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Selling Your Home? Disinfect For Safety

If you've thought about selling your home, you've thought about how you're going to disinfect surfaces to keep you and visitors safe. Especially important during the time of the coronavirus, disinfecting your home could save lives. Let's explore some disinfectant options to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Disinfecting your home is a hot topic in the era of the coronavirus. There are many disinfectant options available that can help protect your family and guests.  Focus on consistently cleaning the areas most likely to carry a high concentration of germs and limit the number of visitors.

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5 Surfaces

According to Clorox®, the germiest surfaces are doorknobs, kitchen drawer knobs, bathroom sink, bathroom faucet handles, and kitchen countertops. Focus on these surfaces to kill germs and prevent their spread.


Many of us lean towards Lysol® as a preferred disinfectant and recent research proves that we're making a good choice. Per the EPA, 3 Lysol® products have been proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, when used on hard, non-porous surfaces: Disinfecting Spray, Max Cover Mist, Disinfecting Wipe.


Clorox® is another popular disinfecting product and can be effective against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, nonporous surfaces. These products include the brand's disinfecting wipes, Clean-Up® Cleaner+Bleach, and disinfecting bleach2.

Disinfectant Sprays or Wipes

When disinfecting surfaces, consider whether you want to use a spray or wipes. If anyone in your family has asthma or breathing concerns, avoid sprays that can lead to bronchial irritation. When using wipes, dispose of them after wiping down a surface vs. using them repeatedly over various surfaces. This helps avoid spreading germs from surface to surface and from diluting the effectiveness of the disinfecting wipe.

Keeping Visitors Safe

If you're selling your house, you're going to have a few visitors even if you're focused on virtually showing your home. Visitors might include an inspector, an appraiser, your real estate agent, homebuyers, and others. For your safety and theirs, supply disposable gloves, disinfecting wipes, masks, and a garbage can. You'll be glad you did.


Selling your home during the pandemic means focusing extensively on disinfecting surfaces. Disinfect the surfaces likely to have the most germs, as well as other commonly touched items in your home (ex. remote controls and light switches). Remember to read the instructions on all disinfecting products to ensure their effectiveness against germs.  Help keep each other safe by disinfecting your home regularly and practicing CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Reazo is not affiliated with the Lysol® or Clorox® brand.


Janelle D.

I've worked in the real estate sector for more than a decade and enjoy sharing my knowledge on the subject and researching the latest trends. In my free time I like to craft, spend time with my family and dog, participate in outdoor activities like hiking, and I'm passionate about photography.

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