The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting While Moving

Cleaning while movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The COVID-19 outbreak has disturbed everyday life for lots of people worldwide, in numerous ways. If you are planning to move through this crisis, you might be unable to delay the date of your move. Therefore, you might be anxious about the potential dangers of relocating in the middle of this turmoil.
 

Fortunately, there are actions you can take to remain safe when working with your moving company in Colorado Springs as well as through your move. This short article will concentrate on how you can effectively clean and disinfect your belongings during the move and prevent possible infection. First, let us examine a bit of key background information.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is most frequently spread through respiratory droplets when individuals are within 6 feet of another person. This is the reason there is such a heavy focus on "social distancing" - it can actually help to stop the further spread of the virus.

Aside from social distancing, the CDC additionally recommends routine handwashing, along with complete washing and disinfecting of possibly infected materials. What's the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Generally, cleaning consists of removing germs from a surface; disinfecting entails killing any germs that remain on the surface. As a result, you will need to not just clean frequently touched areas and items, however to also sanitize them.

Below are some tips to bear in mind throughout your relocation:

Have Cleaning Products Near at Hand

COVID-19 is a straightforward virus to remove in comparison to other contagious diseases. All you must have are common household cleaners and proper safety equipment. A lot of homeowners make use of EPA-registered disinfectants such as Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep their areas clean. You can even put together a home-made formula using rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or even a combination of water with bleach and/or vinegar. (Please carry out your own research ahead of using any DIY cleaning product.) Be sure to likewise have gloves, face masks, rags, hand sanitizer, and hand soap accessible.

If you have cleaning products accessible, you can easily leap into motion if you need to clean and sanitize surfaces or your belongings.

Keep Your Doors, Cabinets, and Closets Open for the Moving Crew

COVID-19 can live on surfaces for quite some time: anywhere from a couple of hours, up to several days, depending upon the material in question. For this reason, ensure that you remove the need for your professional movers in Colorado Springs to touch high-contact surfaces, for example doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, and also drawers open as possible and please remember to give the moving folks plenty of room as they go in and out of the residence.

Talk about Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Good communication is a crucial element of suitable preparation. In advance of when Moving Day comes around, be sure that you and your moving company in Colorado Springs are on the same page on the subject of safety measures. For instance, you might want to ask the following questions:

· Are the movers/packers taught to practice social distancing to the extent possible?

· What sort of safety equipment will they be wearing? Will they be wearing masks and gloves?

· Do all the movers know the importance of good hygiene? Do they arrange to practice frequent handwashing throughout the day?

It is advisable to make your expectations clear ahead of when the packing folks shows up, so that neither they nor you will experience an upsetting surprise.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs, we recognize that there are parts of your life which clearly cannot be placed on hold - pandemic or no pandemic. That's why we're devoted to providing you the safest and most successful moving support achievable. If you want to learn more, reach out to us today.

 

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