By now you have heard and most likely read it all when it comes to the COVID-19, aka the novel Coronavirus.
Truth be told, there is a lot of information, fear, and hysteria surrounding the pandemic, which is why it’s best to only use the CDC as an informational resource. The CDC is updating its website routinely and recommending everyone:
- Wash their hands often and for 20 seconds
- Practice social distancing when out and about
- Avoid those who are sick
- If you’re sick, or someone in your home is sick, stay at home
That being said, as exterior cleaning specialists in the Northeren Virginia area, we have been getting asked, “What are some preventative coronavirus cleaning measures we can take?”
Here is what we have to say about the topic!
Preventative Sanitizing 101
Prevention, the action of stopping something from happening or arising (or growing/spreading).
If you have ever wrestled or been around the sport, you will know that before and after every practice and match, wresters “Mop the mats” to prevent the spread of skin infections like ringworm.
Wrestlers will tell you that you can’t stop the spread of skin infections, but you can mitigate them with proper hygiene and preventative cleaning, aka mopping the mats.
Prevention is not a new term and it’s not exclusive to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s talk about preventative sanitizing of walkways, driveways, playgrounds and high traffic areas in both your home and work.
Preventative sanitizing isn’t reserved for just pandemics, it’s something that should be of common practice to help prevent:
- The flu
- Strep throat
- Coronavirus (Common cold) & COVID-19 strain
High touch areas like vending machines, benches, public bathrooms, walkways, and playgrounds are already germ magnets. So if not now then when… the best time to sanitize these places is NOW!
The germs that are spread on a playground are endless. Proper playground sanitization starts with the right amount of organic cleaning soap mixed with the appropriate amount of bleach so that the job is done correct and safe for kids to use after.
Typically, playgrounds in communities, at schools, and located within daycares benefit from a monthly sanitization. Just like wrestling mats, preventative measures are vital.
Right now, Bright Exterior Cleaning is offering $100 off any sanitation packages!
The transmission of germs and viruses via walkways might not be as common as the playground counterpart, but where feet go, so does germs.
Patios, walkways, sidewalks, and driveways are hard surfaces that should be power-washed annually (at the very least).
If there is a bad flu season, like 2019-2020, or worse – a Coronavirus Pandemic – it’s not a bad idea to get this done just to be safe. It’s also something that will look good after it’s done too!
While a Christmas Story frozen pole lick might not occur on your home, it’s not a bad idea to make your home look great and take extra precautions. The current Coronavirus is not airborne and does not sit on the side of your home.
That being said, the best time to take preventative measures is now and a house wash using the Bright Exterior Methods won’t hurt!
So what does all this preventative cleaning mean for you?
If you happen to be in the childcare/school/small business industry this article might apply more for you than the common homeowner.
Regardless, Bright Exterior Cleaning is here to help the community in any way we can during this tough time. At the present time, we are offering “Community Service” cleanings in which we are helping local communities and schools with consulting in addition to our cleaning.
If you know someone who is in need of consultation or sanitation, let us know here. We are 100% focused on helping the local communities of Nokesville, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and even into Loudoun and Fairfax County.
Also, don’t forget:
If you have a sanitation question, reach out!
This is the time to reach out if you have a question! If you have been to Walmart or Costco, presently, you have seen people buying all different types of disinfectants from,
The key item to consider with all of this is not to just blindly mix all of these. There are ratios and ways to go about proper sanitation cleaning.
Final Take on Coronavirus Sanitation
During times like these it is important to do the following:
- Take a deep breath
- Find out what you’re grateful for
- Wash your hands (even more than normal)
- Get lotion for your soon to be dry hands from the washing
- Help others, especially the elderly
- Keep your mindset POSITIVE
- Do some preventative cleaning – it won’t hurt!
Spring cleaning is something most do every year. 2020 is no different, other than there is a pandemic which might mean you clean a little bit deeper and harder this year!
However, as important as preventive sanitation and cleaning might be, the best thing you can do for yourself and loved ones is STAY POSITIVE!
Worrying about getting the COVID-19, your money, or whatever else isn’t going to make things better. Remember, tough times do not last, tough people do. And now is a better time than ever to remain tough, laugh, and be grateful!
And why you’re at it, laugh at some “Coronavirus Memes” to keep things light! Here are 40, and a few more for you to enjoy!
How the Coronavirus Spreads:
Who started all of this anyway?
Traveling this summer?
In all seriousness, please let us know how we can help and if you have any questions, please reach out here!
~Tyler – Bright Exterior Cleaning