June 25, 2020 1:45 pm Cleaning Tips, RITZ Products, RITZ Retail, Uncategorized

Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning! Quarantine is a great time to get a handle on all those cleaning tasks that you can always justify putting on the back burner. And with coronavirus (Covid-19) still a concern, sanitizing your home from top to bottom has never been more important. Read on as we dive into how to sanitize your home and all of your belongings for protection against Covid-19.

Cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces frequently can help lower the chances of you or a loved one of contracting Covid-19 and lower your chances of spreading it to someone else if you have it but are asymptomatic. Therefore, cleaning helps everyone! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still recommending that we all take steps to clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces in our homes (read more here).

It is important to note that cleaning and disinfecting are slightly different things. Cleaning is about removing contaminants from a surface, while disinfecting is about killing pathogens. It is recommended to do both daily (especially if anyone new has entered or you have left your home and came back for any reason). Transmission of the virus is still much more likely to occur from in-person contact, but the CDC still recommends cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces at least once a day.

First, clean these surfaces by removing any dust or dirt by wiping them with soapy water/cleaning spray and a towel (RITZ® Microfiber Cloths work well here). Next, apply a disinfectant spray that is appropriate for the surface you are cleaning. If you’re having trouble finding disinfectant sprays or wipes, just do a thorough cleaning job with soap, hot water and the cleaning products you do have. For your convenience, RITZ® towels are safe to use with non-chlorine bleach as well. Researchers have found that the coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces such as cardboard for 24 hours, but up to two or three days on stainless steel and plastic surfaces, which is why sanitizing daily is so important.

Possible disinfectant options:

Some basic cleaning tips:

 

Things to consider sanitizing daily:

 

Deep cleaning can be done less often, but is still important for sanitizing all of the surfaces of your home that may not be touched quite as much. You’ll want to think about larger areas of your home like flooring and items you may not think to clean as often such as ceiling fans, small kitchen appliances and your washing machine.

Deep cleaning (weekly):

 

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the best practices for sanitizing your home in 2020 and that you and your family remain safe. Listed below are the RITZ® products that we recommend for sanitizing your home. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us here.

RITZ® Products that will be helpful for sanitizing your home: