Disinfecting your furniture in the age of COVID-19

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As the world deals with the effects of COVID-19, it’s important for everyday people to take responsibility for their family’s health and safety. One simple, practical way you can protect your family’s health is by making sure all of your furniture is routinely cleaned and disinfected.

Several household items are all you need to make an effective disinfectant for your furniture. According to the CDC, diluted household bleach solutions can be effective at killing germs and keeping your furniture free from COVID-19. They suggest mixing 5 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water to create a solution that can disinfect surfaces for up to 24 hours. You can use a squirt bottle to apply the solution to furniture surfaces, then you can rinse it after it has been on the surface for at least 1 minute.

There are a few safety pointers you should keep in mind as you disinfect your furniture. First, make sure you have good ventilation while using bleach. Overexposure to bleach fumes can be dangerous to your lungs, and bleach can cause personal injury if it comes into contact with your skin or eyes. This means you should also wear proper gloves and clothing while cleaning. Also, make sure your bleach is not expired or ineffective for disinfection, since some varieties of bleach are not suited for the task. Lastly, never combine bleach and ammonia since this mixture is toxic.

Everyone at Wicker Paradise hopes you and your family are safe and in good health during this time. If you need some new rattan furniture or wicker furniture, you can still order furniture pieces from Wicker Paradise online or by appointment.

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