Cleaning vs Disinfecting

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During this coronavirus outbreak we are working on taking extra measures to keep our surroundings and ourselves as clean as possible. 

 

The CDC has suggested that cleaning visibly soiled surfaces and follow with disinfectant is the best practice to prevent covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses from spreading.  

 

Let’s not get cleaning and disinfecting mixed up: 

Cleaning is when you remove soil and germs from a surface, wiping a surface so it looks clean doesn’t mean you have killed the germs 

Disinfecting is when you use chemicals to kill the germs in an area, by doing so chances of spreading an infection decreases.  

 

On a routine basis clean and disinfect frequently touched areas in your surroundings, such as door knobs, handles, kitchen cabinet handles, tables, light switches, toilets, faucets and yes the phone or tablet that you’re reading this on.

 

To clean you can use soap and hot water or a detergent, or why not make your own fresh and environmentally friendly cleaner. After the surface is free from dirt don’t forget the next important step.

Disinfect! The CDC recommends using household bleach cleaner or alternative alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.  

You can use one part water and one part rubbing alcohol  

For a bleach solution, 1/3 cup bleach mix with 1 gallon water  

 

There are lots of homemade disinfectant recipes on the web which can be great, but some of these may not be the proper solution to completely sanitize a surface and ensure germs are killed.... be sure to research before mixing solutions. 
 

 

We want to remind you that our Wet-it cloth patterns can handle bleach solutions! And besides bleach other ways to sanitize a cloth after it has been used is to place it in the microwave for disinfecting, or put it in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. A helpful hint to not cross-contaminate in the home is to keep different cloth designs for different uses, for example do not use the bathroom cloth on the kitchen counters. 

 

Our cloths are well suited for keeping your home clean and disinfected during this time! Let us all do our part in supporting a healthier environment by keeping our surroundings and ourselves as clean and disinfected as possible.   

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been affected by this epidemic.

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