How to Disinfect Your Home for Combatting COVID-19

With more and more people staying at home and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to make sure your household is safe and clean. That’s why the team from Spartacus Construction Inc. in Rochester, NY, has collected some easy and informative tips for you here.

To learn how to protect your household and keep it sanitary and safe during the pandemic, keep reading for some insight from one of Rochester, NY’s top construction companies.

Make a DIY Disinfectant  

If you don’t want to rush out to the store and spend a fortune on disinfectants, why not create your own at home? According to the Center for Disease Control’s website, it’s easy. Simply create a solution of 70% rubbing alcohol and water, or add a third of a cup of bleach per gallon of water to make your very own disinfectant solution.

When using your new cleaning solution, always be sure that the area you’re cleaning is properly ventilated. Additionally, if using a bleach solution, don’t add it to any other chemicals or cleaning solutions; the result could be harmful to your health.

What About Using Disinfectants from the Store? 

If you don’t want to make your own disinfectant and would rather purchase a solution from your local grocery store, be sure you’re buying the most effective one possible. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a regularly updated list of disinfectant recommendations that are both effective at killing COVID-19 and other bacteria, as well as eco-friendly. To be certain you buy the right one, double-check the EPA registration number, and make sure it corresponds to the one on the list.

High Touch-Point Areas to Clean 

When you’re disinfecting your household, it’s important you focus on the areas of the home where you and your family touch the most. This will effectively stop the spread of germs, like the COVID-19 virus. Be sure to sanitize things like doorknobs, tables, chairs, banisters, light switches, remotes, toilets, sinks, and faucets. For those using a solution, always wait for at least ten minutes before wiping it off the surface to ensure it’s effective.

Contact our Rochester, NY, construction company today!

The team from Spartacus Construction Inc. is always available to lend you a helping hand during these uncertain times. If you’re in need of home additions or residential or commercial construction services, contact us online today or call (585) 364-3150.