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How to disinfect your new Beverly Hills home

Have you recently purchased a new home in Beverly Hills? You must be so excited about your move. However, the current situation in the world forced many people to change their plans and lives. If you are lucky enough, your Beverly Hills movers managed to deliver your furniture and items. Then, you can dedicate your time arranging and decorating your new place. Since your home should be your safe haven, do not let one virus to ruin this. For this reason, here is how you should disinfect your new Beverly Hills home. 

Clean and Disinfect your new Beverly Hills home 

As you might know, cleaning your home is not the same as disinfecting your home. Many experts recommend first cleaning your home than disinfecting it. What is the difference? When you clean a room, you remove contaminants from your furniture. On the other hand, when you disinfect your room, you kill all the pathogens. Because of COVID-19, cleaning is not enough. Although coronavirus is mostly transmitted from person-to-person, it still can be transmitted via surfaces. For this reason, you should do both if you want to be completely safe, especially if you can still go to work. Do not bring the virus into your home. In addition to this, you should clean and disinfect your new Beverly Hills home before JB Movers Los Angeles deliver your items. Then, disinfect each box before bring them inside.  

Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting supplies
Equip yourself with cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting supplies

Where to begin 

If you are moving into an empty home, clean and disinfect everything before your residential movers arrive. Then, it is extremely important to disinfect moving boxers. Experts warn that the novel coronavirus can survive on cardboard for 24 hours. In addition to this, it can survive three days on plastic and stainless steel. Since you probably used cardboard boxes or plastic bins, do not bring them inside the home without wiping them first. On the other hand, if you already live in your home for some time, clean and disinfect surfaces that you touch frequently. Those can include 

  • Table surface 
  • Doorknobs 
  • Kitchen and bathroom counters 
  • Chairs 
  • Faucets 
  • Light switches 
  • Toilet 
  • Electronic devices 

These would be some of the examples. If you have something in your home that you use or touch often, make sure to disinfect that as well. 

Firs clean then disinfect your new Beverly Hills home 

Cleaning your home is putting your self-isolation time to better use. Take one rag, water, and soap. Start first by removing dust, debris, and other contaminants. Wipe all the counters, floors, windows, and other surfaces. Then, it is time to disinfect your home. You can buy disinfectants on Amazon or Walmart if you cannot leave home. If you can and stores are still open, then check your local grocery store. Here are some disinfectants that experts recommend for killing the novel coronavirus. You can buy hydrogen peroxide, Clorox, Lysol, Purell, isopropyl alcohol, and all other disinfectants that can kill influenza viruses. If you cannot find disinfectants at your store, make one. Use 4 teaspoons household bleach and 1-quart water. Pour it in one bottle, shake it, then spray it on the surface. Let it sit for 10 minutes to get the full effect. 

Clothes, Food, and mail 

You can wash your clothes in the laundry machine and it will do the trick. The novel coronavirus cannot withstand high temperatures. Therefore, make sure to wash your clothes regularly, especially if you are working in a hospital or similar places. Next, many people are concerned about food and snacks. Experts believe there is no need to disinfect your food and snacks. Washing your hands is enough. In addition to this, there are packages and mail. Even though mail is slow and strict these days, people can still receive packages. It would be wise to disinfect your package, especially if your package is made of cardboard.  

brown gift box with pink ribbon
Disinfect your packages you receive in the mail

Disinfect your electronic devices 

Many people are spending most of their time on their phones or laptops since there is nothing much to do. If you are one of them, you have to disinfect your electronic devices as well. Disinfecting wipes are the best solution. However, some devices might need special care. A phone can be disinfected with wipes or 70 percent alcohol solution. You should remove a phone case and clean underneath as well. Next, you should clean your laptop with isopropyl alcohol and a soft towel. Do not forget to clean the keyboard, mouse, the trackpad, and the exterior. Lastly, you should also disinfect your gaming devices, TV remotes, and similar smaller gadgets, Here you can use a disinfecting wipe. 

Protect yourself as well 

Since the situation in the world is serious, it is important to protect yourself as well. The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11th and gave a couple of guidelines for proper behavior. 

  • Stay home – it is stressful to be at home all the time, but self-isolation is extremely important. Stay home to stay safe.  
  • Wash your hands – before cleaning and disinfecting your home and items, you have to wash your hands. Wash your hands after your cough, sneeze, touch your face, touch any surface, use the restroom, and so on. You should also wash your hands when you return home.  
  • Moisturize your hands – since you are washing your hands constantly, you should moisturize it as well. Dry skin represents a risk of getting an infection.  
  • Keep social distance – at least 6 feet away 
  • Invest in a face mask – opinions are divided but better safe than sorry 
Washing hands with soap
Wash your hands for 20 seconds

Disinfect your new Beverly Hills home – conclusion 

As you can see, it is important to clean and disinfect your new home. Clean and disinfect every surface, piece of furniture, and item. The usual disinfectants are more than enough. Lastly, do not forget to protect yourself. Disinfecting your home will not affect if you do not wash your hands. As soon as you enter the house, wash your hands, then touch things around your home.