Helpful Cleaning Tips
Now more than ever, we remind our community that cleaning your home and office clean is a top priority. At SERVPRO of East York, we have a team of specialists that are experts in cleaning and disinfecting services.
We understand that not everyone is seeking professional cleaning at this time, therefore thought some helpful cleaning tips would help members of our community stay safe. Proper cleaning will prevent the spread of pathogens, and helps keep people healthier year-round.
Here are four tips we think could help:
1.) Wipe in One Direction:
It is important to always wipe in one direction. When you wipe a surface in one direction and then go back in the opposite direction, you are spreading the germs back onto the surface. A swift wipe in one direction will be most effective in removing germs from surfaces.
2.) Use the Right Chemicals:
Be sure to use the right chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting. Using the wrong products can damage your belongings. NEVER mix chemicals unless the label instructs you to do so - many chemical combinations can be hazardous to your health. Each cleaning product is labeled, with the intended purpose and directions for use.
3.) High-Touch Areas:
High-touch areas should be at the top of your priority list when cleaning and disinfecting. High-touch areas include areas such as counter tops, light switches, door knobs, chairs, railings, telephones, keys, restroom surfaces, coffee pot handles/dispensers, etc...
4.) Hand Washing:
We cannot stress the importance of hand washing enough! Proper hand washing goes a long ways in preventing the unnecessary spread of germs. The CDC recommends a 5-step hand washing protocol: wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry. Remember to scrub for at least 20 seconds and to clean in between your fingers and under your nails.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule professional cleaning and disinfecting, please call SERVPRO of East York at 717-665-2466.