There are so many questions regarding what is safe and what should be avoided during this pandemic. One of the constants is to keep things clean and disinfected. So, the question that some people have is, “Is it safe to have my house cleaners in my home?”
There is no guarantee that anyone coming into your home is COVID-free, however, you need to weigh the pros and cons and ask several questions. First, determine whether or not you are able to keep your home clean and disinfected. It is a fact that it is essential to keep surfaces clean to help fight germs and viruses. If you are unable to do it yourself, then it is wise to hire a reputable service. Here are a few things to consider or ask regarding a cleaning service:
Are special procedures and checks put in place and health monitored on everyone entering your home? What are those procedures and checks?
Are cleaning tools and equipment disinfected between homes?
Are the cloths and mops used in your home cleaned and disinfected before use?
What types of cleaners and disinfectants are used? Are they approved by the EPA as being effective against COVID-19? Are the cleaners trained in using them properly?
Are the cleaners equipped with masks and protective equipment and trained on how to use them properly?
Have the cleaners or cleaning company provided you with information, procedures and policies established to adhere to CDC guidelines?
Are the cleaners and cleaning company adhering to social distancing measures? They should be requesting that you are in a separate area of the home while they are there.
Are you monitoring your health before allowing someone in your home?
Does your cleaning service offer a fogging service to kill the virus in areas that may be hard to reach?
The Washington Post noted: “Like everyone else, Anthony S. Fauci has to balance coronavirus risks in his everyday life. But while he may not be eating in restaurants, Fauci is having his house professionally cleaned, he told The Washington Post in July.
“The only person who comes into the house besides [my wife], Christine, and me is the woman who cleans the house once every two weeks,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “She wears a mask and gloves at all times while in the house.”
Though everyone has to decide for themselves what is wise and how best to protect themselves and their families, one thing is evident, and that is that we need to keep our environment as clean as possible. We here at Prescott Maid to Order are here to help you with this goal. QCBN
By Lucy Leyva
Lucy Leyva is the owner of Prescott Maid to Order.