Whenever you’re about to clean and disinfect your home, start by wearing reusable or disposable gloves. If you’re using reusable gloves, make sure they have just been washed and are clean. Before you put the gloves on and after you remove them, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Start your disinfecting process by cleaning every surface with soap and water first. Once you’ve washed their surfaces, apply disinfectant, and dry if applicable. If a surface is made of any specialty material, consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning. You may need to use a specific type of cleaner on those types of surfaces.
When using chemical disinfectants, be sure to read and follow the directions on the label carefully. Wearing gloves helps prevent any splash hazards, and you may want to additionally consider wearing goggles to protect your eyes. Open windows when cleaning to ensure adequate ventilation and dilute the solutions with water as the label recommends.
Some disinfectants can be substituted with bleach solutions; however, they need to be properly diluted per the CDC’s recommendations. If you want to be safe (and environmentally friendly!), it’s best to use EPA-registered, low- or no-VOC cleaners like our SmartTouch product. SmartTouch is odorless, non-irritating to skin (so no gloves required), NSF rated (D-2) so no rinsing required on food contact surfaces at full strength, hypo allergenic, non-corrosive, and safe around children and pets!