Cleaning and disinfecting a floor during COVID-19

Tips for cleaning and disinfecting your floor during COVID-19

Floor cleaning is a crucial topic right now for more reasons than one. Of course, we all want the cleanest floors regularly, but with COVID going on, we really want the peace of mind of that comes with having them. And we’re going to give you some tips about that.

One of the most common questions we receive is how to clean and disinfect properly, and the first thing we want to point out is that these are two separate actions. Both are important, but they are not the same.

Proper floor cleaning and disinfecting for the best results

Cleaning is a great way to rid your floors of both debris and germs through sweeping or vacuuming and mopping. However, even though germs are removed, and the risk of infection-spreading is lowered, this process does not kill all germs.

Floor disinfecting is the process of killing germs on contact, usually through the use of some chemical compounds. The best practice is to clean first and then disinfect, to eliminate the possibility of viral spread.

For hard surface flooring, a microfiber type mop is perfect for cleaning, as is a vacuum. After cleaning, you can disinfect with a variety of bacteria and viruses killing cleaners. Just be sure to check your manufacturer's guidelines for the cleaners that are safe to use on your flooring.

For carpets and rugs, you should already be vacuuming daily. Use slow, sweeping passes so the beaters thoroughly stir up what might be ground deep into the fibers. The best way to disinfect these materials is with a manufacturer-approved soap and water combination or cleaners that won’t damage the flooring.

During this crucial time, creating a schedule for routine cleaning and disinfecting is an excellent way to protect you and your family. If you have further questions, feel free to visit us for more tips.

Floor cleaning tips from the pros

At FloorWorks, we are proud to serve residents from Phenix City, Opelika, Auburn, and Smith Station, Alabama, as well as the Columbus, GA area. Our showroom is located in Phenix City, Alabama, and when you visit us there, we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and get you moving in the right direction for COVID flooring that’s free from worry.
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