How to Make Sure Your Home is Sanitized for COVID-19

Did you know you need to keep the alcohol concentration at 70% in your hand sanitizer or disinfectant to kill coronavirus germs? Disinfecting your house will help keep you and your family safe from the virus and create less risk.

COVID-19 is still a virus we are all learning about, and all we can do is take preventive measures that people have found to work. Here, we walk you through how to make sure your home is clean and sanitized to prevent the spread of germs.


Before you disinfect your home, if surfaces are dirty, you should clean them using detergent or soap first. Cleaning the dirt lowers the risk of infection.

Next, you need to disinfect everything actually to kill the germs to prevent COVID-19 infection. A tip for finding an effective disinfectant is to locate the EPA Reg. No. on the product label and check the number against the EPA. You can find a step-by-step guide to walk you through this process.

After you disinfect, make sure to let the surface air dry after you disinfect a surface where food will touch it or toys, rinse with water after it dries and before anyone uses it.

If you’re worried about damaging a surface using disinfectant, check the label or research the material to double-check you are good to use.

What Surfaces to Clean

It’s important to clean frequently touched surfaces. These include tables, countertops, chairs, light switches, doorknobs, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilet, faucets, toys, pens, computers, notebooks or other school and work supplies, and sinks.

With many people in school or working at home, you want to think a little out of the box to make sure you’re cleaning the school supplies and anything else your children or spouse are touching every day.

You can read frequently asked questions if you’re unsure what to clean or where to start on the CDC website.

Wash Your Hands and Wear Gloves

Before you clean, make sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds. To further protect everyone in your household, you can clean with gloves.

If someone in your house is sick, try to keep them in a separate bedroom and bathroom. Have them use a separate trash bag, use paper plates, cups, silverware, so you are coming into contact with as little germs as possible.

You should also wear gloves and a mask whenever you touch anything coming out of your room. It’s better to be over cautious and put as little members of your family at risk as you can.

If you need large-scale disinfection, such as an outdoor jungle gym, Ethan’s Roof & Exterior Washing can help provide cleaning services.

Help Prevent COVID-19

Now that you have the top tips for disinfecting your home start cleaning to keep you and your family safe.

COVID-19 is something we are all continuously learning about, so keep checking the CDC website for updated information.

Get the right disinfectant or contact us to help disinfect your backyard jungle gym or other large scale projects today.