The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting While Moving

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

The novel Coronavirus outbreak has disturbed everyday life for lots of people all over the world, in numerous ways. If you are planning to move throughout this crisis, then you might not be able to postpone the date of your relocation. As a result, you may be concerned with the possible hazards of moving in the center of the turmoil.
 

Luckily, there are things you can do to stay safe and sound when working with your moving company in Atlanta as well as throughout your move. This article will focus on the best way to effectively clean and disinfect your things during the move and steer clear of possible illness. To start with, let us examine a bit of significant background information.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

As per the CDC, the coronavirus is most frequently distributed through respiratory droplets when folks are inside of six feet of each other. This is the reason there has been such a hefty focus on "social distancing" - it may certainly help to avoid the added spread of the virus.

Besides social distancing, the CDC additionally advises frequent handwashing, along with comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting of possibly infected surfaces. Is there a difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Generally, cleaning entails removing microorganisms from a surface; disinfecting involves killing all germs which stay on the area. As a result, it is important to not merely clean often touched surfaces as well as items, however also to disinfect them.

Here are some tips to bear in mind during your relocation:

Keep Cleaning Supplies Close at Hand

COVID-19 is a simple virus to kill compared to similar transmittable diseases. All you really need are common home cleaning products along with proper safety equipment. Many homeowners make use of EPA-registered disinfectants including Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep their areas clean. You can also create a home-made formula making use of rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or a mix of water along with bleach and/or vinegar. (Remember to carry out your own research prior to utilizing any DIY cleaning solution.) You'll want to also have hand protection, masks, rags, hand sanitizer, and hand soap accessible.

If you have got cleaning products available, it is possible to spring into motion if you have to clean and disinfect surfaces or your belongings.

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

COVID-19 can live on surfaces for quite a while: anywhere from a couple of hours, to a couple of days, dependant upon the material involved. For that reason, be sure to get rid of the need for your professional movers in Atlanta to touch high-contact areas, such as doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, as well as drawers open as possible and don't forget to give the moving folks a good amount of room when they go in and out of the home.

Discuss Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Superb communication is a crucial element of solid organizing. Prior to when Moving Day arrives, be sure that you and your moving company in Atlanta are on a similar page in terms of safety measures. For example, you might like to ask these questions:

· Are the movers/packers taught to follow social distancing to the degree achievable?

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

· Do all the movers understand the importance of good hygiene? Do they commit to exercise regular handwashing throughout the day?

It is important to make your expectations known ahead of when the packing team comes over, so that neither they nor you will suffer an upsetting surprise.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta, we recognize that there are aspects of your life which merely can't be put on hold - crisis or no crisis. That is why we're focused on supplying you with the safest and most efficient moving support feasible. If you want to find out more, contact us today.

 

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