Best strategies, products for keeping your home clean

Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 11:03:55-04

With many parents working from home and kids out of school, most of us are spending a lot more time inside.

News 3 reached out to Brian Sansoni, a cleaning expert with the American Cleaning Institute, for strategies to keep everyone healthy.

To start, you're going to need to clean more than usual.

"Since we have more folks around the home around the clock, you will want to clean and disinfect some of those high touch surfaces that we may not think of - light switches, remote controls, faucets, door handles, those handles to the microwave, your computer keyboards or game consoles," said Sansoni.

The good news is - you likely already have products that are effective against the coronavirus.

"The important thing is there’s an EPA registration number on those products. Those are the ones that are meant to disinfect, kill germs and viruses, so those are the type of cleaners that can be most effective," Sansoni said.

For parents with little ones at home, you also need to remember to put cleaning products away as soon as you use them.

"We might be distracted by conference calls, working on memos, who’s watching out for the kids? So as we’re going about our daily routine, whether it’s doing more laundry or cleaning and disinfecting more, you want to use those products safely and effectively. When you’re done using them, make sure you put them out of sight and out of reach especially if there’s young children around the home," Sansoni said.

You can find more information on their website.