Is Your Home For Sale During Coronavirus?
Talk to with us and we will give your guidance on disinfecting your home during Coronavirus and work with you to establish a hygienic showing protocol. This will include requiring visitors to wash hands with soap and water, use hand sanitizer when they arrive, and wear booties before entering.
We are not conducting any open houses during this time.
After showings, practice your surface wipe-down routine.
It goes without saying that if someone in your household is sick then your home should be in quarantine.
Disinfecting your home during Coronavirus
For high-touch surfaces, the Centers for Disease Control recommends a bleach solution diluted with water, or a 70% alcohol solution.
Follow this bleach recipe: 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water, or 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water.
Make sure to properly ventilate when disinfecting with bleach.
Bleach can expire after about 9 months to a year. Check to see if it smells less “bleachy” if so it’s lost its disinfecting power.
Don’t mix bleach with anything other than water. For example bleach and vinegar, when mixed, produces chlorine gas which can cause coughing, breathing problems and burning, watering eyes.
Other products NOT TO mix with bleach are Ammonia or Rubbing Alcohol.
Don’t have bleach? According to the CDC rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol) works, so long as it’s at least 70% alcohol. The alcohol concentration will be listed on the bottle. Rubbing alcohol you buy should already be diluted, unlike bleach.
Surfaces That Need Your Attention.
With your preferred disinfectant, wipe down high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, remotes, banisters, toilets, sinks, and faucets daily or more often, if someone in your home is sick.
According to the CDC disinfection isn’t instantaneous, you want to leave it on the surface for 10 minutes before wiping it off.
Cleaning Isn’t Disinfecting.
Disinfecting with bleach isn’t actually cleaning. If you also need to clean your countertops of dirt and grime, do that first with soap and water. Then use the bleach solution or rubbing alcohol to combat the virus.