Toy cleaning is not child’s play

Deep cleaning in Charlotte, NC

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Deep cleaning means that you are maintaining a clean environment for you and your family. Cold and flu season is just around the corner, and you will need to be extra vigilant to protect your children. There are many reasons to keep your home clean, and one of the most important is borne out of our desire to keep our children as healthy as possible. Any parent who has toddlers and primary aged children knows that young children are indiscriminate regarding what they place in their mouth, and it is no coincidence that they are constantly dealing with colds and flu symptoms.

The myth of catching a cold

A common misconception is that over-exposure to cold weather can make one sick with a cold or flu. However, colds are not caused by exposure to cold air; they are caused by a virus infection. There are as at least 200 different kinds of viruses that are responsible for the infection we commonly describe as a cold. We understand the reason that colds and flu are more common in the fall and winter. It is because during this time of year, we tend to spend more time indoors. The indoor environment is perfect for spreading the viruses from one person to the next. Keeping children indoors, with warm moist air, makes them much more susceptible to catching colds.

Deep cleanings to prevent the spread of colds

As we mentioned above, sharing germ laden toys is one of the most common ways for children to get sick. Regular and deep cleaning of toys, is crucial for reducing the chances of your children catching colds, especially during the months that children spend most of their time indoors.

Consider the following tips to keep your children’s toys clean:

  1. Use a baby wipe to clean off toys that hit the ground or floor while you are out and about.
  2. Consider using a steam cleaner to steam and sanitize toys, play pens, car seats, and high chairs.
  3. Wipe clean toys regularly with a disinfectant wipe.
  4. Baby and toddler toys should be cleaned at least once weekly.
  5. Older children’s toys can be cleaned monthly, unless they are frequently shared with younger children.
  6. Plush toys should be steamed or laundered about 4 times per year.

One of the top housecleaning services in Charlotte, NC

Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable house cleaning services around your needs.


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