Cleaning to Kill Germs & Viruses in the COVID-19 Era

Even the best housekeepers are stepping up their game during the COVID-19 outbreak. What we all considered “clean” before is now getting an extra spray, an extra wipe, and more scrutiny than ever before. The COVID-19 virus can live on metal surfaces like doorknobs and silverware for up to five days! It survives on wood surfaces like tabletops and headboards for up to four days, and on glass and ceramics like windows and plates for up to five days! Fortunately, the virus is easily killed with antiseptics and common disinfectant cleaners – but you have to know where the virus is most likely hiding if you’re going to attack and kill it.

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup is taking extra steps to prevent the virus from spreading too. Whenever our essential service provider plumbers or service technicians go into homes and businesses to provide service, we’re following the guidelines established by the CDC. That includes cleaning touch points with disinfectant sprays, wearing disposable gloves and other personal protective gear (PPE) as needed. Our highest priority is protecting our customers and employees. We’ve also created a helpful infographic to help you eradicate the virus and other germs that may be hiding in plain sight inside your home.

Our new infographic is called Virus & Germ Prevention in the House. The information may be shocking to some people. For instance, do you know that a kitchen faucet handle can harbor 44 times more bacteria than your toilet seat? How about the fact that stove knobs are one of the top 10 common places for germs to hide in our homes? Additionally, the infographic has outstanding visual instructions for effective handwashing. You might think you’re washing your hands effectively, but you probably aren’t doing it as well as you could be. All the information was supplied by National Sanitation Foundation International and Centers for Disease Control.

We invite you to download this useful infographic or share links with your friends and family. Information is power, especially when the stakes are as high as they are right now. If we all take steps to clean potentially contagious surfaces in our homes and wash our hands often and effectively for at least 20 seconds, we can feel confident that we’re doing our part to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses and germs.