Cleaning and Sanitizing Tips

Areas to Keep Clean

Over the last year, many of us have become more cognizant about keeping our homes and workplaces clean and sanitized due to the pandemic. Not only is this important in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, but it can also mitigate against the spread of other viruses such as the flu. In general, this might be a best practice that would be beneficial to continue moving forward . Per the CDC and WHO, the follow areas are considered high-risk and should be disinfected regularly:

  1. Doors, handles and hand railings
  2. Restrooms, toilets and sinks
  3. Tables, countertops and chairs
  4. Carts and dollies
  5. Floors and sidewalks

How to Clean Surfaces

The CDC recommends “cleaning the surface first, before disinfecting. If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and hot water.” Here are some steps to get you started with cleaning and sanitizing your home or office:

  1. Hot-water wash exterior handrails
  2. Effectively wash the outside of all exterior doors and handles. Open and wash the inside of doors in entryways
  3. Wash down sidewalks and grounds near entryways
  4. Quickly wash all equipment that will be regularly transported in and out, such as carts and dollies.

One of the most effective and least expensive cleaners to use is bleach. It is not toxic to the environment and it is a product many of us already have on our shelves. Since a little goes a long way, you only need a ½ cup and a gallon of water. Simply wipe down the desired surfaces and wait five minutes before rinsing with warm water. You can use this mixture in bathrooms, kitchens and other hard surfaces throughout, however, you may want to test an area to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage to certain surfaces. 

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After You’ve Cleaned and Sanitized

Once you’ve started cleaning and sanitizing your space, you might find yourself organizing and decluttering. In the event that you wind up tossing a bunch of clutter, we can provide you with you with a fast and easy dumpster rental. Offering guaranteed next day service, we’ll provide you with a clean dumpster rental from a reliable staff. Simply fill up the dumpster and leave the rest to us. We’ll even sweep around the dumpster before hauling it away, like we were never even there. Please visit us at or call us at 727-475-1080 where one of our professional dumpster rental consultants can assist you with selecting the right size dumpster for your clean-out project.