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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 upset daily life for many individuals worldwide, in numerous ways. If you are planning to move during this pandemic, you might not be able to postpone the date of the relocation. Therefore, you might be concerned with the potential risks of relocating in the middle of the turmoil.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to remain safe when working with your moving company in Austin and also during your move. This short article will concentrate on how you can effectively clean and sanitize your possessions throughout the move and avoid potential illness. To begin with, let us go over a little significant background information.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is most frequently dispersed by means of respiratory droplets when folks are within 6 feet of another person. This is the reason there's been such a heavy concentration on "social distancing" - it can really help to avoid the added distribution of the virus.

Apart from social distancing, the CDC also recommends frequent handwashing, along with thorough cleansing and disinfecting of potentially infected areas. Is there a difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Essentially, cleaning involves removing germs from a surface; disinfecting consists of killing any germs that remain on the area. Therefore, you will need to not merely clean regularly touched surfaces and belongings, however to also disinfect them.

Below are some tips to keep in mind in the course of your relocation:

Have Cleaning Products Close at Hand

COVID-19 is a simple virus to kill compared to other contagious conditions. All you really need are normal home cleaners along with appropriate safety gear. Many homeowners use EPA-registered disinfectants like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep the areas clean. You can even make a home-made solution making use of rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or possibly a combination of water with bleach or vinegar. (Please make sure to carry out your own research prior to using any DIY cleaning solution.) Make sure you additionally have gloves, face masks, cloths, hand sanitizer, and hand soap readily available.

If you've got cleaning supplies at hand, you can easily spring into action if you need to clean and disinfect surfaces or even stuff.

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

COVID-19 can live on areas for quite some time: from several hours, to a couple of days, depending upon the material involved. Because of this, make sure to remove the need for your professional movers in Austin to contact high-contact spots, including doorknobs. Keep as many doors, closets, cabinets, and also drawers open as you can and remember to give the moving crew a good amount of clearance as they go in and out of the residence.

Talk about Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Superb communication is a vital part of suitable planning. Before Moving Day comes around, be sure that you and your moving company in Austin are on a similar page in relation to safety measures. For example, you might want to ask these questions:

· Are the movers/packers trained to follow social distancing to the level feasible?

· What sort of protective equipment will they be wearing? Can they wear face masks and hand protection?

· Do all the movers know the value of good personal hygiene? Do they arrange to practice regular handwashing throughout the day?

It is important to make your expectations clear ahead of when the packing team arrives, so that neither they nor you will experience a distressing shock.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin, we understand that there are elements of your life which merely can't be put on hold - pandemic or no pandemic. This is why we are devoted to supplying you with the safest and most successful moving assistance feasible. If you would like to find out 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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