Maintaining your condominium’s cleanliness is considered a daily routine that owners should be involved in. Other than being comfortable in the place you live in or not having to trigger allergies because of dust or any other airborne particles, keeping your property clean actually reduces anxiety and stress by 20%.
However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, keeping your condominium in Mandaluyong safe and clean is no longer a mundane task. Considering the high infection rate in Metro Manila, keeping your property sanitized has become a life or death situation. Given the proper knowledge and if practiced consistently however, you can keep yourself and your family safe from the viral threat.
Adjust Your Home’s Setup
COVID-19 has required everyone to adjust to a “new normal” where people work from home and has to, more or less, know everyone else’s schedules so as to not get in the way of a meeting or a class. It also requires that everything that comes from the outside becomes sanitized, which obviously goes beyond just regular soaking them in hot water and soap.
Of course, this requires that the home’s setup be adjusted to accommodate this particular practice. For deliveries from the outside, you might want to have a designated area to keep them as you prepare to disinfect them. Having a small area by your condo’s door should be enough for this.
You might also want to have an area just outside of your door to deposit shoes, flip flops or any other footwear you use outside. This prevents you from bringing anything unwanted from the outside into your home. Needless to say, you’re going to need to sanitize these areas on a regular basis.
From your condo’s floors to its tables and chairs, it’s important to sanitize every surface with any disinfectant on a regular basis. Of course, it’s important to match each surface with the right sanitizing solution so as to not ruin your furniture. Strong disinfectants like bleach is good for ceramic or linoleum floors, while a damp cloth with less abrasive substances like vinegar or specialized sanitizing solutions can work for designer furniture.
Walls can be sanitized as well but not on as often as tables or floors. Normally bleach can work well with concrete walls covered with paint but if you have wallpaper or any kind of woodwork wall, it’s best to use less abrasive cleaning solutions.
For gadgets that you regularly interact with using your hands, it’s best to use alcohol on the regular. Dampen any piece of cloth or tissue with alcohol and wipe as frequently as you prefer. The same can be said about laptops, desktop PC or Mac keyboards, and phones as you regularly use these for work.
Keep Your Home Well Ventilated
Recently, WHO stated that the COVID-19 virus can be airborne in that it can be transmitted from one person to another by mere proximity (and not only through droplets). That said, it’s important to keep your home well-ventilated.
One great way to start is to keep your condo windows open where applicable. If your condo floor plan allows for large windows, keep them open particularly if you have guests. Keep interior doors open when possible as well so as to keep air flowing naturally. Have electric fans constantly running so as to prevent air from going stale. You can also purchase air purifiers and specialized fans that potentially kills harmful particles in the air including the dreaded virus.
At the end of the day, keeping your condo safe and clean is up to your commitment to that particular cause. But having a developer with a property management department that upholds IATF standards and cares for its tenants goes a long way. Greenfield’s Condominium Developments in Mandaluyong and Greenfield District have shown exemplary dedication to making sure that IATF standards are followed to the letter.
If you’re interested in learning more about Greenfield’s commitment to a safer, cleaner and greener community, visit the website at https://greenfield.com.ph/. If you’re looking to purchase a condominium in Mandaluyong, call +63917 534 7336.