Coronavirus Cleaning Advice

Coronavirus Cleaning Advice

Coronavirus Cleaning Advice

The Most important tip ever – Spray and Stay!

It’s more important than ever to keep your house clean as the global spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) continues. The virus appears to spread via respiratory droplets and can remain alive for days on surfaces, meaning that NOW is the time to clean your home thoroughly. Frequent cleaning of surfaces in high-traffic areas will do a lot to keep your family safe, along with other precautions like hand-washing, not touching your face, and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Clean frequently touched surfaces

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently and wipe down surfaces that are frequently touched. The FabCab unit has the complete list of detergents that can be used to achieve this –

Here are a few areas to tackle:

  • Light switches
  • Doorknobs
  • Cabinet handles
  • Drawer handles
  • Toilet handles
  • Sinks
  • Microwave handle and buttons
  • Coffee pot handle
  • Aquazania machine
  • Refrigerator door handle
  • Hard-backed chairs
  • TV remotes
  • Phones

Mark Kruger CEO of FabCab gives some real, practical advice:

How to clean your phone

If you haven’t cleaned your phone in a while, it’s definitely time to give it some attention. Have an iPhone? Apple says it’s safe to wipe down phone screens with a Clorox Disinfectant spray or 70% isopropyl alcohol spray. FabMulti is the perfect product for this. Spray once or twice onto a microfibre or similar cloth and then wipe surface thoroughly with the cloth.

Tips on staying healthy

  • Home: Wash hands as soon as you get home, before and after food preparation, before eating, after using the bathroom, after touching garbage. If you’re caring for someone who is sick, be extra cautious with your cleaning, frequently laundering sheets and towels using FabLaundry and FabSoft from FabCab.
  • Work: Wash your hands as soon as you arrive in the office, before eating, and after using the bathroom. Avoid partaking in any communal snacks. If you feel sick, please stay home and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
  • School: Teach your kids how to properly wash their hands and for the optimal time duration (20 seconds!). Remind them to wash before eating lunch or snacks and after using the bathroom. Keep children home if they are sick.
  • Shopping: Avoid touching your face after you touch anything other people may have touched. Use an antibacterial wipe on the grocery cart handle. If using reusable bags, be sure to wash them when you get home using FabLaundry and FabSoft .Spray down and disinfect all plastic bags and groceries that you have bought , using our FabMulti product.
  • Traveling: Stay at least six feet away from anyone who is sneezing, coughing, or blowing their nose. Wash your hands after going through security and after getting off the plane. Carry disinfectant wipes to wipe down the tray table and its latch and your seatbelt clasp as well.

Please stay safe and healthy out there!

The cleanest washing machine equals the cleanest washing on the block

The cleanest washing machine equals the cleanest washing on the block

The Cleanest Washing Machine Equals the Cleanest Washing on the Block

Four “must know” ways to use your washing machine

We know you’ve been doing laundry for many years, but are you doing it in the most optimal way?

FabCab reveals 4 strategies for perfectly clean, beautifully smelling clothes and a happy machine every time you do your laundry.

  1. Reduce your load size

Cramming the washing machine’s tub maybe your quickest option, especially when you have so much laundry to do, but clothes need to move and tumble to get properly cleaned! By cramming in too much, clothes and towels are too tightly packed to allow the detergent and water to get in between them and will not come out as clean as you’d hoped. Adjust the water level (newer models automatically do this) and drying time, and if your washer and dryer have different capacities, go for the smaller volume.

  1. Pick the right detergent

Use only products with the “HE” logo in high-efficiency machines. Today, many detergents are formulated for both regular and high-efficiency machines, but some brands, still offer separate product lines. Pick the wrong one, and you may end up with too many suds (froth made from soap and water) in your clothes. Regular cleaners can generate too many suds, damaging these appliances. Our FabLaundry detergent is ideally formulated to do a thorough job of cleaning your clothes without generating any suds.

  1. Make sure you’re measuring

The instructions on your detergent’s packaging are accurate guidelines — it’s when you ignore them that errors occur.

“Don’t pour in your detergent without measuring,” says Carolyn Forte, the director of the Home Appliances and Cleaning Products department in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. “Eyeballing the correct amount is more difficult than you think. You’ll get it wrong.”

Think about how much you’re washing (and how dirty your clothes are). Your detergent’s instructions ask if you’re washing a “medium,” or “large” load, but what do those words really mean?

“A medium-sized load is about 2.7 – 3.2kg and will fill your machine about three-quarters of the way,” says Forte. “If you’re washing clothes with a lot of stains, use a pre stain remover before adding your washing to the machine

“A large-sized load is about 3.2 – 4kg and will fill your machine.

The FabCab unit comes with both the liquid laundry and softener with exact measurements for both medium and large loads resulting in the cleanest and freshest laundry on the block.

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  1. Clean the machine.

Select the largest load size, fill the tub with hot water and a cup of FabMulti from FabCab (which is perfect for this purpose) and run a cycle. On a newer machine, just select the self-cleaning cycle. Then remove dispensers and drawers and rinse under hot water, cleaning off the residue.


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