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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 disrupted daily life for many individuals all over the world, in lots of ways. If you're planning to move during this pandemic, you might not be able to postpone the date of your relocation. Therefore, you may be anxious about the potential risks of moving in the center of the emergency.

Luckily, you will find things you can do to keep protected when working with your moving company in Denver as well as for the duration of your move. This short article will give attention to the best way to successfully clean and sanitize your belongings over the move and steer clear of possible illness. Initially, let us discuss a bit of important background info.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is typically spread via respiratory droplets when people are within 6 feet of another person. This is the reason there's been such a heavy focus on "social distancing" - it can truly help to prevent the further distribution of the virus.

Aside from social distancing, the CDC additionally suggests frequent handwashing, along with complete cleaning and disinfecting of possibly contaminated surfaces. What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Basically, cleaning involves removing microorganisms from a surface area; disinfecting consists of killing all germs which stay on the surface. Therefore, you should not just clean regularly touched surfaces and possessions, but to also disinfect them.

Here are some tips to bear in mind during your relocation:

Keep Cleaning Supplies Close at Hand

COVID-19 is a straightforward virus to eliminate compared to similar contagious illnesses. All you need are standard home cleaning products along with correct safety gear. Many homeowners use EPA-registered disinfectants like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep their surfaces clean. You can also put together a home-made mixture utilizing rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or even a combination of water with bleach or vinegar. (Please make sure to do your own research before utilizing any DIY cleaning product.) Make sure you also have gloves, masks, towels, hand sanitizer, and hand soap available.

If you have cleaning products available, it is easy to spring into action if you have to clean and sanitize surfaces or even stuff.

Leave Your Doors, Cabinets, and Closets Open for the Packing Crew

COVID-19 can survive on areas for quite some time: from several hours, to as much as a few days, dependant upon the material in question. Because of this, make sure you eliminate the need for your professional movers in Denver to touch high-contact spots, for example doorknobs. Leave as many doors, closets, cabinets, as well as drawers open as you can and don't forget to give the moving folks plenty of space while they go in and out of the home.

Go over Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Effective communication is a crucial part of good planning. In advance of when Moving Day comes around, be sure that you and your moving company in Denver are on a similar page when it comes to safety precautions. For instance, you may want to ask the below questions:

· Are the movers/packers educated to practice social distancing to the extent achievable?

· What sort of safety equipment will they be wearing? Are they going to be wearing masks and hand protection?

· Do all the movers know the importance of good hygiene? Do they plan to practice consistent handwashing the whole day?

It is advisable to make your requirements clear before the packing team arrives, so that neither they nor you will experience an upsetting shock.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver, we recognize that there are parts of your life which merely may not be put on hold - crisis or no crisis. This is why we're committed to offering you the safest and most efficient moving assistance possible. If you would like to get more info, 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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