Protect Your Family’s Wellness by Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Home

Protect Your Family’s Wellness by Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Home

At AirMD, an environmental testing company, we rely on science every day to help protect the health and wellness of the families and businesses we serve. From indoor air quality testing to formaldehyde testing and mold inspections, our Boca Raton-based professionals provide useful information that can be trusted.

When we are at home, we all try to follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to help you clean and disinfect your home during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

  • Cleaning your home with soap and water or other household cleaning products will reduce the number of germs, dirt and impurities that have collected on surfaces. (Now, do you see why you should change your kitchen sponge more often?)
  • Disinfecting, on the other hand, will kill the germs in your house.

The products you use for cleaning and disinfecting are likely to contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can contaminate the air your family is breathing.

Simon Hahessy, AirMD’s Founder and Scientific Director, recommends storing your cleaning supplies in a garage or outside shed, if possible. “Research has shown that the air inside our homes is two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. The VOCs we test for are one of the reasons for that.”

Cleaning & Disinfecting Tips

The following are among the CDC’s recommendations for keeping your home clean and free of germs:

  • Be sure to pay special attention to high-touch areas such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • It is best to use EPA-registered household disinfectants and be sure to follow the directions on the label. You may also want to consult the EPA’s guidelines for safe and effective use of disinfectants.
  • Most importantly, do NOT eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. And don’t use them on your pets, either.

If you have questions about the science behind our environmental testing services, please contact us. We love science and we love talking about it!

By AirMD | Posted in Air Quality Testing