coronavirus prevention tips

Coronavirus Prevention Tips for Your Home

With everything going on in the world, we know that keeping your family safe and healthy is your top priority–making coronavirus prevention tips at the top of the list. While we cannot control what goes on outside of our home, taking extra precautions and disinfecting high touch points daily are just a few things you can do to keep bacteria from spreading within the walls of your home.

Related: 8 Dangerously Dirty Things You Touch Every Day

Here are a few things found in your home that could use a little extra attention, in addition to your regular cleaning schedule:


Upholstery Cleaning 

Consider how many hours you and your family spend lounging on the couch. This is especially concerning when you know how much bacteria and allergens are filled in your soft upholstered fibers. In fact, did you know that your soft upholstered furniture act as giant air filters in your home? They trap allergens and bacteria in the air but like any air filter, they have to be cleaned in order to work effectively.


Kitchen Sponges & Towels

Towels and sponges easily become filled with bacteria from food and your hands. In fact, a recent study found that kitchen sponges contain about 10 million bacteria per square inch! Next time you run the dishwasher, throw your sponge in to give it a good cleaning and kill bacteria. Another study found that towels were actually filled with more E Coli and Salmonella than any other tested surface. That being said, we’d recommend washing your hand towels often.


High Touch Point Areas

The next time you sit back and relax with the remote control in hand– consider what could be lurking on its surface. A daily wipe-down with a Clorox wipe does the trick! A few other high touch point areas include: light switches, door knobs, coffee pot handles, bathroom surfaces, handrails, drawer handles.


Carpet Cleaning

First off, if you don’t already take your shoes off at the front door, we highly recommend it with the coronavirus outbreak. While regularly vacuuming will help keep the carpet clean– it doesn’t replace what a professional carpet cleaning can do. Plus, with Chem-Dry of Wake County, you can eliminate 98.1% of common household allergens from your carpet and upholstery. In addition, a carpet cleaning can actually affect your indoor air! We remove 89% of airborne bacteria in the home, significantly improving indoor air quality.



Coronavirus Prevention Tips with Chem-Dry of Wake County

The good news is that you are not alone! Chem-Dry of Wake County provides upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning, tile cleaning and for a limited time, we are offering a complimentary wipe-down of high touch point areas with every cleaning! That includes disinfecting door knobs and light switches!



Request an appointment with Chem-Dry of Wake County today!