The CDC says disinfection is one of the best ways to fight germs, bacteria, and viruses, including COVID-19, in everyday life. Disinfecting high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, remotes, handles, toilets, sinks and light switches is critical. You can swipe a disinfectant wipe on these every day, but it’s likely you’ll miss something important. And in large spaces such as your place of business, it’s impossible to catch every high-touch surface every single day. That’s where a commercial solution like that offered by 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services is so important. We use EPA- and CDC-approved chemicals as part of our specialty cleaning and disinfecting services that offer widespread comprehensive coverage. But more on that later.
First, let’s go over all the things you should be disinfecting but probably forget about.
1. Smart Phones
Your phone is like the third hand you neglect to wash. Americans check their phones 96 times a day. That represents a lot of opportunities for germ transfer! And with our phones carrying 10 times more bacteria than toilets do, it’s pretty obvious we should be disinfecting them more often than we do.
You thought the phone was bad…the average keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat!
You may know enough not to touch your face, but that doesn’t keep most people from touching, adjusting and handling their eyeglasses several times throughout the day. The dirt, germs and oils from your fingers and face can build up on your lenses and frames very quickly.
4. Refrigerator Door Handles
Even though fridge handles don’t come in direct contact with food, they are considered to be one of the germiest places in the kitchen. A close second? The microwave touchpad.
5. Toothbrush Holders
Third only to sponges and kitchen sinks, toothbrush holders are some of the most germy items in the house. That’s because they’re usually positioned off to the side of the sink next to the toilet. When you flush, bacteria from the toilet sprays onto the holder and the toothbrushes within.
6. Laundry Baskets
Bacteria and germs will hitch a ride on your clothing and transfer to the basket. It’s important to regularly wipe down your laundry basket, especially if you have recently cleaned linens and towels from someone who was ill.
The bottom of your purse is dirtier than an airplane bathroom. Use a wipe or a pea-size amount of hand sanitizer to swipe the bottom of your bag. Never set it down on the counter or table where you wash up and eat.
8. Shared Work Spaces
Many co-workers rely on communal computers, phones, and shared work spaces, and these are considered the worst high-touch surfaces because they harbor bacteria and viruses from so many different people. Regular, comprehensive disinfection of these shared work spaces is critical to maintain a safe workspace for all.
Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services
To schedule disinfecting services for your home or place of business, get in touch with us at (248) 491-3088. We provide effective disinfecting processes and safety protocols that keep your home and business cleaner and healthier. Rest assured, our team uses gloves, masks and other safety equipment when providing services.