Disinfecting Frequently Touched Surfaces

Disinfecting high traffic or frequently-touched community surfaces, like doorknobs, phones, remote controls, stairway and faucet handles is more top-of-mind than ever.  Please refer below for a complete list of “High Touch” areas.

There are few must-have products that have been proven effective to work specifically on Coronavirus and other hard-to-kill viruses and how best to use them.  Here are some we like:

1 – Hydrogen peroxide can be used to spray or wipe on hard non-porous surfaces.  Allow it to remain wet for at least one minute before wiping.

2 – Isopropyl alcohol with a concentration of 70 percent (no higher) works best to wipe or spray the surface and make sure it remains wet for at least 30 seconds.

3 – Chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) and water.  Mix 1/3 cup of bleach with a gallon water to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. For small batches, use 4 teaspoons of regular chlorine bleach and 1 quart of water.  Wear gloves and use a cloth to wipe the surface with bleach mixture for five minutes and air dry.  Use it sparingly on stainless steel sinks and surfaces and rinse food surfaces well.

Good to know:  Vinegar-containing cleaning products are not registered with the EPA as a disinfectant and are ineffective against most bacteria and viruses – it does not kill the flu or Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic and a national emergency.  Part of minimizing your exposure to this disease is to keep your property disinfected and sanitized. Learn how Certified Indoor Environmental’s disinfecting service is the most effective method against COVID-19 and how it is also safe and affordable.  

Learn more about our Certified’s Disinfecting service

For more information please visit online resources provided by the CDCWHO, and your local public health department

CIE | Author – Lynette Schmidt, Business Development Manager, March 18, 2020

Source:  “The Right Way to Kill Coronavirus Germs, According to Cleaning Experts”, Good House Keeping 3/17/2020

High Touch Cleaning List