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May 16, 2020

The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting While Moving

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

The Coronavirus outbreak has disturbed life for many individuals throughout the world, in numerous ways. If you are planning to move during this pandemic, then you might struggle to put off the date of your relocation. Therefore, you might be anxious about the potential hazards of relocating in the middle of the catastrophe.

Luckily, you'll find things you can do to keep safe when working with your moving company in Atlanta and also through your move. This article will give attention to tips on how to successfully clean and sanitize your things throughout the move and avoid possible infection. Initially, let us go over some primary background info.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

As reported by the CDC, COVID-19 is most often distributed through respiratory droplets when folks are within six feet of one another. This is the reason there's been such a hefty concentration on "social distancing" - it might actually help to prevent the added distribution of the virus.

Besides social distancing, the CDC also recommends routine handwashing, along with comprehensive washing and disinfecting of possibly infected materials. What is the distinction between cleaning and disinfecting? Generally, cleaning entails removing microorganisms from a surface; disinfecting consists of killing any kind of germs that stay on the surface. Consequently, you will need to not just clean frequently touched areas and belongings, yet to also sanitize them.

Below are some tips to remember during your relocation:

Keep Cleaning Supplies Near at Hand

COVID-19 is a simple virus to kill compared to other contagious ailments. All you must have are normal home cleaning products along with appropriate safety equipment. Numerous homeowners utilize EPA-registered disinfectants such as Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and also Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep the surfaces clean. You may also put together a home-made mixture utilizing rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or a mix of water together with bleach or vinegar. (Remember to do your own research prior to using any DIY cleaning solution.) You'll want to also have hand protection, masks, cloths, hand sanitizer, and hand soap on hand.

When you have got cleaning supplies accessible, it is possible to spring into action if you need to clean and sanitize areas or even possessions.

Keep Your Doors, Cabinets, and Closets Open for the Packing Folks

COVID-19 can endure on surfaces for quite a while: from a few hours, to as much as a couple of days, depending upon the material concerned. Because of this, ensure that you get rid of the need for your professional movers in Atlanta to contact high-contact surfaces, for example doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, and also drawers open as you can and please remember to give the moving crew a good amount of room while they go inside and out of the home.

Discuss Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Good communication is a crucial part of solid planning. Before Moving Day arrives, make sure that you and your moving company in Atlanta are on a similar page in relation to safety precautions. For example, you might want to ask the following questions:

· Are the movers/packers taught to exercise social distancing to the level possible?

· What kind of safety equipment will they be wearing? Will they wear masks and hand protection?

· Do all the movers understand the importance of good personal hygiene? Do they commit to practice regular handwashing during the day?

It is advisable to make your expectations clear before the packing folks arrives, so that neither they nor you will experience a distressing shock.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta, we recognize that there are portions of your life that simply may not be placed on hold - crisis or no crisis. That's why we are committed to offering you the safest and most effective moving assistance possible. If you want to get more info, reach out to us today.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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