Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Safe Cleaning Products - SSCI Environmental
Concerned about cleaning surfaces for homes and businesses potentially impacted by COVID-19? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing Resources for Home including cleaning and disinfection recommendations. For non-porous surfaces, a bleach solution consisting of 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water will is effective for disinfection. When using bleach make sure you are in a well ventilated area, that the bleach is not expired, and never mix bleach with ammonia products. Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered household disinfectants are also expected to be effective against COVID-19 according to the CDC. For porous surfaces such as carpet, rugs, and drapes, after cleaning visible contamination with appropriate cleaners, launder the items with the warmest water setting appropriate for the item. The EPA registered household disinfectants are expected to be appropriate for porous surfaces as well.
When handling dirty laundry, ensure that you wear gloves and wash hands immediately afterwards when the laundry is from an ill person. Avoid shaking laundry, use the warmest water setting appropriate for the item, and disinfect clothes hampers regularly.