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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 novel Coronavirus outbreak has upset life for lots of people worldwide, in many ways. If you are intending to move through this pandemic, you might be unable to postpone the date of the relocation. Therefore, you could be worried about the possible hazards of moving in the midst of this crisis.

Thankfully, there are actions you can take to remain safe when working with your moving company in San Antonio as well as throughout your move. The following paragraphs will focus on how you can efficiently clean and sanitize your possessions during the move and avoid potential sickness. To start with, let us examine a bit of primary background info.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

As per the CDC, the coronavirus is typically dispersed by way of respiratory droplets when folks are inside of six feet of another person. This is the reason there has been such a hefty emphasis on "social distancing" - it could truly help to stop the added circulation of the virus.

Aside from social distancing, the CDC also advises regular handwashing, in addition to thorough cleansing and disinfecting of possibly contaminated surfaces. What is the distinction between cleaning and disinfecting? Basically, cleaning consists of removing microorganisms from a surface; disinfecting consists of killing any germs that remain on the surface. As a result, you should not simply clean frequently touched surfaces as well as belongings, but to also disinfect them.

Below are some tips to remember during your relocation:

Have Cleaning Products Near at Hand

COVID-19 is an easy virus to remove in comparison to other transmittable conditions. All you need are common home cleaning products and also proper safety equipment. Many homeowners utilize EPA-registered disinfectants including Lysol Disinfecting Wipes as well as Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaners to keep their areas clean. You may also put together a home-made mixture utilizing rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, or even a mix of water with bleach or vinegar. (Please make sure to carry out your own research ahead of making use of any DIY cleaning product.) Be sure to also have hand protection, masks, cloths, hand sanitizer, and hand soap available.

Whenever you have got cleaning products accessible, it is possible to leap into action if you want to clean and sanitize areas or even stuff.

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

COVID-19 can live on materials for quite some time: from a few hours, to as much as several days, depending upon the material concerned. Consequently, make sure to eliminate the need for your professional movers in San Antonio to contact high-contact surfaces, for example doorknobs. Leave as many doors, closets, cabinets, as well as drawers open as you can and remember to give the moving folks a good amount of space while they go inside and out of the house.

Talk about Safety Preparations with Your Moving Company

Superb communication is a crucial part of suitable organizing. In advance of when Moving Day comes around, make sure that you and your moving company in San Antonio are on the same page with regards to safety measures. For example, you might like to ask the below questions:

· Are the movers/packers trained to exercise social distancing to the degree achievable?

· What type of safety equipment will they be wearing? Will they wear masks and hand protection?

· Do all the movers recognize the significance of good personal hygiene? Do they commit to exercise regular handwashing the whole day?

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

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio, we understand that there are aspects of your life that clearly may not be placed on hold - crisis or no crisis. That is why we have been committed to offering you the safest and most successful moving support achievable. If you would like to learn more, get in touch with 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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