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Old 05-27-2020, 09:21 AM
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I closed down at the end of March. I only have one essential client that could come. The others are non-essential and not working. The essential was keeping her kids home with her older daughters at first. Then she switched them to a friend that has kids. She tells me I can take as long as I need to open up so I have not opened due to fear. I have some health problems that if I catch it may be problematic. with everyone slowly going back to work I really need to open up.

Anyway the real question here is how do I Ensure everyone's safety when my home is fully carpeted? I can't scrub my rubs every single day so I'm looking for suggestions. Is anyone else in this same position? I'm also at a loss for surface protection because I cannot find Lysol or Lysol like disinfectant anywhere! I still have some Lysol wipes but I'm using them sparingly to last. I want the Lysol spray to spray the bottom of the children shoes. For now I plan on having them take your shoes off and put them on the porch outside until it's time to leave. I have one child that will have a meltdown when he has to take his shoes off and leave them off. He wants them on at all times he's five
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:26 AM
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I closed down at the end of March. I only have one essential client that could come. The others are non-essential and not working. The essential was keeping her kids home with her older daughters at first. Then she switched them to a friend that has kids. She tells me I can take as long as I need to open up so I have not opened due to fear. I have some health problems that if I catch it may be problematic. with everyone slowly going back to work I really need to open up.

Anyway the real question here is how do I Ensure everyone's safety when my home is fully carpeted? I can't scrub my rubs every single day so I'm looking for suggestions. Is anyone else in this same position? I'm also at a loss for surface protection because I cannot find Lysol or Lysol like disinfectant anywhere! I still have some Lysol wipes but I'm using them sparingly to last. I want the Lysol spray to spray the bottom of the children shoes. For now I plan on having them take your shoes off and put them on the porch outside until it's time to leave. I have one child that will have a meltdown when he has to take his shoes off and leave them off. He wants them on at all times he's five
My home is mostly tile, but I have rugs in my classroom. I have been spraying them down with bleach solution twice a day and shampooing them with an antibacterial solution in a carpet shampooer Friday night. Could you try that in a inconspicuous area to make sure your carpet is colorfast?
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:31 AM
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I wish I had a good answer. I'd probably try misting daily with odoban since it is laundry and pet safe.

I got rid of all carpeting years ago in my old home then only looked at homes without. I just prefer hardwood and linoleum that I can mop daily. It just better suits my lifestyle with kids and dogs.
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Old 05-27-2020, 12:57 PM
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If you can find rubbing alcohol you could spray them down with that. Or Everclear
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:17 PM
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Thank you all!

I would love to have all hardwood floors or even linoleum but I rent my home. I'll try these thank you very much
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Old 05-27-2020, 03:01 PM
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I personally would not worry about it. Other than saliva aspiration and droplets nothing else really causes infections. Unless every kid is going to be in a bubble while at your house, cleaning the carpets would be the least of your worries.
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As for the child who has a fit taking his shoes off.....too bad.

He takes his shoes off. Your house. Your rules.
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My classroom is carpet. I've had good luck with our carpet cleaners. I run them every few weeks plus spot cleanup. like the others said- if you're worried about it us a spray on them lightly.
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