Dealing with summer colds
Few things can wreck you plans during vacation like a cold, and Charlotte maid services can be your first line of defense for you and your family. It is easy to catch summer colds when we are exposed to contaminated air conditioning, germ-filled swimming pools, and crowded shopping malls; or when we travel on trains, buses, and planes. Are we really surprised when our kids come down with colds a few days after a visit to playgrounds or amusement parks? What is most disheartening, is when a summer cold is contracted in our own home. The best Charlotte maid services in the region not only realize this, they work hard to keep on top of germ-friendly places in your home. Consider the following list of areas in the home that can use special attention to avoid passing on germs:
- Sinks and counter tops
We expect the sink to be one of the cleaner areas in the kitchen. However, sinks are always infected with bacteria, because they are constantly in contact with unprepared food and meats. Alarmingly, your kitchen sink and counter tops can be more contaminated than the bathroom sink.
- Coffee machines
Coffee lovers do not want to hear this but the coffee machine water tank is a damp, dark environment that is perfect for growing mold, mildew, and all sorts of bacterium. It is vitally important that you sanitize your coffee brewer at least once a week.
- The stove
From a bacteriological standpoint, stove handles are one of the filthiest places in your home. In fact, the stove handles are proven to be a greater source of germs than the kitchen sink. This is because contaminated hands that have handled raw foods and meats, are then used to open the oven doors and to operate the oven controls. This should also include the controls and handles of the microwave.
- Toothbrush Holder
Yikes, your toothbrush holder is a common source of growing bacteria, and it is probably the most common way that germs are passed from a sick family member to a healthy one. Cleaning the toothbrush holder with hydrogen peroxide every day, and isolating or sanitizing the toothbrush of a sick family member can help reduce the chance of spreading harmful germs.
- Pet food dishes
Pet-lovers who would never let their beloved pet eat out of a dirty dish, fail to consider the fact that dogs can transmit diseases such as ringworm, hookworms, roundworms and other infectious bacteria. Cleaning the dog or cat dish once a day will help to keep your pet from making anyone sick.
Professional Charlotte maid services
Clutter is a reality no matter how clean a home is. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services can help you to organize your home in a way that will keep the clutter to a minimum. Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s maid services are custom tailored to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations with flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings. If you are seeking safe and healthy solutions for your family, Gloria M’s cleaning services offers options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Call them today for Charlotte maid services that you will find to be consistent and dependable.
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