History serves to teach us insights into why we react and behave in the manner we do, especially after a momentous incident. For example, when we look at how people behaved after September 11, 2001, we saw a sharp decline in air travel for several months and even years after. People did not feel comfortable riding in the confined space of an airplane so they chose to travel using the safer options of cars and trains.
The same can be said of post COVID-19. Even though the numbers of positive cases are quickly ebbing as more and more people get vaccinated, people are still not comfortable being in enclosed spaces with other travelers. Airline travel remains down and people who planned to take cruises will probably not go as they are afraid of what may happen should the virus be lurking on the ship.
However, people are resilient in their desire to safely go on vacation. Travelers wants to have the freedom to travel and experience an active outdoor experience while also taking charge of their environment. Many consumers are moving toward purchasing RVs and sales projections for such vehicles show a 23.9% increase over 2020. Many expect that trend to keep rising in the years ahead.
RVs are attractive to travelers as they give the owners 100 percent control over their space. They are self-contained, have their own bathrooms, beds and cooking facilities.
If you are planning on renting out your RV this summer or plan on taking a trip yourself in one, it remains important to keep cleanliness in the top of your mind before you go. The CDC is recommending that you limit access to the RV for a minimum of 24-72 hours after each use to give enough time to clean and sanitize. Below are the CDC’s cleaning guidelines:
- Wear disposable gear while you clean (gloves, face masks). If you wear gloves, throw them out after each cleaning and wash your hands.
- Ventilate rooms while you clean by leaving the windows and door open.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after each cleaning. Use soap and water, and wash for at least 20 seconds.
- Use detergent or soap and water to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Once the surface is clean, spray with a disinfectant.
- Don’t touch your face while cleaning (wearing a face mask can help prevent this).
- Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. This includes: bedsheets, mattress covers, towels, and blankets.
- While restocking your supplies, take a moment to check expiration dates. And remember to never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaning solution that can release toxic gases that are dangerous to inhale.
- Line your trash cans to make it easier to dispose of waste.
- Once you are done cleaning, immediately take out the trash if it contains cleaning supplies like used paper towels or disinfectant wipes.
However, to assure customers they are receiving a sanitized vehicle and that you have eradicated any contaminants from the previous owner, stop by your nearest participating dealership and ask for a 15-minute NuVinAir treatment. The perfect safety precaution a vehicle owner can make is to use NuVinAir’s effective patented process and treatment cleaning solutions tailored specifically to keep vehicles clean and healthy.
Powered by chlorine dioxide, each treatment generates a dry, hygienic gas which fills the vehicle’s interior and penetrates deeply into all surfaces. The gas rapidly dissipates after dispersion and, when use directions are followed, allows for the safe and rapid re-entry into a clean, contaminant-free vehicle.
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About NuVinAir Global:
NuVinAir Global is a privately held, Dallas-based company providing healthier commutes for drivers and passengers around the world. They deliver a ‘Total Health’ product line that utilizes sanitization science and a patented cleaning process to dealerships, rental car companies, and other automotive businesses. NuVinAir’s patented ReStore and ReFresh treatments are used to clean the interior air of the vehicle, including the HVAC system, and remove contaminants, odor, and pollutants by dispelling a dry, hygienic vapor that reaches places that sprays and wipes simply cannot. Products and programs are sold through its franchisees, who own protected rights to their defined territories. For more information, visit NuVinAir.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.