Coronavirus cases have spread across the country impacting all types of families homes and businesses. We alike are concerned about how the virus could spread through our homes and the workplace. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), respiratory illnesses are generally spread through coughing, sneezing, or touching objects with contaminated hands.
Keeping your home and workplace sanitized can prevent the spread of viruses and other communicable diseases among employees and customers.
Why Your Home and Workplace Needs Routine Cleaning and Sanitizing
In these unprecedented times, you and your family have many items to consider. One of the top priorities is to maintain a clean and sanitized space for everyone to feel safe. The CDC along with local health organizations have laid out guidelines for vacation homeowners, homeowners welcoming guests and business owners to follow.
To help prevent and maintain harmful viruses from their potential to grow, homeowners and operators of residential and professional spaces have the responsibility to take appropriate precautionary measures.
1. Physical and Mental Health
A clean home environment greatly impacts your family and friends physical health and mental well-being. Maintaining a clean home can help keep family members active and happy in our Tahoe basin. Delayed cleaning and sanitizing in your home or workplace can not only put your family and friends at risk, but also your employees’ health at risk.
The average family member spends 12-15 hours at home and full-time worker spends at least 8 hours a day at their workplace. Everyone should feel comfortable and safe in the space they live at and spend their daily work time at.
2. Prevent More Health Problems
Germs can spread quickly throughout a space if it is not cleaned and sanitized. During a pandemic or the flu season, your home and place of work may see an increase in the number of sick days due to illness or the need to get tested due to exposure to a virus.
Another common health hazard of unclean spaces is the germination of mold. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), mold can cause adverse health effects for people who are exposed to mold spores.
3. Safety First
An unclean home or workplace may increase the risk of an accident. An accident can be caused by neglect from the owner even if the home owner or business owner is not on premises.
4. Air Quality
The number of airborne pollutants is greater inside than it is outdoors. A great way to improve the air quality inside your home is to invest in routine sanitizing to provide your family with cleaner air.
5. Leave a Good Impression
To retain vacation guests or customers, business/home owners should do their best to leave a good impression. When a customer sees a vacation home or business reopening during this pandemic it will help form their opinion about that particular space when they see the owner taking any and all precautionary sanitizing measures.
A clean and sanitized space signifies a level of professionalism and tells potential customers that you care about your home/space, and your customers.