The rapid spread of germs has never seemed more prevalent than it is today. While all of us are staying home to avoid the coronavirus, it’s crucial to consider the potential bacteria that lie within your house. According to a recent Harvard study, the coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to three days. It’s time to kick things up a notch with spring cleaning this year, and the Anderson Restoration team is here to help.

Identify the Most Susceptive Surfaces

The virus lives for different lengths of time on different surfaces around your house. There are still plenty of unknowns when it comes to COVID-19, but experts believe factors like heat, sunlight and cold can affect the life of the coronavirus. Here are the surfaces that deserve extra attention, according to Harvard research:

Copper: The virus can live up to four hours on this material

Cardboard: The virus can live up to twenty-four hours on this material

Plastic and Stainless Steel: The virus can live up to two or three days on this material

Let’s face it — you have some combination of these surfaces around your home. Understanding the lifespan of the virus on different items in your home is crucial. It’s your job to keep family members safe and healthy, and that starts with a COVID cleaning.

Diminish the Potential Spread Amongst Your Family and Friends

We all approach social distancing recommendations differently. While some of us isolate ourselves from all loved ones, many still socialize with healthy friends and neighbors. However you choose to stay healthy, it’s a no-brainer to help make your space a virus-free zone.

Unfortunately, a quick wipe down with disinfectant wipes just isn’t enough. Anderson Restoration offers professional cleaning services that attach the virus with the right tools and cleaners. We follow a master list provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of approved disinfectants and techniques.

The Value of Disinfecting vs. Deep Cleaning

It’s generally accepted that surfaces play a role in the transmission of this virus and pathogens. Preventing the contamination inside your home starts with the right cleaning measures. There are a few steps you can take to maximize protection:

  1. Use an EPA-approved cleaning product to wipe down frequently used surfaces each day.
  2. Partner with a professional to deeply disinfect your home and outdoor living areas. This cleaning process should also be applied to your vehicles.
  3. Wash your hands often with an antibacterial soap.

We’ll Get Through This Together!

Anderson Restoration is here for your health. We serve the Jacksonville community through sanitation, water damage restoration and mold/mildew clean-up. If you haven’t sanitized your home in the last couple of months, it’s time to take the necessary steps to keep your family safe. Contact Anderson Restoration today to schedule your appointment.