. Our team is professionally trained to ensure proper disinfecting throughout any home or business. Contact our team today or call 417-763-8365 to learn more.

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