CDC guidelines recommend that we clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, there may be some surfaces you may not even realize that you interact with daily that need to be disinfected.

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Tips For Keeping Your Home Sanitized

Cell Phones

With the slow erosion of landlines, cell phones have become the dominant way to reach out and hold a conversation. As you hold your cell phone to your ear, you are transmitting oil, dead skin, and other particles to its surface. Cleaning your phone with a gentle cleansing wipe approved for electronics will prevent the spread of any of these particles.

Handles

Opening your microwave or refrigerator is something you can do several times during the day without a thought. That is why it is important to make sure you are cleansing these areas with a disinfectant spray or wipe. This can prevent the transfer of germs to any of your food or beverages.

Light Switches

It may take two people to change a lightbulb, but it only takes one person to prevent the spread of bacteria. Beginning to incorporate sanitizing your light switches into your cleaning routine can promote a continuously healthy lifestyle.

Television Remote

As you sit on the couch, scrolling through the TV Guide on your television remote, you may not think about the germs occupying the buttons that you are pressing. While washing your hands does help prevent the spread of bacteria, if the surfaces you touch already have bacteria on them, you may be wasting your time and your water!

Contact Collier Home Care

Our senior caregivers provide light housekeeping, including wiping down frequently used surfaces, cleaning immediately living areas, and tidying up areas as used by our clients. Collier Home Care is dedicated to making sure all of our clients are able to live safely and independently in their homes. Give us a call today!