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As the World Health Organization declares the  COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, citizens are advised to be vigilant and do what they can to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or NCOV-19.

It all starts at home. Practicing proper hygienic habits is the most effective way to avoid getting infected. Health officials advise people to wash their hands frequently, avoid crowded places, and refrain from touching the face.

But to take things a step further, homeowners may consider deep cleaning their homes as an important precaution.

Here are a few tips to remember when disinfecting your home.

Use the right solution

Disinfecting your home should start with choosing the right cleaning product for the job. You may opt for a commercial disinfectant. If you have a lot of space to cover, you can always make a disinfectant. Simply mix some bleach with water to create a solution you can use on the floor. Be sure to rinse any residue with warm water.

Check the ingredients

If you don’t mind shopping for cleaning products at your local grocery, then you go for it. However, not all these products are safe to use if you have kids and pets at home. Green cleaning products are always a safe bet, so be meticulous when you go out shopping. The best you can do is to check the ingredients for any VOCs or toxic chemicals. The American Lung Association has a resource for knowing which cleaning materials are non-toxic.

Stay protected

Of course, you need to equip yourself with the right gear before disinfecting your home. Not only does this prevent contamination but it also shields you from the adverse effects of the cleaning supplies you are using. So, remember to wear a facemask and rubber gloves before you get down to deep cleaning your home. You may also wear a cleaning apron which lets you keep all your cleaning implements close to you so you won’t have to waste time wiping everything down.

For sure, you don’t have to wait for a virus outbreak to keep your home clean and secure the health of your family. Disinfecting your home should be part of your lifestyle.

With Clean House Services, you can keep your home free from germs, bacteria and other pathogens.