Tips On How To Disinfect Residential Communities
2020 Aug 12 | by Apple Barretto
What are some tips on disinfecting residential communities?
- Wear the right gear
- Have the right tools
- Target high-touch surfaces
- Dispose of garbage properly
- Promote proper hygiene
In an attempt to save the Philippine economy from the spread of the Coronavirus, community quarantine restrictions are being lifted in several cities. However, people can’t be blamed for still choosing to stay in the safety of their homes. The country’s fresh cases are still on the rise. With this being said, homeowner associations are being called upon to learn how to properly disinfect residential communities.
When it comes to disinfecting residential communities, the areas will generally require routine cleaning. We’ve rounded up some informative tips when it comes to effectively disinfecting residential communities. Read on.
Wear The Right Gear
Taking the proper steps for disinfection can lead to saving people from infection. And it all starts with wearing the right gear.
Make sure you are using the appropriate facemask and latex gloves. It is also encouraged to wear protective clothing as the virus can stay on clothing for hours. To protect your eyes from the cleaning agents you’ll be using, opt to put on protective eyewear.
Have The Right Tools
There are bigger, higher-end neighborhoods and there are also small yet homey property areas. But remember, no matter what the size of the residential community, your efforts will only be efficient if you have the right tools.
Head to your local grocery store and purchase the right tools for your routine cleaning. The equipment you will need is the following:
- Paper towels
- Garbage bags
- Scrubbing brushes
- Disinfectant sprays (Lysol)
- Disinfectant wipes
- Bleach solution
- Alcohol-based sanitizer
Target High-Touch Surfaces
According to health experts, the coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours. High-touch surfaces pose a bigger risk of infection. Some of the high-touch areas in a residential community are made of plastic or metal, such as grab bars and railings.
You will need to know that wooden benches do not need to be disinfected. Spraying disinfectant on sidewalks and in parks is also inefficient. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention states that this does not lower the risk of COVID-19.
Target only the frequently touched surfaces by multiple people. And remember to read and follow the labels of products when disinfecting.
Dispose of Garbage Properly
It is important that waste is handled with caution before throwing away. Place all your used products in a large plastic bag and seal it properly. Throw away the gloves and masks too.
When you carry the garbage bag, don’t touch the insides of it to avoid infection. It is also important to make sure the bag is not completely full as the contents may overflow. Double the bag if the contents are wet to avoid unwanted liquid leakage.
Garbage bins should also be kept clean and disinfected regularly. It would be better to use bin liners when you make use of pedal bins or plastic buckets to avoid getting anyone’s hands contaminated.
After disposing of garbage properly, remember to wash your hands thoroughly (about 20 seconds) and store all the remaining cleaning products in areas only accessible by staff members. By doing so, you are avoiding any chemical hazards to residents.
Promote Proper Hygiene
Once you’re done disinfecting the residential community, the last step will involve taking the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus in the future. As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure. So go ahead and promote proper hygiene. Place hand sanitizers at accessible places in your clubhouse. Before entering the neighborhood, you can even opt to thermal-scan visitors. This is done to ensure that the virus won’t spread to the residents.
Everyone must be cautious with their actions. It is your role to openly communicate and remind residents to do their part in combating the virus.
It will be helpful to post signages around the community regarding proper handwashing techniques, reminders to always wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and the proper respiratory etiquette when sneezing or coughing.
Keep in mind that there may be mandated protocols from your local city government. Enforce them properly to avoid trouble with law regulators.
Tips on how to disinfect residential communities include wearing the right gear, having the right tools, targeting high-touch surfaces, disposing of garbage properly, and promoting proper hygiene.
Every neighborhood needs to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
World-class residential communities such as the properties developed by Pueblo de Oro would always keep the safety of residents in mind.
This is why you should choose to move into a residential community that is not only dedicated to building world-class homes for Filipino families but also showing dedication in caring for our fellow countrymen.