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How to Disinfect your Home When Someone is Sick  

If you have people who come over whether they or sick or not, then you know how important it is to know the correct home disinfection techniques. When someone in the house is sick, there are specific ways to clean to keep others from getting the illness. Everyone can use a refresher when life is hectic. Here are a few tips to make sure you always kill the germs when someone is sick around you.

General home disinfection tips

  • Thoroughly and regularly clean things that everyone handles
  • Use bleach that is not expired in a solution of four teaspoons to one liter of water
  • May use a 70 percent alcohol solution
  • Clean dirty items with soap and water before disinfecting them
  • After rinsing and drying, add enough disinfectant to wet the item fully, and leave sit for at least one minute
  • Let the item air dry
  • Repeat steps when someone who is sick touches things, daily, and after nearby areas become dusty and dirty
  • Wash clothes in warm or hot water, and dry on the hottest setting possible

Home disinfection when sick people stop by

It never fails. You think you are avoiding the flu or a bad upper respiratory infection going around, but a friend stops by, and they are sick. Maybe, someone visits, and a few days later they start exhibiting symptoms of being sick. It is time to do a bit of serious cleaning.

Be consistent about cleaning items the sick individual uses. Wear gloves and clean the area you will put the things you are disinfecting. Grab items from each room, wash, then disinfect, and set the items in a clean zone to dry. Do laundry. Wash large surfaces, and air out the rooms.

If you need sanitizing and disinfection services in NJ or Manhattan, please call Dry On Time at 516-852-7553, anytime you need help after a fire or flood. Our team is ready to serve you.

How to Sanitize and Disinfect Your Home for the Corona Virus  

With everyone stuck inside because of the Corona Virus, many of us are researching the illness, and how we can protect ourselves and our families. At Dry On Time, sanitizing is what we do every day. The Centers for Disease Control give very strict guidelines on how to safely and effectively combat the Corona Virus at home. We talk about some of the most important things below.

Tips for home disinfection for corona virus in general

Disinfection for corona includes a regular and thorough cleaning of anything people touch in the home. For example, the refrigerator door and toilet handle are two of the most commonly touched surfaces in a house. Doorknobs, remote controls, cabinet doors, tables, counters, computers, keyboards, cell phones, keys, and coat racks are all things you should clean and disinfect regularly. The CDC says there is a specific method you should use to disinfect items.

  • Clean an item with soap and water or an approved cleaner when stuff is dirty
  • Afterward, use a disinfectant like one-third of a cup to bleach to a gallon of warm water or a 70 percent or higher alcohol solution
  • Leave disinfectant on for at least one minute
  • Allow to air dry
  • Always use gloves and hot water for cleaning and disinfecting

Home sanitizing for corona virus and a sick family member

  • Isolate the person
  • Give them a separate trash can and cleaning supplies
  • Avoid contact as much as possible
  • Only clean their room if it is dirty and the sick individual cannot
  • Always wear gloves to handle trash, laundry, or touching anything in the room
  • Immediately wash hands after cleaning

If you or a family member need home sanitizing for corona and disinfection services in Bergen County, NJ, or Manhattan, please call Dry On Time at 516-852-7553. Let us help you protect your family.


Prepare your NJ Home from Water Damage & Mold this Winter Season

No one wants to deal with water damage restoration and mold removal. We put together a few tips to help you do your best to avoid problems. If you do need help, then Dry On Time is just a phone call away day or night.

Clean your gutters and inspect the roof

When you have debris or damage to the roof, it can cause snow and ice to build up and infiltrate the roof. Leaks invite mold to grow in dark areas under the drywall. Keeping the gutters clear helps steer water down and away from the roof. Make sure to check for ice dams and uneven heating on your roof to find issues that need attention.

Make sure water does not pond against your foundation

Once you get the water, snow, and ice off the roof and down the gutters, you should make sure it stays away from the foundation of your home too. Otherwise, it can get into cracks, leaky windows and doors, and saturated foundations.

Get a furnace check

When summer is ending, you will want to think about calling an expert like Dry On Time in New Jersey to check out your heating system in Paramus. A thorough cleaning can help you avoid the need for mold removal when the house is closed up tight.

Other tips from experts

  • Seal your windows and doors with caulk to prevent moisture leakage
  • Flip the switch on your ceiling fans
  • Mulch the leaves
  • Schedule a fireplace cleaning and inspection
  • Turn off the faucets outside and disconnect garden hoses

Do your best to prevent a situation requiring mold removal with our simple tips. If you find yourself in need of water damage restoration, then we can help. Call Dry On Time at 516-852-7553.

Welcome to the new Dry on Time website

We are starting 2017 off right by launching our brand new website. If you need emergency help with restoration for commercial and residential homes alike that have been damaged by water, fire, smoke, and mold, please contact us to request our services. For over fifteen years, we’ve served hundreds of homes throughout New Jersey and all of New York City, helping to dry out living or working spaces in the aftermath of disaster, then removing all evidence that the disaster ever happened. We have helped hundreds of people get their lives back to normal after a fire or flood.