Coronavirus, Lockdown and Essential Property Maintenance

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Monday  23 November  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 168

Coronavirus, Lockdown and Essential Property Maintenance

How to keep essential cleaning for private residential properties within the context of anti-coronavirus measures relating to property management

At the moment, we are in the context of e-following the UK Government advice and the NHS guidance in order to protect each other against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.  In this context, it is required to everybody to make sure that they clean any potential traces of Covid-19 germs or viruses in their property from the entrance to the inside as well as around the building.  This should be done knowingly or unknowingly that the Covid-19 can survive on hard surfaces for up to a week.

As part of essential or perhaps life-saving cleaning duties making the essential property maintenance, we are going to follow this non-clinical decontamination requirement for collective health protection from the coronavirus.  This essential cleaning includes: household items, shopping, clothes, personal items (such as keys, wallets, bank cards, etc.) and shoes. 

• Coronavirus-related essential cleaning

Within the private rental property maintenance, there are many aspects of cleaning.  However, in the context of this week’s e-exercise with landlords/ladies and renters, we are going to focus on the cleaning elements relating to anti-coronavirus pandemic.  We are going to e-discuss with landlords/ladies and renters this cleaning matter.

At the moment, landlords/ladies may be spending money to decontaminate their properties from any potential traces of coronavirus germs or strains.  They may be spending on cleaning products and materials necessary either to keep their rented properties or the one they reside free from any traces of Covid-19 germs. 

Many of them have cleaning experience from the first shock wave of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.  Some of them may be sharing information and good practices on this matter with their tenants in the interest of public health protection.  There are still those who may not be aware of this information.

• Areas of coronavirus-related essential maintenance for e-discussion

In the process of spending for health protection, landlords/ladies and renters may encounter difficulties to differentiate between essential and non-essential spendings in order to protect themselves and people around them.  To ease this process for them and tenants, we will be e-discussing with them the following:

√ Essential and non-essential spending items in their cleaning budgets regarding the anti-coronavirus measures

√ Recommended key cleaning products and techniques to get rid of the traces of coronavirus hazards

√ Areas of properties to clean and wipe to disinfect them from Covid-19 germs

√ Protective equipment and clothes for this kind of anti-coronavirus cleaning work

√ The weekly or monthly cleaning budget for protection against coronavirus

√ Cleaning before and after property viewings, or between two tenancies

√ Social distancing rules and other health precautions (such as the wearing of face coverings and gloves) within the context of property maintenance

√ Stores and shops where to purchase at affordable prices essential cleaning products as well as where to get information and advice


In addition to the above, we are going to share some effective cleaning practices, stories, experiences, online sources, resources (such as videos) and leads regarding non-clinical decontamination of properties from Covid-19 germs.

For example, there are many hand sanitizers sold on the market.  However, not all of them have the medically recommended level of percentage of alcohol to be effective against the germs of the coronavirus pandemic.

This week, we are going to e-work with them via ONLY phone, text, email and contact form to try to exchange ideas and good practices about essential cleaning in the critical context of non-clinical decontamination of private rental properties from the traces or strains of coronavirus pandemic during the lockdown.

Like many of us, renters and landlords/ladies are searching for the best possible way of cleaning household items and of carrying out preventive personal hygiene against the Covid-19 germs.

Need to e-discuss your property cleaning matter to get rid of the Covid-19 risk factor, please do not hesitate to e-work with Home Relief. 

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Thank you for reading this post.

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Many thanks!

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