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May 16, 2020

The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting While Moving

Cleaning while movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The Coronavirus pandemic has disturbed everyday life for many people throughout the world, in lots of ways. If you are intending to move during this pandemic, then you might be unable to delay the date of the move. As a result, you could be anxious about the potential hazards of moving in the midst of the crisis.

Thankfully, you can find things you can do to stay safe when working with your moving company in El Paso and all through your move. The following paragraphs will give attention to the best way to effectively clean and disinfect your belongings throughout the move and avoid potential illness. To begin with, let us go over a little significant background data.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

As reported by the CDC, COVID-19 is most often spread by means of respiratory droplets when people are inside of 6 feet of another person. That's the reason there's been such a major focus on "social distancing" - it can definitely help to prevent the added spread of the virus.

Aside from social distancing, the CDC additionally suggests regular handwashing, in addition to complete cleaning and disinfecting of possibly contaminated areas. What's the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Generally, cleaning consists of removing germs from a surface area; disinfecting involves killing any kind of germs which stay on the surface. Therefore, you should not merely clean regularly touched surfaces as well as items, yet also to disinfect them.

Here are some tips to keep in mind throughout your relocation:

Have Cleaning Materials Near at Hand

COVID-19 is a simple virus to kill as compared to similar infectious diseases. All you need are normal home cleaning products along with correct safety equipment. Many homeowners make use of EPA-registered disinfectants like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep the areas clean. You can even put together a home-made formula using rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or possibly a mix of water together with bleach and/or vinegar. (Please make sure to carry out your own research prior to making use of any DIY cleaning product.) You'll want to likewise have gloves, face masks, cloths, hand sanitizer, and hand soap available.

When you have cleaning supplies accessible, you can easily spring into motion if you want to clean and disinfect surfaces or your belongings.

Keep Your Doors, Cabinets, and Closets Open for the Moving Team

COVID-19 can survive on areas for quite some time: between a few hours, to as much as a couple of days, depending on the material involved. Consequently, make sure you remove the need for your professional movers in El Paso to touch high-contact areas, for example doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, and drawers open as you're able and remember to give the moving folks lots of space while they go inside and out of the house.

Talk about Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Good communication is a crucial element of good organizing. Prior to when Moving Day comes around, make sure that you and your moving company in El Paso are on the same page when it comes to safety precautions. For instance, you might like to ask these questions:

· Are the movers/packers trained to practice social distancing to the degree possible?

· What kind of safety equipment will they be wearing? Will they wear face masks and hand protection?

· Do all the movers know the value of good personal hygiene? Do they commit to exercise consistent handwashing throughout the day?

It is important to make your expectations clear ahead of when the packing crew shows up, so that neither they nor you will suffer a distressing surprise.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso, we realize that there are elements of your life which merely can't be put on hold - crisis or no crisis. This is why we have been devoted to providing you the safest and most effective moving support achievable. If you want to learn more, reach out to us today.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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