Per the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone plays an important role in protecting public health from COVID-19. When you’re outside, for example, wearing a face mask and socially distancing can curb the spread of the virus. When you’re home, keeping your environment as clean as possible can stop germs in their tracks. Here are a few residential cleaning tips to help you keep a safe home.   

How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 at Home

1. Make Handwashing a Habit

Anytime you return home, cough, sneeze, or touch a possibly infected surface, you should immediately wash your hands. For the most effective results, scrub your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Make sure everyone in your home is adopting these practices to avoid spreading germs from surface to surface.

2. Scrub Down Surfaces

It can be more difficult to kill viruses if they’re trapped on a dirty surface, such as those that have built-up dirt or grease. Clean all debris off of a surface before you disinfect it. If you have carpet, the floors should be professionally cleaned before disinfecting, as germs can stick to dirty fibers.

3. Use Approved Disinfectants

residential cleaningNot all disinfectants can kill the coronavirus. Use a product that’s approved by the EPA. Some acceptable residential cleaning agents include those with hydrogen peroxide or germicidal bleach.

4. Target Frequent Touch Points

While you should get in the habit of regularly disinfecting all surfaces, some areas might need more attention than others, especially those that are likely to come in contact with people a lot. Some of these spots include doorknobs, toilet handles, faucet handles, remotes, and stair railings.


If you want professional cleaners who are committed to the health and safety of their clients, contact Mumz Cleaning Service in Port Monmouth, NJ. Using heavy-duty tools and effective cleaning agents, these trained professionals will carefully disinfect surfaces throughout your home. They also provide standard services, including dusting, vacuuming, and carpet cleaning. Learn more about the commercial and residential cleaning services they offer online. Call (732) 670-4922 to request rates or schedule service.