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Four Steps to Properly Clean Your Apartment to Prevent the Spread of Illness

Four Steps to Properly Clean Your Apartment to Prevent the Spread of Illness

Four Steps to Properly Clean Your Apartment to Prevent the Spread of Illness

Are you wondering how you can clean your apartment so that you can stay safe during the pandemic?  Proper cleaning guidelines have been issued by the health department so that you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe when you are at home.  When you live in a shared space, this may be a little more complicated, but it is still possible.  At our apartments in Jacksonville, FL, we take extra precautions to protect our residents by disinfecting, sanitizing, and cleaning all shared amenities and community spaces.  We also urge our residents to practice good hygiene.  There are a few steps you can take to properly clean your apartment so you can prevent the spread of illness.

Frequently Disinfect High-touch Surfaces

Always disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, counters, drawer handles, and remote controls.  When you disinfect these surfaces, you should use a cleaning solution that contains alcohol, since it will kill and remove the bacteria and germs entirely.  Aside from hand washing, this is one of the best defenses to stop the spread of illness.

Launder Soft Materials

After you clean soft materials, such as rugs, rags, and blankets, you should launder them.  By putting these commonly used materials into the laundry, you will sanitize and disinfect them by using detergents powerful enough to kill any germs.  When you wash, you should always use the highest water temperature that is allowed for those materials.  Also, these soft materials will have a fresh smell once you're all done.  Items like upholstery should also be thoroughly washed according to the instructions on the tags.

Invest in Reusable Gloves

When you are disinfecting all of your surfaces and cleaning shared spaces, it is recommended to wear gloves to prevent you from picking up any germs.  Reusable gloves are inexpensive and easy to discard after each use, which is also suggested by health professionals.  Gloves will stop any bacteria and germs from getting on your skin and spreading, which decreases your likelihood of coming in contact with anything.

Practice Hand Hygiene

The best line of defense to protect yourself from illness is proper hand washing techniques. When you wash your hands, make sure to rub soap throughout each finger and up onto the wrists.  Scrub for at least 20 seconds and rinse away with warm water.  This will kill any germs that may have found their way onto your hands during the cleaning process.

By following these cleaning steps, you will be able to keep your apartment properly disinfected, which will prevent the spread of illnesses.  This also keeps the rest of your apartment free from issues related to dirt, grime, and other health hazards.  Contact our apartments in Jacksonville, FL if you are looking to move into a safe and healthy residence today.